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The San Diego Museum of Art

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1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92102 United States
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May31

Friday

5:00PM

No Art After Hours

There will be no Art After Hours this Friday, May 31 due to the Friends’…

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Jun1

Saturday

1:00PM

La Jolla Renaissance Singers: The Music of the Golden Age

Saturday, June 1 1:00 p.m. Gallery 4/5 The La Jolla Renaissance singers perform a program…

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Jun2

Sunday

1:00PM

Family Drop-In Day: All Mixed Up! – Exploring Art Materials

Sunday, June 2 1:00–3:00 p.m. Lower rotunda / Select galleries Explore and learn more about…

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Jun14

Friday

2:00PM

Drawing in the Galleries

Friday, June 14 2:00–4:00 p.m. This event has been cancelled. Draw from objects on view…

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Jun14

Friday

8:30PM

Sounds of Seville: An Evening of Flamenco Dance with “La Piñona”

Friday, June 14 8:30 p.m. Museum Rotunda   UPDATE This program has been changed to…

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Jun15

Saturday

7:00PM

Sounds of Seville: An Evening of Flamenco Dance with “La Chimi” (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, June 15 7:00 p.m. Museum Rotunda SOLD OUT Join award-winning dancer, choreographer, and producer…

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Jun18

Tuesday

12:00PM

ArtStop: Sert Panels

Tuesday, June 18 noon Rotunda Join us on the third Tuesday of each month during…

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Jun21

Friday

6:00PM

SDMA + The San Diego Shakespeare Society: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Friday, June 21 6:00 p.m. Museum Rotunda Free after Museum admission. Celebrate the summer solstice…

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Jul7

Sunday

1:00PM

Family Drop-In Day: Spectacle and Satire – Circuses and Sideshows

Sunday, July 7 1:00–3:00 p.m. Lower rotunda / Select galleries Come capture the childlike wonder…

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Jul16

Tuesday

10:00AM

Art Library Used Book Sale

Tuesday, July 16 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Museum front steps Take home a piece of history!…

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Jul19

Friday

5:30PM

SDMA+ The San Diego Opera: The Golden Age of Spain

Friday, July 19 5:30 p.m. Museum rotunda Free after Museum admission Experience the beautiful juxtaposition…

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Jul25

Thursday

6:00PM

Culture & Cocktails: Angels and Saints

Thursday, July 25 6:00–10:00 p.m. The Museum celebrates Art and Empire: The Golden Age of…

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Jul26

Friday

5:00PM

On the Steps at SDMA: The Golden Age of Spain

Friday, July 26 5:00–8:00 p.m. Museum front steps Free Admission Celebrate the Museum’s summer exhibition…

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Aug2

Friday

5:30PM

SDMA+ The San Diego Ballet: Don Juan

Friday, August 2 5:30 p.m. Museum Rotunda Free after Museum admission Join the San Diego…

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Aug4

Sunday

1:00PM

Family Drop-In Day: The Golden Age of Spain

Sunday, August 4 1:00–3:00 p.m. Lower rotunda / Select galleries Explore and learn more about…

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Aug30

Friday

5:00PM

Opening Celebration for “Black Life: Images of Resistance and Resilience in Southern California”

Friday, August 30 5:00–7:00 p.m. Gallery 14/15 Enjoy free admission to our opening celebration inside…

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Sep8

Sunday

1:00PM

Family Drop-In Day: Closer Looks – Exploring the Visible Vaults

Sunday, September 8 1:00–3:00 p.m. Lower rotunda / Select galleries Come create beautiful 17th century…

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Sep17

Tuesday

12:00PM

Artstop: Poussin

Tuesday, September 17 noon Join us on the third Tuesday of each month during Resident’s…

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Oct4

Friday

10:00AM

Circle Insider Views

Friday, October 4 10:00–11:30 a.m. Rotunda Conversation: Black Life Exhibition We invite Circle members to…

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Oct6

Sunday

1:00PM

Family Drop-In Day: Masks, Skulls, and More

Sunday, October 6 1:00–3:00 p.m. Free with Museum admission. Explore and learn more about the…

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Oct15

Tuesday

12:00PM

ArtStop: Abstract Revolution

Tuesday, October 15 noon Free after Museum admission. Join us on the third Tuesday of…

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Oct17

Thursday

6:00PM

Culture & Cocktails: Abstract Revolution

Thursday, October 17 6:00–10:00 p.m. The Museum celebrates Abstract Revolution with the popular sundown series, Culture…

