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Visual Arts

'Mona Lisa Is Missing' Looks To Art Crime Of The Century

Dec. 11
By Rebecca Romani
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In 1911, someone stole the most famous painting in the world. Director Joe Medeiros finds out why in "Mona Lisa Is Missing," screening Thursday night at La Paloma Theater.

Expansion Plans Presented For La Jolla Contemporary Art Museum

Nov. 19
By Angela Carone
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Early designs for the expanded Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla reveal a bigger footprint and a building that tries to be "kinder."

Public Meetings To Be Held On Future Lindbergh Field Murals

Nov. 14
By City News Service
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The public will be able to talk with artist Jari "Werc" Alvarez about their ideas for art that will appear on the east face of the Commuter Terminal at Lindbergh Field.

Brewery Artwork Saved From Wrecking Ball Gets New Life In Logan Heights Library

Nov. 11
By Angela Carone
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Painted in the 1930s, discovered in the 1980s, and then mothballed for years, the city-owned murals and artifacts from Barrio Logan's historic Aztec Brewery will be placed in the Logan Heights Library.

Sculptor, Photographer Come Together To Create Exhibit In La Jolla

Sept. 26
Evening Edition
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Two San Diego artists — one a sculptor from Iran, the other a photographer from Iowa — have come together to create an exhibit of their work at a home in La Jolla.

Tiki Oasis Goes Beat, Can You Dig It?

Aug. 15
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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Tiki Oasis boasts that it is the biggest tiki weekender on the planet and will quell your wanderlust and quench your thirst.

'Angels, Aliens And Drag Queens' At The Ocean Beach Playhouse

Aug. 7
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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The Ocean Beach Playhouse has been enlivening the arts scene with theater, film and music for the past four years. Saturday they present their first standalone group art show "Angels, Aliens and Drag Queens."

New Timken Director Will Run Museum From New York

July 17
By Angela Carone
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The new director of the Timken Museum of Art will be based in New York City. He replaces John Wilson, who abruptly resigned two weeks ago after six years at the helm. KPBS looks at what this might mean for the future of this small but cherished museum in Balboa Park.

San Diego Fringe 2014 Awards

July 16
By Beth Accomando
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San Diego International Fringe wrapped on Sunday. Here are the shows that took home the awards.

Exhibition Celebrates Work By San Diego Artists Baldessari, Baldwin, Morris And Matheny

July 3
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Evening Edition
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An exhibition of the work of four mid-century San Diego artists gets underway the July 4 weekend at the Oceanside Museum of Art. The show is called "Spitting in the Wind: Art From The End of the Line."

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
Midday Edition
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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.

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