Art of Devotion
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Through February 21, 2022
Emphasizing iconic images by some of the most famous photographers from the 20th century to the present, see a broad sampling from the substantial holdings of local collectors Cam and Wanda Garner. Grouped thematically into three sections, featured artists include Ansel Adams, Minor White, Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Frank Eugene, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, and Gregory Crewdson.
Originally installed in November 2020, but closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Masters of Photography: The Garner Collection is now reopening to the public November 20, 2021-February 21, 2022.
Opening March 19, 2022
See Impressionism masterpieces from some of the most significant names in European painting, including Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Pablo Picasso, Alfred Sisley, and Pierre Bonnard.
Organized by the Bemberg Foundation, based at the historic Hôtel d’Assézat in Toulouse, France, the exhibition features more than 60 works produced between the 1870s to 1930s. This is the first time this collection of works is on view in California, and is one of only two showcases in the United States.
Opening January 22, 2022
Etchings by nineteenth-century Spanish artist Mariano Fortuny helped propel him to be the most internationally acclaimed Spanish artist of his day. See nearly 20 unique etchings selected from the Museum’s permanent collection showing the breadth of Fortuny’s travels and influence.
Opening February 12, 2022
Experience nine evocative large-scale photographs by Chinese artist Wang Qingsong that also function as social commentary.
Two themes, “Images of Culture” and “Images of Conflict,” present the paradox posed in these works of increased social mobility in China, while physical movement of people at the time was sometimes restricted. The moving photographs are accompanied by a video showing Qingsong’s process.
Through May 1, 2022
San Diego-based artist Marianela de la Hoz shares 11 intimate egg tempera paintings created in 2020 to 2021 in response to the transformative circumstances imposed by the global pandemic of COVID-19. A related installation features two self-portraits by local artist Carlo Miranda, who worked as a nurse during the pandemic. The collection of works invites reflection on a variety of experiences lived during the pandemic.
The Visible Vaults recreates part of The San Diego Museum of Art’s most carefully guarded area, a place that is invisible to most visitors—the vaults—where the thousands of works of art in our collection are stored. See this insider’s look at hidden masterpieces, where visitors are invited to open drawers, peek into virtual storerooms, and take the time to sketch and observe some of the great treasures of the collection.
March 19, 2022 through August 7, 2022
The extraordinary works in this exhibition were collected by Georges Bemberg (1915–2011), the Argentine-French writer and musician who amassed one of the finest art collections in Europe. Today, the collection is housed at the Hótel d’Assézat in Toulouse, France. This exhibition marks the first time the Bemberg Foundation’s Impressionism collection,…
February 12, 2022 through August 14, 2022
Wang Qingsong is a Chinese artist who lives and works in Beijing and whose evocative large-scale photographs function as social commentary. This collection of images is full of the artist’s satirical wit, attention to photographic detail, and references to traditional Chinese and Western art history. Each work interprets dramatic social,…
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