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Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as we continue to share great works of art on social media.

 

Masterpiece Minute Podcast

This 60-second weekly podcast series shares the fascinating story, historical context, and significance behind important works in the SDMA collection. New episodes will be available every Friday at 10:00 a.m. on the SDMA app or online.

Learn more and listen now to Masterpiece Minute.

 

SDMA App

Download our app from the App Store or Google Play to virtually explore our galleries via 360, view insider stories, listen or read about works in our collection, and more!

 

SDMA at Play

Join us for fun weekly art activities for all ages! The SDMA Education team is whipping up at-home activities for emerging and established art students.

See all the SDMA at Play activities and share your creations with us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter using #SDMAatPlay.

 

Virtual SDMA+ Performances

Virtual SDMA+ are unique online experiences offered by The San Diego Museum of Art in collaboration with other local arts institutions to inspire a robust appreciation of the arts and a deeper exploration of the SDMA permanent collection.

Learn more about Virtual SDMA+ and see the schedule of performances.

 

UT Artwork of the Week

A featured artwork of the week by The San Diego Union-TribuneThe White Flower (White Trumpet Flower) by Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the Museum’s most popular pieces. Learn more about this important painting from Roxana Velásquez, Maruja Baldwin Executive Director.

Read about The White Flower by Georgia O’Keeffe now.

 

Lectures, Talks, Performances

Visit our YouTube Channel to join us on informative ArtStops, watch performances inspired by works of art, sit in on lectures, and learn about collection highlights.

 

Spanish Art Resources

Explore the Museum’s robust collection of Spanish art, including works by El Greco, Juan Sánchez Cotán, Francisco de Zurbarán, and many more. See the digital content specific to Spanish art at the Museum.

This episode of Masterpiece Minute is brought to you in part by the Tourist Office of Spain.

 

Art Alive

The first-ever Virtual Art Alive 2020 shared behind-the-scenes views and blooms through the years, dancing and cocktails at Virtual Bloom Bash, hands-on art opportunities, and more than 50 floral interpretations inspired by the SDMA collection.

Learn more about Virtual Art Alive 2020.

 

Recommended Readings

See what we are reading by taking a look at the titles of past Art of Reading Book Club lists:

  • How to Paint a Dead Man, by Sarah Hall shares four stories that intertwine thematically to create a pure discourse concerning art, love, death, and loss.
  • The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, by Stephen Greenblatt is an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery. Learn how one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it.
  • The Art Forger: A Novel, by B.A. Shapiro is a thrilling novel about seeing—and not seeing—the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.
  • Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling, by Ross King is the story of how Michelangelo, against all odds, created the masterpiece that has ever since adorned the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
  • Color: A Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finlay tells the story of how colors were made throughout history.
  • Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton is an Art of Reading Book Club favorite about contemporary artists.
  • The Hare with the Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art & Loss by Edmund deWaal is about a netsuke owned by a formerly well off 19th/early 20th century family.
  • My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk is a murder mystery that talks about 17th century Indian miniature painting through one of the artists.
 

A Special Message from Roxana Velásquez, Maruja Baldwin Executive Director

A special video message from Roxana Velásquez, Maruja Baldwin Executive Director of The San Diego Museum of Art. As we face new challenges and take creative opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic, art can guide us through crisis. It always has and will continue to do so.

Un mensaje especial e invitación a disfrutar el museo de manera virtual de Roxana Velásquez, Maruja Baldwin Executive Director of The San Diego Museum of Art. 


Featured: Seymour Pearlstein. Toby’s Summer #6, undated. Oil on canvas. Gift of the American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters, New York: Hassam and Speicher Funds, 1978.11. | Head of a Woman, listening, ca. 1934. Etching. George C. Kenney II and Olga Kitsakos-Kenney, 2004.227. | Manny Farber (AKA Emanuel Farber). Ad Sheet with Yellow Thayer Box, 1978. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norton S. Walbridge, 2001.39. | Ivan Messenger. Moment Musical, undated. Lithograph. Museum purchase with funds provided by Alice Klauber. 1948.10. | Georgia O’Keeffe. The White Flower (White Trumpet Flower), 1932. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mrs. Inez Grant Parker in memory of Earle W. Grant. 1971.12. | Chanticleer, 1922. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase with funds from the Helen M. Towle Bequest, 1936.15. | Juan Sánchez Cotán. Still Life with Quince, Cabbage, Melon, and Cucumber, ca. 1602. Oil on canvas. Gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam, 1945.43 | Henri Matisse (AKA Henri Emile Benoît Matisse). Bouquet, 1916-1917. Oil on canvas. Gift of M. A. Wertheimer from the collection of his late wife, Annetta Salz Wertheimer, 1934.77. | Henri Matisse (AKA Henri Emile Benoît Matisse). Reader with Bouquet of Roses, 1925. Lithograph. Gift of Mrs. Saidie A. May, 1935.6.