Through February 23, 2020
Through February 23, 2020Drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection of works on paper, the work of pivotal artists including Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, and Deborah Remington, and Mary Heilmann, are brought together to demonstrate that the masculine lens through which abstraction has been previously understood must be removed.
Through December 1, 2019Photographers Harry Adams, Charles Williams, and Guy Crowder were prominent members of the African American community in Southern California. Spanning 50 years, their compelling images document the political events as well as the daily life of this community during the second half of the twentieth century.
Through November 11, 2019A response to the Museum’s exhibition Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain is on view concurrently in Gallery 20, a group of 12 resin-on-canvas “portraits” of Christ’s disciples by contemporary Spanish artist José-María Cano. Cano launched his career as a musician and composer, most notably as a member of the best-selling Spanish pop band Mecano.
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.
November 9, 2019 through March 15, 2020
William-Adolphe Bouguereau enjoyed a remarkable popularity in the United States, particularly during the late 1800s through the early 20th century. Lauded and laureled by the French artistic establishment, and a dominant presence at the Parisian Salons, Bouguereau’s canvases offered American collectors the chance to bring Gallic sophistication and worldly elegance…
November 30, 2019 through March 1, 2020
Multimedia artist Nick Roth’s installation Fates is a three-panel animation that draws upon classical mythology to represent the tumult of human life and the struggle to come to terms with mortality. Rendered in a semi-abstract, semi-figurative style, the three Fates—Clotho (“the spinner”), Lachesis (“the allotter”), and Atropos (“the unturnable”)—appear, dissolve,…