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Handmade Black Dolls Exhibit Offers Insight Into Past And Present

Feb. 26
By Angela Carone
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How important is it for children to have dolls that look like them? An exhibit of handmade black dolls at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park offers some historical insight into this question.

Exhibit In La Jolla Imagines Alternate Future For Lost Buildings

Feb. 16
By Angela Carone
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A new exhibit at the La Jolla Historical Society explores an alternate future for important buildings lost to history. "What Was Is" features an impressive list of how artists imagine what those buildings would look like today.

Artists And Illustrators Wanted...By The US Navy (Video)

Feb. 3
By Beth Ford Roth
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Did you know the U.S. Navy has an art collection of more than 20,000 paintings, illustrations, and engravings? The head curator of the Navy Art Collection wants to add to that compilation, and is asking sailors to submit artwork that capture life in the Navy.

San Diego Museum Of Art Unveils New Masterpiece

Jan. 20
By Dwane Brown
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The painting, "Saint Francis in Prayer in a Grotto" was purchased using a $1.5 million donation.

'Mr. Turner' Brings Painter To Vivid Life

Jan. 8
By Beth Accomando
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Director Mike Leigh is known for fashioning scripts from a long improvisational process with his actors. He puts this to good use to breathe life into "Mr. Turner" (opening Friday at Arclight La Jolla) about innovative landscape painter J.M.W. Turner.

'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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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."