June At The San Diego Museum Of Art
Experience a groundbreaking exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Art this June. From the extraordinary O’Keeffe and Moore exhibition to engaging workshops and virtual lectures, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
The O’Keeffe and Moore Exhibition Exhibition
On View Through August 27, 2023
Mark your calendar for a first-of-its-kind exhibition. O’Keeffe and Moore compares the work of two iconic modernists: American painter Georgia O’Keeffe and British sculptor Henry Moore, uniting the work of these artists for the first time and re-creating their studios in the Museum with their original studio contents, tools, and furnishings. See more than 120 works of art by the two artists, on loan from nearly 30 museums, institutions, and lenders, and compare the two artists’ working methods, exploration of found objects, and juxtaposition of unlikely forms.
O’Keeffe and Moore is accompanied by a beautifully illustrated catalogue with original research and contributions from leading international scholars that can be purchased at The Museum Store.
Please note: Due to the staff and logistics necessary for this special exhibition, there is an additional charge ($10) for nonmembers, ages 7+. Members receive free admission. Advanced tickets are not required.
Bruce Davidson: Subway
On View Through December 3, 2023
See a range of colorful, visceral, and surprisingly intimate portraits of passengers taken along the 1980 New York City subway system. Seeking to uncover beauty that habitually goes unnoticed, Subway was Bruce Davidson’s first documentary series shot in color. The 17 photographs by Davidson in this exhibition show a full spectrum of people on their rumbling and sometimes gritty journeys through the city.
This exhibition has free admission inside Gallery 14/15, located near the entrance to Panama 66 restaurant.
July 1 | 9AM–1PM | Studio Art Workshop: Georgia O’Keeffe—Composing, Sketching and Painting from Natural Objects
Create a painting based on the artwork and motifs of Georgia O’Keeffe.
Enjoy a docent-led gallery tour of the O’Keeffe and Moore exhibition to learn about these artists’ work and the inspiration found from observing and exploring objects found in nature, then head to the Museum Art School to create your own work of art. Sketch shells, bones, rocks, flowers, and wood while exploring techniques used by Georgia O’Keeffe such as cropping and framing. Experiment with limited palette and controlled color mixing and use tone, shade, and tint to create your own painting on canvas or paper.
Friday, June 16 | 10AM-12PM | The Art and Activism of Chicana Muralist Judith Baca
A Virtual Event
Speaker: Alessandra Moctezuma, Gallery Director and Professor of Fine Art at San Diego Mesa College
Join the virtual Larry Baza Memorial Lecture with Alessandra Moctezuma, Gallery Director and Professor of Fine Art at San Diego Mesa College, as she shares about Judith Baca, a Chicana artist, pioneer of muralism as community art, and 2023 recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Baca’s “Great Wall of Los Angeles” spans half a mile of the Tujunga wash in the San Fernando Valley and exists as a visual testimony to the diverse histories and struggles of the people that have made California.
Baca learned from Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros that art is a radical tool. As painting assistant for the “World Wall” murals, Alessandra Moctezuma learned from Baca about creating change through art. In 2021, Moctezuma curated “Memorias de Nuestra Tierra,” a retrospective of Judith Baca for the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. In this talk, Moctezuma will cover the most salient artworks by Baca and provide personal insights from knowing the artist and her trajectory for three decades.
Please note, this session will be conducted virtually via Zoom.
Save your spot by clicking on this link. All participants will be sent the Zoom link via confirmation email with instructions once you secure your place. Space is limited.
June 17 & 24 | 1PM–4PM | Community and Family Drop-In Workshop: Exploring Paper Sculpture
Free Event | May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden
Artists of all ages are invited to an afternoon in the Museum sculpture garden to construct a curving sculptural model with paper, string, and tape, inspired by the organic sculptures of artist Henry Moore. No reservation required. All materials will be provided.
Great for artists of all ages, Community and Family Drop-In Workshops invite artists to enjoy hands-on art making experiences inspired by the thinking and creating processes of artists on view at the Museum. This FREE event is inspired by O’Keeffe and Moore, a special exhibition at the Museum on view through August 27, 2023.
See you there
Don’t miss out on these captivating experiences that celebrate the power of creativity.
The San Diego Museum of Art is located at 1450 El Prado Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.
See you there, San Diego!