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Oct19

Saturday

9:00AM

Abstract Expressionism Workshop (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, October 19 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Museum Art School (Meet at the Museum) SOLD OUT…

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Oct23

Wednesday

5:00PM

Educators Fall Preview

Wednesday, October 23 5:00–7:00 p.m. Educators are invited to a preview of the Museum’s 2019–20…

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Oct25

Friday

6:00PM

SDMA+ San Diego Shakespeare Society: Spooky ArtStops

Friday, October 25 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Free after Museum admission. Get in the…

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Nov1

Friday

5:00PM

College Night at SDMA

Friday, November 1 5:00–8:00 p.m. Free admission for college students, faculty, and staff. Are you…

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Nov3

Sunday

1:00PM

Family Drop-In Day: Discovering Still Life Feasts

Sunday, November 3 1:00–3:00 p.m. Free with Museum admission. Explore and learn more about the…

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Nov3

Sunday

1:00PM

SDMA+ The San Diego Youth Symphony: Musical ArtStops

Sunday, November 3 1:00 p.m. Free after Museum admission. Tour the Museum through music! Travel…

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Nov7

Thursday

10:30AM

The Museum Opens at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, November 7 10:30 a.m. The San Diego Museum of Art will open at 10:30…

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Nov9

Saturday

10:00AM

Members’ Preview: Bouguereau & America

Saturday, November 9 10:00 a.m.–Noon Free and exclusively for members Be among the first to…

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Nov9

Saturday

12:00PM

Opening Day for Bouguereau & America

Saturday, November 9 Noon-5:00 p.m. Bouguereau & America opens to the public at noon on November…

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Nov15

Friday

5:30PM

SDMA+ The San Diego Opera

Friday, November 15 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Museum rotunda Free after Museum…

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Nov19

Tuesday

12:00PM

ArtStop: Anna Hyatt Huntington

Tuesday, November 19 noon Free after Museum admission. Join us on the third Tuesday of…

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Nov19

Tuesday

7:00PM

Art of Elan: In Spite of All This (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, November 19 7:00 p.m. John M. and Sally B. Thornton Rotunda SOLD OUT Inspired…

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Nov22

Friday

5:00PM

No Art After Hours

There will be no Art After Hours on Friday, November 22 due to the Friends’…

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Dec6

Friday

5:00PM

December Nights

Friday, December 6–Saturday, December 7 5:00–9:00 p.m. Happy Holidays! The Museum is closed during the…

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Dec7

Saturday

5:00PM

December Nights

Friday, December 6–Saturday, December 7 5:00–9:00 p.m. Happy Holidays! The Museum is closed during the…

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Dec8

Sunday

1:00PM

Family Drop-In Day: Exploring the Art of Bouguereau

Sunday, December 8 1:00–3:00 p.m. Join us and celebrate the holiday season by creating your…

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Dec13

Friday

5:00PM

No Art After Hours

There will be no Art After Hours on Friday, December 13. The Museum will close…

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Dec14

Saturday

9:00AM

Gilding Workshop (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, December 14 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Museum Art School (Meet at the Museum) SOLD OUT…

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Dec17

Tuesday

12:00PM

ArtStop: South Asian Collection

Tuesday, December 17 noon Join us on the third Tuesday of each month during Residents’…

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Dec25

Wednesday

The Museum is Closed

Happy Holidays! The Museum is closed in observance of Christmas Day.

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Dec26

Thursday

10:00AM

Extended Holiday Hours

Thursday, December 26–Monday, December 30 Celebrate the Holidays! Celebrate the holidays with visiting family and…

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Dec28

Saturday

10:00AM

Extended Holiday Hours

Thursday, December 26–Monday, December 30 Celebrate the Holidays! Celebrate the holidays with visiting family and…

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Dec29

Sunday

12:00PM

Extended Holiday Hours

Thursday, December 26–Monday, December 30 Celebrate the Holidays! Celebrate the holidays with visiting family and…

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Dec30

Monday

10:00AM

Extended Holiday Hours

Thursday, December 26–Monday, December 30 Celebrate the Holidays! Celebrate the holidays with visiting family and…

