Above: "Register to Vote" poster by Ben Shahn, 1946, for Congress of Industrial Rights. Source: Library of Congress.
In conjunction with the exhibition American Artists from the Russian Empire, Dr. Frances K. Pohl will speak on the life and work of Ben Shahn, the Lithuanian-born American artist known for his works of social realism and his political activism. Pohl is chair of the department of Art and Art History at Pomona College and has authored two books on Shahn.
Cost: $12 members/$15 nonmembers/$7 students
Location: James S. Copley Auditorium. The Copley Auditorium is attached to the San Diego Museum of Art. It is next to the Sculpture Court.
From the North
Take Highway 163 South to I-5 South/Park Boulevard Exit.
Exit Park Blvd, turning Left at the stoplight and end of the off-ramp. Travel appox 1/4 mile North to the first stoplight, which is Presidents Way, turn right and proceed to the lower parking lot.
From the South:
I-5 North exit Sixth Avenue, turn right onto Sixth Avenue continue to Laurel Street (stoplight) Turn right and follow Laurel Street over the bridge into the center of Balboa Park. Laurel Street ends at the museum parking lot.
From the East:
I-8 West to Highway 163 South. Exit onto University Avenue. Continue from the exit, making no turns and you will be on Sixth Avenue. Continue to Laurel Street (stoplight) turn left and follow Laurel Street over the bridge into the center of Balboa Park. Laurel Street ends at the museum parking lot.
From the West:
Harbor Drive to Laurel Street (Laurel Street begins at Harbor Drive). Continue on Laurel Street over the bridge into the center of Balboa Park. Laurel Street ends at the museum parking lot.
Ticket holders should park in the lower Organ Pavillion parking on Presidents Way off of Park Blvd or in the former Navy parking lot located in the 1800 block of Park Blvd at the southernmost lot. Free Balboa Park (red) tram runs approximately every 15 minutes.