- June 21
When it comes to public art, there’s always controversy. The Port just had their public art budget cut in half. A group in La Jolla is using a different approach to public art. It seems to be working.
- June 20
- Evening Edition
From hunting Moby Dick on the high seas to battling Pink Robots, designer Robert Brill has been creating breathtaking work for San Diego audiences for decades. Now he’s the La Jolla Playhouse’s new Artist in Residence.
- June 12
San Diego's Port commissioners voted Tuesday to adopt a budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 that includes extensive cuts to the Port's public art program.
- June 11
There won’t be just books under the dome in the new Central Library in downtown San Diego. There will also be art. The first of four large pieces has just been installed.
- June 4
The New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego is ready for summer. KPBS culture reporter Angela Carone says as the days get longer, so will the museum’s hours.
- May 31
Leonard Knight began building Salvation Mountain in the early 80s and never stopped. Just more than a year ago, Knight entered a nursing home, raising questions as to what would happen to his creation. We join Knight on a rare visit to his mountain, which has been called a national treasure.
- May 16
- Evening Edition
If you’re a street artist and you’re handed a 6000 square foot warehouse, you don’t ask any questions, you just start painting. Warehouse 1425 (Friday, May 17 at 1425 E Street, 6:00 to 10:00pm) is a one-night-only art party.
- May 10
Guest critic Nate John says Hollywood's latest version of "The Great Gatsby" is a spectacle that merits the illustrious title. Catch the classic in theaters May 10.
The story behind an unmarked, mysterious art installation at UCSD and its rumored connection to a tragic moment in campus history.
- May 3
In an international group exhibition, Space 4 Art will present contemporary artwork that addresses themes concerning the unknown, the occult, and the metaphysical.
- May 3
"Bert Stern: Original Madman" (opening May 2 at Landmark's Ken Cinema) had its San Diego debut at the San Diego Jewish Film Festival. It's a fascinating portrait of the photographer who helped make Smirnoff popular and shot Marilyn Monroe's last sitting.
- April 5
'The Place Beyond the Pines" opens April 5. Guest blogger Nate John says, "It's rated R. It's long. I'll save you the time. (Warning: I will spoil things -- for your own good.)"
- April 4
- Midday Edition
A new exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Man presents the various ways that 'Rites of Passage' are celebrated, with an emphasis on the different customs and ceremonies observed by cultural communities living in Southeast San Diego.
- March 22
It’s hard to imagine that an artist visiting San Diego would forgo the beaches and sunshine to spend most of his time in a small dark room. But that’s exactly what San Francisco-based artist James Chronister will be doing for the next month. KPBS culture reporter Angela Carone visits the artist at the Lux Art Institute.
- March 15
Guest blogger Nathan John says director Park Chan Wook wows with unconventional style in his first American film, "Stoker" (opens March 15). It is not to be missed!