The San Diego Museum Art Has Reopened for Business

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

The San Diego Museum of Art, located at 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park, reopened its doors on March 20, following the second forced closure due to COVID-19.

Here’s what’s coming up at the Museum – including a student-led exhibition opening this month and the Museum’s biggest fundraiser of the year Art Alive happening in June.

Young Art 2021: My World, Our Planet (March 26 – May 9): A biennial student exhibition; this year’s theme is the environment and sustainability. Students from across San Diego County in grades K-12 submitted works of art for the juried exhibition, which will be open in the free galleries (#14 and #15). The public will also be invited into the exhibition space through a virtual 360 video tour. 

Art Alive (June 18-20): Art Alive 2021 kicks off the summer with a weekend of newly imagined festive floral events. As always, enjoy spectacular floral interpretations of nearly 100 works of art throughout the Museum. The sights, scents, and sounds of the floral exhibition will spill onto the plaza for the family-friendly Open Air Floral Affair. Bloom Bash takes a hiatus for the Color Feast, a more intimate but full surround-sound, synesthetic outdoor dining experience. Art Alive 2021 offers even more virtual festivities, with a 360 virtual tour of the floral exhibition, a virtual silent auction, at-home workshops for all ages, and more.

Cranach to Canaletto: Masterpieces from the Bemberg Collection (June 18 – September 27): Organized by the Bemberg Foundation, based at the historic Hôtel d’Assézat in Toulouse, France, the exhibition features over 80 works produced between 1500 and 1800. This exhibition marks the first time these works have been shown publicly in the U.S. and features some of the biggest names in European painting.

Everything You See Could Be A Lie: Photorealistic Drawings by Ana de Alvear (June 18 – September 27): Ana de Alvear is a multidisciplinary, Madrid-based artist known for her hyper-realistic drawn works of art that play with the equivocation between reality and its representation. The exhibition features more than 20 works of art, including two extraordinary, large-scale murals. The hyper-realistic drawings are created in response to traditional still life paintings in Europe and the U.S. 

To ensure the health and well-being of its visitors and following the City of San Diego’s guidance, the Museum will operate at a reduced visitor capacity and has implemented new safety protocols. All staff and visitors will be required to wear face masks, follow physical distancing measures and pass a non-invasive temperature screening to gain entry into the Museum.

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Art Alive presents floral interpretations of nearly 100 works of art.

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