Through August 11, 2019
Christian Marclay combines irreverent popular culture with an examination of human nature and emotion. Telephones brings together various clips of phones ringing and being answered in a logical narrative in which at times certain characters from disparate clips appear to be communicating with one another.
Through August 25, 2019
Whether portraying sideshow attractions or offering moral commentaries, for centuries artists have sought to capture the fascinating and the seemingly mundane with humor and wonder. With a keen eye and sharp wit, artists including William Hogarth (1697–1764) and Francisco Goya (1746–1828) used their talents to impart lessons of morality or to express political discontent while maintaining a playful, yet critical, undertone.
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.
April 12, 2019 through July 14, 2019
Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898—1995) was one of the earliest photographers to take advantage of the compact camera to capture candid moments of domesticity, industry, and recreation. He intrepidly documented historic events, and intimately portrayed both celebrities and ordinary people with an apparent sensitivity for their natural behaviors and demeanor. After immigrating…
May 18, 2019 through September 2, 2019
Spain’s Golden Age may be defined as the extraordinary moment when the visual arts, architecture, literature, and music all reached unprecedented heights. Featuring a diverse selection of more than 100 outstanding works produced by leading artists from Spain and its global territories, Art and Empire: The Golden Age of …