San Diego Museum of Art

1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101


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As the region’s oldest, largest and most visited art museum, located in the heart of beautiful Balboa Park, the San Diego Museum of Art holds a notable permanent collection which includes Spanish and Italian old masters, South Asian paintings, and 19th- and 20th-century American paintings and sculptures. 

A program of regular temporary special exhibitions is enhanced by a year-round schedule of cultural and educational programs.

Exhibitions & Dates

  • Art of East Asia

    - Dec 31 2019

    Exceptional arts speak to the philosophical and creative traditions that inspired people throughout China, Japan, and Korea.

  • German Expressionism

    Feb 13 2016 - Dec 31 2019

    48 paintings, drawings and prints by the leaders of the German and Austrian avant-garde

  • Art of the 20th Century

    - Dec 31 2019

    Paintings and sculptures trace a trajectory through a century of art, from the School of Paris to Surrealism and Pop

  • Visible Vaults

    Nov 12 2016 - Nov 12 2019

    Behind-the-scenes display of more than 275 little-known masterpieces

  • Photography of British India 1840s-1910s

    - Mar 12 2019

    Images capture a sense of exoticism, distant memory, and visual wonder

  • Javier Marín

    Sep 1 2018 - Mar 3 2019

    Works about human beauty reflect “the terrible miracle of being alive”

  • Tim Shaw: Beyond Reason

    Oct 20 2018 - Feb 24 2019

    Immersive installations, mixed media, drawings and maquettes examine the human condition

  • Artists at War: American Posters of World War I

    Aug 25 2018 - Feb 24 2019

    Patriotic images that supported the war effort