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Jan1

Wednesday

The Museum is Closed

Happy New Year! The Museum is closed in observance of New Year’s Day on January…

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Jan5

Sunday

1:00PM

Family Drop-In Day: Build It, Shape It, Sculpt It

Sunday, January 5 1:00–3:00 p.m. Gallery 16 Join us and create beautiful floral relief sculptures…

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Jan10

Friday

7:00PM

Art of Elan Pop Up Concert: Abstract Revolution

Friday, January 10 7:00 p.m. Gallery 12 FREE pop-up concert after Museum admission! Followed by…

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Jan21

Tuesday

12:00PM

ArtStop: Bouguereau & America

Tuesday, January 21 noon Join us on the third Tuesday of each month during Residents’…

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Jan24

Friday

5:30PM

SDMA+ The San Diego Ballet

Friday, January 24 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Museum rotunda Free after Museum…

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Feb1

Saturday

10:00AM

Member Appreciation Weekend

Saturday, February 1 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.   Thank you to our members at The…

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Feb2

Sunday

12:00PM

Member Appreciation Weekend

Sunday, February 2 | 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.   Thank you to our members at The…

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Feb2

Sunday

1:00PM

Family Drop-In Day: Exploring Abstract Art

1:00-3:00pm Theme: Exploring Abstract Art Gallery 16   Explore a world of texture, color, and…

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Feb3

Monday

10:30AM

Exhibition Tour: Bouguereau and America

The San Diego Museum of Art’s Curator of European Art, Dr. Michael Brown, will conduct…

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Feb7

Friday

7:00PM

Art of Elan Pop Up Concert: Dream of Spring

Friday, February 7 7:00 p.m. John M. and Sally B. Thornton Rotunda FREE pop-up concert…

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Feb13

Thursday

6:00PM

Culture & Cocktails: Flight of Love

Thursday, February 13 6:00–10:00 p.m. Bring a date, grab some friends, and experience art in…

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Feb15

Saturday

9:00AM

Valentine’s Workshop

Saturday, February 15 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Museum Art School (Meet at the Museum) Express your…

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Feb15

Saturday

10:00AM

Art of Reading Book Club

Saturday, February 15 10:00 a.m.–Noon Museum Boardroom Enjoy coffee and refreshments and join in a…

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Feb18

Tuesday

12:00PM

Artstop: American Ceramics

Tuesday, February 18 noon Join us on the third Tuesday of each month during Residents’…

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Feb20

Thursday

5:30PM

Teen Art Café: 3D Art

James S. Copley Auditorium Free for middle school and high school students RSVP requested to…

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Mar6

Friday

5:00PM

No Art After Hours

Free Admission There will be no Art After Hours due to On the Steps: A…

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Mar6

Friday

5:00PM

On the Steps: A Celebration of Persian Arts and Culture

Museum Front Steps Free Admission Celebrate the Museum’s collection of Persian art with this free…

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Mar8

Sunday

1:00PM

Family Drop-In Day: Look inside the Visible Vaults

Gallery 16 Free with Museum admission   Take a look inside the Visible Vaults to…

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Mar10

Tuesday

7:00PM

Art of Elan: Observations

Tuesday, March 10 7:00 p.m. Gallery 16 Inspired by Manierre Dawson’s Observation Taking inspiration from…

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Mar14

Saturday

7:00PM

POSTPONED: SDMA+ LA Harptette

Saturday, March 14 7:00 p.m. Museum Rotunda Please note that the Museum is taking the…

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Mar17

Tuesday

12:00PM

CANCELED: ArtStop: Binney Collection

Please note that the Museum is taking the necessary precautions and following the guidelines communicated…

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Mar20

Friday

5:00PM

CANCELED: College Night at SDMA

Free admission for college students, faculty, and staff Please note that the Museum is taking…

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Apr5

Sunday

1:00PM

CANCELED: Family Drop-In Day: Modern Masterpieces: Shapes and Sculptures

Please note that the Museum is taking the necessary precautions and following the guidelines communicated…

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Apr23

Thursday

The Museum is Closed

Thursday, April 23 The Museum is closed in preparation for the Art Alive 2020 Premiere…

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Apr24

Friday

9:00AM

CANCELED: Art Alive Floral Exhibition

Please note that the Museum is taking the necessary precautions and following the guidelines communicated…

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Apr24

Friday

5:00PM

No Art After Hours

Friday, April 24 There will be no Art After Hours this Friday, April 24 due…

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Apr24

Friday

7:00PM

CANCELED: BLOOM BASH

Friday, April 247:00 p.m.–midnight        CANCELED: We are heartbroken that we must cancel Art…

