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Visual Arts

MCASD La Jolla Chooses Architect For Expansion

March 14
By Angela Carone
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MCASD has chosen New York-based Selldorf Architects to design an expansion planned for the La Jolla museum.

Del Mar House Provides Artists Sanctuary, For Now

March 3
By Angela Carone
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In an enclave in Del Mar, a group of artists have transformed a dated, rundown home into an artist community and gallery space. But they don’t own the house, and the house has a date with the wrecking ball.

Rebuilding San Diego's African American Museum Of Fine Art

Feb. 11
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For more than 10 years, San Diego's African American Museum of Fine Art was nearly non-existent until now. The museum has a new home and new leadership.

Leonard Knight, Creator of Salvation Mountain, Dies At 82

Feb. 10
By Angela Carone
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Leonard Knight devoted his life to painting a desert mountain that carried the message 'God is Love.' He died Monday in El Cajon.

Art Rescued By 'Monuments Men' At San Diego Museum of Art

Feb. 7
By Angela Carone
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"The Monuments Men," staring George Clooney, opens this weekend. The true story of how these men rescued artwork looted by the Nazis in World War II has a San Diego connection.

Christo Talks About His Artwork, Jeanne-Claude And Garlic

Feb. 5
By Angela Carone
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A conversation with the artist Christo, about his career, working without his longtime collaborator and wife, Jeanne-Claude, and the new exhibit at MCASD La Jolla.

Christo Lectures At MCASD To Open Exhibit

Jan. 31
By Angela Carone
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The artist Christo, known for large scale works like The Gates in Central Park, will lecture at MCASD in conjunction with a new exhibit of his work.

Brother Artists Exhibit Craft And Memories At Mingei

Jan. 31
By Angela Carone
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The work of two brothers who make obsessively detailed art is now on view at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. The artists tap their shared family memories for inspiration.

Artist David Adey's Ambitious New Solo Exhibit At La Jolla Gallery

Jan. 17
By Angela Carone
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If artist David Adey has an idea, he's going to figure out how to execute it; Adey’s new show at the Scott White Contemporary Art gallery in La Jolla offers more big ideas brought to life.

San Diego's Ecosystems On Exhibit At Natural History Museum

Jan. 9
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A new exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum displays San Diego's rich ecosystems in all their beauty and complexity.

How To Make An Orc Sword

Dec. 13
Evening Edition
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The second installment of the Hobbit Trilogy opened last night reigniting interest in the world of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth with its hobbits, orcs, elves, and dwarves. I visited the Grossmont College Foundry where one student decided to try and forge an orc sword.

Mall-Based Artwork To Reopen To Public After Controversy

Dec. 6
By Angela Carone
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An art installation in a mall in Carlsbad was closed for a week due to concerns about its content. Mall management has agreed to let the artwork reopen to the public.

Artwork In Carlsbad Mall Temporarily Halted By Management

Dec. 6
By Angela Carone
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An art installation inside the Westfield mall in Carlsbad has been temporarily closed. Mall management is concerned about the content of the artwork titled "Winter Wonderland."

Frida Kahlo Exhibit Organizers Respond To Criticism

Nov. 27
By Angela Carone
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Exhibit organizers respond to criticism by adding more copy clarifying that the paintings are copies.

San Diego Marine Based In Afghanistan Recreates Stonehenge, Kim Kardashian

Nov. 27
By Beth Ford Roth
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What do Abraham Lincoln, Stonehenge, and Kim Kardashian all have in common? They've each been recreated in rock sculpture by Gunnery Sgt. Gregory Miller, a San Diego-based Marine currently stationed in Afghanistan.

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