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Visual Arts

San Diego's Ecosystems On Exhibit At Natural History Museum

Jan. 9
Midday Edition
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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
By Beth Accomando
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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.

Frida Kahlo Paintings In San Diego: Do Audiences Know They're Copies?

Nov. 25
By Angela Carone
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"The Complete Frida Kahlo: Her Paintings, Her Life, Her Story" is a new art exhibit in Point Loma that features Frida Kahlo's paintings, though none on display actually were painted by the famous Mexican artist.

How A Quadriplegic Man Of San Diego And Sweden Views The World

Nov. 18
By Nathan John
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David Thulin, a dual citizen of Sweden and the United States, flies across the world to capture architectural beauty as he sees it -- from a wheelchair. This is his story.

Imagining Art At San Diego Intersection Known For Death

Nov. 15
By Angela Carone
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Since the 1980s, an intersection in Southeast San Diego ‘s Lincoln Park has been the scene of drugs and gang violence. It’s the "Four Corners of Death." But now there’s hope a new pubic artwork will transform the intersection.

A Feast For Young Tastes At New Children's Museum

Nov. 11
By Angela Carone
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The New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego changes exhibits every couple of years. The museum’s newest show is called "Feast: The Art of Playing With Your Food." Here's a taste of what families can expect.

Which Artist Has The Most Work On View In New San Diego Library?

Oct. 21
Dave Hampton
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There is a lot of art on display in the new central library. But one artist has more works on view than any other.

Weekend Preview: Bike the Boulevard, Kinetic Art, Carlsbad Music Fest And Barrio Art Jam

Sept. 19
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Music, bikes and a dash of wonderfully bizarre art — it's all what's in store for this weekend.

The Best Elevator Ride In San Diego

Sept. 13
By Angela Carone
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The opening of the new central library is just a few weeks away. As the books are unpacked, artwork is being installed. That includes an eye-popping work in the library’s main elevator shaft by the de la Torre brothers. It will be, hands down, the best elevator ride in San Diego.

Mexico House In Shape Of Naked Woman

Aug. 30
By Angela Carone
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When it comes to large, inhabitable statues of naked women, one man in Mexico has the market cornered. We'll take you on a tour.

Airport Expansion Includes New Artwork

Aug. 1
By Angela Carone
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The $1 billion expansion of the San Diego International Airport opens in just a few weeks. The largest construction effort in the airport’s history will include new artwork for the expanded gates and food court.