The San Diego Museum Of Art Presents New Contemporary Art Exhibitions To Keep You Inspired

Explore what’s new at the San Diego Museum of Art, where you are invited to see three new contemporary art exhibitions by contemporary artists in phenomenal solo shows.

On View: Sergio Hernández: Embers of Oaxaca

Through February 12, 2022

Internationally renowned contemporary Mexican artist, Sergio Hernández, brings more than 30 large-scale works of art to SDMA in his first solo museum exhibition in the US. Sergio Hernández: Embers of Oaxaca features large-scale paintings and mixed-media works with motifs drawn from the iconography of Hernández’s Indigenous Zapotec and Mixtec Mesoamerican heritage and wonders of the natural world, including native species of southern Mexico, Pacific Ocean marine life, and constellations of the night sky.

A recently completed series of five mixed-media paintings on gold leaf will be on view to the public for the first time as part of this exhibition.

See the Exhibition.

On View: Justin Sterling: Chapel of the Rocks

Through February 12, 2023

A powerful new installation by Justin Sterling immerses visitors in a beautiful space and provokes contemplation of the role of protest and bad faith in society. Chapel of the Rocks is constructed of unconventional materials, including over 30 broken and mended stained-glass windows. The custom-built chapel inside the Museum is complemented by carefully selected works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection acting in dialogue with the chapel and promoting spiritual inclusivity.

Read more about the installation in a recent article from KPBS. See the Exhibition.

On View: Lisa Ross: Elegy to a Uyghur Homeland

Through March 5, 2023

Thoughtfully composed, poetic, and reverential, nearly 30 photographs of Uyghur people and shrines capture the rituals and spiritual traditions associated with the desert monuments, as well as the beauty of everyday life in and around the Taklamakan Desert of the Uyghur Region, officially called Xinjiang (or “New Territory”) by the People’s Republic of China. Shown across two galleries, the exhibition showcases the strength of an increasingly endangered people and culture.

See the Exhibition.

See you there

San Diego Museum of Art is located at 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.

For more info on the Museum’s new contemporary art exhibitions, visit the website here and follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

See you there, San Diego!

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