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.
Exceptional arts speak to the philosophical and creative traditions that inspired people throughout China, Japan, and Korea.
48 paintings, drawings and prints by the leaders of the German and Austrian avant-garde
Paintings and sculptures trace a trajectory through a century of art, from the School of Paris to Surrealism and Pop
Behind-the-scenes display of more than 275 little-known masterpieces
Art movements and subjects from realist to minimalism, landscape to high society
Art works explore cultural influences and traditions from the 1st- to 19th-centuries
Centuries of artwork, in particular ceramics, paintings, and Persian-language calligraphy
New works inspired by Japanese masterpieces
16th - 19th century Indian paintings based on the classical literature of India and South Asia
Works create evocative views of the geography of San Diego at different times of day
Images capture a sense of exoticism, distant memory, and visual wonder
Lithography, etching, and wood engraving demonstrate the aesthetic potential of printmaking
Works about human beauty reflect “the terrible miracle of being alive”
Immersive installations, mixed media, drawings and maquettes examine the human condition
Patriotic images that supported the war effort