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Save up to 55% on San Diego Museum of Art and 45 other San Diego attractions with the Go San Diego Card.

San Diego Museum of Art

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San Diego Museum of Art Photo: Georgia O’Keefe, The White Flower

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.


Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm;

Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Please note, Go San Diego Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.


Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
New Year's Day.
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

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1450 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Driving Directions

From the North: Take I-5 South and exit at Sassafras Street (Airport exit). Take a left on Laurel Street and cross the bridge into Balboa Park. The Museum is on the left hand side of the plaza, where the road dead-ends. From the South: Take I-5 North and exit at 6th Avenue. Take a left on Laurel Street and follow as above. From the East or West: Take 163 South and exit at University Avenue. Making no turns, you will be on 6th Avenue. Turn left on Laurel Street (El Prado) and follow as above.

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:

  • the Parisian Landscape school, this exhibit displays the paintings of the great landscape painters. The painters represented here inspired an entire school of art, the Barbizon- whose students worked in the forest of Fontainbleau to further develop the style.
  • Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Movement: This collection examines the art & craft contributions of Stickley (1858-1942) and the American design and architectural movements. From The Craftsman to items from his stores in Boston, New York, and Washington, this exhibit gives insight into his functional style that came to represent a lifestyle based on simplicity.
  • From El Greco to Dali: The Great Spanish Masters from the Pérez Simón Collection: SDMArt proudly displays the works of Spanish artists from the 16th century to the 1970s, including works from the Golden Age of Charles V. On display are masterpieces by such greats as El Greco, Ribera, Murillo, Goya, Sorolla, Picasso, Dalí and Miró.

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!

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  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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1450 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-232-7931

Website: www.sdmart.org

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