1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. San Diego, CA 92101 Tel: (619) 232-7931 Fax: (619) 232-9367
Internet Address: www.sdmart.com Director: Don Bacigalupi. Ph.D.
Admission: fee: adult-$8.00. child-83.00, student-86.00. senior-86.00.
Attendance: 400.000 Established: 1926 Membership: Y ADA Compliant: Y Parking: free parking available in Balboa Park.
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-4:30pm.
Closed: New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day. Christmas Day.
Facilities: Architecture (Plateresque style, 1926 by architect Wm. Templeton Johnson): Auditorium (400 seats): Food Services Sculpture Garden Bistro (Tues-Fri. 10am-3pm: Sat-Sun. 10am-5pm. Sculpture Garden Cafe (Tues-Sun. 11am-2pm): Library (30.000 volumes): Sculpture Garden: Shop (blogs, calendars, posters, jewelry).
San Diego Museum of Art SDMA Photo Gallery
Facade. San Diego Museum of Art. Photograph courtesy of San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego. California.
San Diego Museum of Art
Activities: Concerts; Education Programs; Gallery Talks; Guided Tours (daily, call for times);
Lectures; Temporary Exhibitions; Traveling Exhibitions.
Publications: collection catalogue: exhibition catalogues.
The San Diego Museum of Art, located in the center of Balboa Park, contains approximately
10.000 objects, from Egyptian and Pre-Colombian periods to the twentieth century. Its permanent collection includes Italian Renaissance and Spanish Baroque old masters, American art, 19th-century European paintings. 20th-century paintings and sculpture, and the Frederick R. Weisman Gallery for California Art. Asian art includes a world-renowned collection of Indian paintings. The Museums Interactive Multimedia Art Gallery Explorer (IMAGE) system, featuring more than 300 of the Museums most significant works catalogued on user-friendly computers and reproduced in full-color images, is now a permanent part of the Museum’s facility. In addition to the impressive permanent collection, the San Diego Museum of Art hosts special international traveling exhibitions each year. Educational programs, including lectures, performances, classes for children and adults and family activities are offered on an almost daily basis. The permanent collection of the Museum is comprehensive. European paintings include a core of Spanish works by Juan Sanchez Cotan, Goya, El Greco and Francisco de Zurbanin. Italian painting is represented by Bernardo Bellotto, Canaletto, Carlo Crivelli, Giorgione, Francesco Guardi, and Luca Signorelli. Oil sketches by Peter Paul Rubens and Frans Hals and Bower pieces by Rachel Ruysch, Daniel Seghers, and Erasmus Quellinus highlight Dutch and Flemish collections. European art of the 19th- and 20th-centuries includes work b} Max Beckmann, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Salvador Dali, Honore Daumier, Giorgio De Chirico, Jean Dubuffet, Raoul Dufy, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Rene Magritte, Franz Marc, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Gabriele Munter, Emil Nolde, Paul Signac, Yves Tanguy, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Alexej von Jawlensky. and Edouard Vuillard. American paintings include \orks by Albert Bierstadt, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Asher B. Durand, Thomas Eakins, George lnness, Eastman Johnson. Raphaele Peale. and Ammi Phillips, and also several paintings by early California artists Maurice Braun and Charles Reiffel. Twentieth-century paintings include works by George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton. Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Robert Henri, Georgia OKeeffe. John Sloan, and Frank Stella. SI)MA exhibits an extensive collection of contemporary California art, featuring artists such as Edward Ruscha, David Hockney, Billy A1 Bengston, John Baldessari, Alexis Smith, and John Altoon. It is expanding its holdings in Latin American art and owns works by such important artists as Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo and Francisco Zuniga. Works on paper include an outstanding collection of more than one hundred Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec graphics and a small, but distinguished collection of watercolors. Twentieth-century sculpture includes works by Aristide Maillol, Gaston Lachaise, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Alexander Calder, Louise \evelson. Joan Miro, Marino Marini, and David Smith. The East Asian collections, among the most important and beautiful holdings of the museum, are comprehensive in the areas of Chinese, Japanese and Korean decorative arts, sculpture, and paintings. The South Asian collection includes works in a variety of media from a wide geographic area roughly bounded bv Turkey, Tibet, Vietnam, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Also notable is the museums internationally acclaimed collection of Indian. Persian and Turkish paintings (c. 1300-1650).
San Diego Art Institute (SDAI)
House of Charm. Balboa Park, 1439 El Prado, San Diego. CA 92101-1617 Tel: (619) 236-0011 Fax: (619) 236-1974
Internet Address: www.sandiego-art.org Administrative Director: Mr. Timothy Field Admission: free: adult-83.00. child-free. student-82.00. senior-82.00.
Attendance: 90,000 Established: 1941 Membership: Y Parking: on site. Open: Tuesday to Saturdav. 10am-4pm: Kxterior view of San Diego Art Institute. Rendering courtesy of San Diego Art Institute. San Diego. California, bunday, noon-4pm.
Facilities: Gallery (10,000 square feet): Sculpture Garden (handcrafted jewelry and gift items). Activities: Temporary Exhibitions.
Publications: newsletter. “Journal” (monthly). –
Neither a museum nor a for-profit gallery, the Art Institute functions much like a municipal gallery, offering a comprehensive overview of the visual art scene in San Diego. A new exhibition of works opens every six weeks. These juried exhibits display work in a variety of media including oil. acrylic, watercolor. pen and ink, monoprint, collage, assemblage, mixed media, photography, and sculpture. A solo show of work by an Institute member is also featured along with the main gallery exhibition. The David Fleet Young Artists Gallery showcases work from local schools.
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