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Apr25

Saturday

9:00AM

CANCELED: Art Alive Floral Exhibition

Please note that the Museum is taking the necessary precautions and following the guidelines communicated…

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Apr25

Saturday

12:00PM

Garden of Activities

CANCELED: Please note that the Museum is taking the necessary precautions and following the guidelines…

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Apr26

Sunday

9:00AM

CANCELED: Art Alive Floral Exhibition

Please note that the Museum is taking the necessary precautions and following the guidelines communicated…

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Apr26

Sunday

12:00PM

Garden of Activities

CANCELED: Please note that the Museum is taking the necessary precautions and following the guidelines…

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Apr27

Monday

The Museum is Closed

Monday, April 27 The Museum is closed for the deinstallation of Art Alive 2020.

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May3

Sunday

1:00PM

CANCELED: Family Drop-In Day: Art of East Asia

Please note that the Museum is taking the necessary precautions and following the guidelines communicated…

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May5

Tuesday

7:00PM

Canceled until further notice: Art of Élan: Impressions

Please note that the Museum is taking the necessary precautions and following the guidelines communicated…

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May5

Tuesday

7:00PM

Canceled until further notice: Art of Élan: Impressions

Please note that the Museum is taking the necessary precautions and following the guidelines communicated…

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May8

Friday

5:00PM

CANCELED: SDMA+ Black Xpressions: Xpressive ArtStops

Please note that the Museum is taking the necessary precautions and following the guidelines communicated…

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May19

Tuesday

12:00PM

CANCELED: ArtStop

Please note that the Museum is taking the necessary precautions and following the guidelines communicated…

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May23

Saturday

10:00AM

May30

Saturday

7:00PM

CANCELED: Music in the Age of Rembrandt

Please note that the Museum is taking the necessary precautions and following the guidelines communicated…

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May30

Saturday

7:00PM

CANCELED: Music in the Age of Rembrandt

Please note that the Museum is taking the necessary precautions and following the guidelines communicated…

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Nov13

Friday

10:00AM

Members’ Preview: Masters of Photography: The Garner Collection

Friday, November 13 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Free and exclusively for members Be among the first…

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Nov14

Saturday

10:00AM

Canceled: Members’ Preview: Masters of Photography: The Garner Collection

Canceled per San Diego County COVID-19 regulations. Free and exclusively for members Be among the…

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Nov14

Saturday

12:00PM

Canceled: Opening Day for Masters of Photography

Canceled per San Diego County COVID-19 regulations. Emphasizing iconic images by some of the most…

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Dec25

Friday

The Museum is Closed

Happy Holidays! The Museum is closed in observance of Christmas Day.

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May4

Tuesday

7:00PM

Art of Elan: Impressions

Gerald Finzi’s “Interlude for string quartet and oboe” and the Phantasy Quintet by Ralph Vaughan…

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Jun18

Friday

10:00AM

Art Alive Floral Exhibition

June 18–20 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.   The Museum is in full bloom for this signature…

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Jun19

Saturday

10:00AM

Art Alive Floral Exhibition

June 18–20 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.   The Museum is in full bloom for this signature…

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Jun20

Sunday

9:00AM

Art Alive Floral Exhibition

June 20 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.   The Museum is in full bloom for this signature…

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Aug22

Sunday

1:00PM

SDMA+ Danza Mexi’cayotl

Sunday, August 22 1:00 p.m. Museum rotunda   Exploring the themes of identity, community, and…

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Sep12

Sunday

1:00PM

SDMA+ DISCO RIOT: Everything You See Could Be a Lie

Sunday, September 12 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. PT Museum galleries   Free…

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Sep16

Thursday

2:00PM

Disestablishment: Public Destruction Event

Thursday, September 16, 2021 2:00–5:00 p.m. PT Museum steps Be part of the Disestablishment: John…

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Sep17

Friday

2:00PM

Disestablishment: Public Destruction Event

Friday, September 17, 2021 2:00–5:00 p.m. PT Museum steps Be part of the Disestablishment: John…

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Sep23

Thursday

7:00PM

DINE

Thursday, September 23 7:00–10:00 p.m. John M. and Sally B. Thornton Rotunda     Enter…

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Oct16

Saturday

9:30AM

San Diego International Film Festival

Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. San Diego Museum of…

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