Active-Duty Military And Families Can Visit The San Diego Museum Of Art For Free

The San Diego Museum of Art is a participating member of the Blue Star Museums program, which honors members of our military with free access to top museums around the country.

All active-duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve members, plus up to five family members, receive free admission to the Museum through Labor Day, September 5.

What is Blue Star Museums?

Blue Star Museums is a special program for active-duty military through the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across the US. Through this program we welcome thousands of military and their families each year.

Learn more about the program and see the full list of participating museums here.

Featured Exhibitions Now On View

Monet to Matisse: Impressionist Masterpieces from the Bemberg Foundation
Through August 7, 2022

See Impressionist masterpieces from some of the most significant names in European painting, including Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Pablo Picasso, Alfred Sisley, and Pierre Bonnard.

Now on View

TERRA: Fernando Casasempere
Through September 5, 2022

Opening during Art Alive weekend, TERRA showcases four immersive ceramic installations created by Casasempere that invite the public to meditate, reflect, and consider humanity’s interactions with our planet.

Upcoming Events

Lecture: Layered Traditions: Exhibiting South Asia in a Gallery of the Islamic World
Saturday, June 11 | 10AM–12PM | Virtual Event

Shop: The Museum Store Summer Sale
Thursday, June 16 to Tuesday, June 21 | The Museum Store

Lecture: Art in the Public Realm
Friday, June 17 | 10AM-12PM | Virtual Event

Performance: SDMA+ San Diego Shakespeare Society Midsummer ArtStops
Saturday, June 18 | 1PM and 2:30PM | Museum Gallery 4
Free with Museum admission. Learn more here.

Free Community Event: Expressions of Pride | On the Steps at SDMA
Friday, June 24 | 7PM–8PM | Museum steps
In celebration of Pride month, The San Diego Museum of Art is partnering with San Diego Pride and Art of Pride to present Expressions of Pride: On the Steps at SDMA. Learn more here.

See you there, San Diego!

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