Art of Devotion
Through March 3, 2024
Experience Korean art in full color. Presented across five galleries, Korea in Color: A Legacy of Auspicious Images features large-scale contemporary works of art in dialogue with select masterpieces from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Korea in Color invites visitors to encounter the role art once played in everyday Korean life across four themes connected to a traditional household: protection offered by animals at the doorstep; symbols of abundance and longevity in the garden; scholarly objects and books in the study; and the appreciation of majestic mountains beyond the walls of the home. The fifty works, many on view in the US for the first time, highlight the continued influence of color, showcase the legacy of auspicious images, and span a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, prints, video, and multi-media installations.
Seongpa, "Fierce Tiger Woke Up" (detail), 2012. Lacquer on panel. 63 25/32 x 224 13/32 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Through January 14, 2024Local artist Carlo Miranda showcases ten recent paintings in this intimate exhibition featuring hyperrealistic portraits, painted in oil on panel, of those closest to him: his family, his friends, his barber. Together the portraits highlight a vibrant community and invite viewers to develop an empathy toward his subjects or even construct imaginary stories of their lives.
Carlo Miranda, "The Barber," 2022. Oil on panel. Courtesy of the artist.
On View December 16, 2023–June 16, 2024See selections from Berenice Abbott’s monumental photography project Changing New York that capture the rapid transformation of New York City in the 1930s. Explore modern skyscrapers, harbors, highways, city squares, neighborhoods, storefronts, and hand-painted signs that capture the essence of a specific time and place. Abbott’s photographs changed the course of photography in the twentieth century and are a reminder of the excitement and joy ignited when seeing the world anew.
Berenice Abbott, "Metropolitan Life Building, New York," ca. 1935. Gelatin silver print. Gift of Cam and Wanda Garner, 2020.340. © Berenice Abbott/Getty Images, Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.
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.
"Gauri Ragini of Malkos," ca. 1680. Opaque watercolor on paper. Edwin Binney 3rd Collection. 1990.962
December 16, 2023 through June 16, 2024
September 7, 2024 through January 5, 2025
March 23, 2023 – May 12, 2024
September 30, 2023 – June 30, 2024
March 11, 2025 – October 13, 2025
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