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Rochelle Botello's Dog Days Exhibit Challenges Expectations About Art

Rochelle Botello's Dog Days Exhibit Challenges Expectations About Art

May 22
By Beth Accomando

Hidden off an alley on Logan Avenue is Punto Experimental, an art gallery that specializes in experimental and contemporary art, and its mission is to challenge how we define what art is.

Being Naked In UCSD Art Class Is Required But Not Remarkable

Being Naked In UCSD Art Class Is Required But Not Remarkable

May 18
By Angela Carone

Having to get naked for a college class may seem unusual, but maybe not if you’re an art student. A UCSD professor has been at the center of a media storm because he requires students to do just that.

USD's 'Rembrandt: A Decade Of Brilliance' Allows People To Look Ove...

USD's 'Rembrandt: A Decade Of Brilliance' Allows People To Look Over The Artist's Shoulder

May 15
By Beth Accomando

University of San Diego’s Hoehn Family Galleries is currently hosting the exhibit, "Rembrandt: A Decade of Brilliance, 1648-1658," and it’s an eye-opening showcase of prints from the Dutch painter and printmaker.

Art About Jamaican Dancehall On View At Lux Art Institute

Art About Jamaican Dancehall On View At Lux Art Institute

May 13
By Angela Carone

Jamaican artist Ebony G. Patterson makes tapestries featuring the world of dancehall music, fashion, and culture.

Balboa Park's Timken Museum Appoints New General Manager

Balboa Park's Timken Museum Appoints New General Manager

May 11
By Angela Carone

Megan Pogue, a former vice president at the San Diego Symphony, will be the first general manager at the Timken Museum of Art.

Local Artist Creates 'Arts Incubator' At The Studio Door

Local Artist Creates 'Arts Incubator' At The Studio Door

May 1
By Beth Accomando

The Studio Door in North Park focuses on two things: assisting artists with art-to-market knowledge and creating opportunities that will help artists grow by providing working studio space, an online presence, and curating exhibits.

Behind The Scenes Of 'Cirquetacular! Cirquetacular!'

Behind The Scenes Of 'Cirquetacular! Cirquetacular!'

April 17
By Beth Accomando

The Circus Collective of San Diego is a group of circus artists who present original shows that blur the lines between traditional circus and contemporary theatre. Last year they did a film noir circus, "Circustantial Evidence," now they serve up “Cirquetacular! Cirquetacular!”

Stunning El Anatsui Exhibit On Display At Museum of Contemporary Ar...

Stunning El Anatsui Exhibit On Display At Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

March 9
By Angela Carone

A stunning new exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego features the work of an internationally acclaimed artist from Africa who makes shimmering sculptures out of discarded bottle caps.

Handmade Black Dolls Exhibit Offers Insight Into Past And Present

Handmade Black Dolls Exhibit Offers Insight Into Past And Present

Feb. 26
By Angela Carone

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

Exhibit In La Jolla Imagines Alternate Future For Lost Buildings

Feb. 16
By Angela Carone

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)

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

Feb. 3
By Beth Ford Roth

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

San Diego Museum Of Art Unveils New Masterpiece

Jan. 20
By Dwane Brown

The painting, "Saint Francis in Prayer in a Grotto" was purchased using a $1.5 million donation.

'Mr. Turner' Brings Painter To Vivid Life

'Mr. Turner' Brings Painter To Vivid Life

Jan. 8
By Beth Accomando

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

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

Dec. 11
By Rebecca Romani

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

Expansion Plans Presented For La Jolla Contemporary Art Museum

Nov. 19
By Angela Carone

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."