Providing a rich and diverse cultural experience, The San Diego Museum of Art houses the worlds finest art in America’s Finest City. Located in the heart of Balboa Park, the museum’s nationally renowned collections include Spanish and Italian old masters, South Asian paintings including the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection of Indian paintings, and 19th and 20th century American paintings and sculptures. At The San Diego Museum of Art, exhibition text is always in English and Spanish.
The San Diego Museum of Art’s mission is to inspire, educate, and cultivate curiosity through great works of art. The museum regularly features major exhibitions from around the world, bringing new works of art to San Diego, as well as sharing our holdings and exhibitions with audiences around the globe. The museum hosts an extensive year-round schedule of cultural and educational programs for children and adults. Programs including Culture & Cocktails, Film in the Garden, and Art After Hours offer a unique cultural experiences for adults, while Summer Camps, Teen Summer Studios, and Family Drop-in Days offer fun activities for any young artist. Admission is always free for visitors ages 17 & under at The San Diego Museum of Art.
The San Diego Museum of Art's European Gallery is home to works from such artists as Goya, Rubens and Zurbarán. The beautiful façade at the entrance of the museum has detailed full-body sculptures of artists Velázquez, Murillo, and Zurbarán. The museum hosts many events, including, lectures, musical performances, and the annual Art Alive