Above: Image of Geoffrey Cunningham's "Office of Blame," an art project taking place on public sidewalks and main streets across the United States
This summer The San Diego Museum of Art will be keeping its doors open later on Thursday evenings for their Summer Salon Series. Rather than closing at 5 p.m. visitors will be able to enjoy the galleries until 9 p.m. and The Museum would like to make the most of these extended hours by expanding its programming.
Inspired by the forthcoming exhibition of Toulouse-Lautrec and his participation in the "Salon des Indépendants", the Museum will be creating its own take on the Salon, a place meant to facilitate the gathering of intellectuals, creatives and interested parties to meet, discuss ideas and engage with artistic performances.
In the spirit of the "Salon des Indépendants", The Museum’s Salon will strive to include and feature many new ideas and interesting works from emerging contemporary artists based here in the Southern California region. This program is an ideal way to support the living artists working right here and San Diego by using the Museum as a platform to showcase their talents to the rest of our community.
Meet up with friends, grab a cocktail from Giuseppe’s bar in the rotunda, and interact with local emerging artists. The galleries stay open until 9 p.m. Thursdays, May 27 through September 2, 2010.
The Summer Salon Series is generously sponsored by Wells Fargo.