The San Diego Museum of Art provides a rich and diverse cultural experience for more than 400,000 visitors each year. Located in the heart of world-famous Balboa Park, it is the region's largest fine arts museum.
Its nationally renowned collections include a fine selection from Old European Masters, important American paintings and sculptures from the 19th and 20th centuries, a prominent Asian collection, 20th-century works of Modernism, and a growing collection of contemporary art in multi-media.
Also on display is an increasingly large collection of recently acquired African art. The San Diego Museum of Art is also home to the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection of South Asian paintings, one of the most significant holdings of such works outside of India.
The permanent collection of the San Diego Museum of Art features artists as diverse in form as the cultures from which they hail. In addition to viewing Renaissance and Baroque pieces, visitors will enjoy more contemporary artwork by Matisse, Dalí, Magritte, Rivera, Tamayo, Miró, Calder, Moore, and Hepworth.
SDMA also regularly features temporary exhibits that offer visitors a chance to see rare works of art from around the world. Here is a sampling of the museum’s fresh and ever-changing temporary exhibitions:
Visitors may enjoy lunch in the Sculpture Court Café, which offers casual yet elegant fare in the midst of the museum’s phenomenal sculpture collection. Also don’t forget to pay a visit to the Museum Store to pick up prints of your favorite pieces, or a book on one of the many schools of art represented.
The San Diego Museum of Art is a cultural mainstay in this Pacific city, representing a celebration of culture and creativity that should not be missed. Save on admission to the San Diego Museum of Art, plus San Diego's top museums, sights, and tours all for one low price with the Go San Diego Card!