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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From Latin Art To Ruby Slippers

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From Latin Art To Ruby Slippers

March 17
By Nina Garin

KPBS offers its picks for the best arts and cultural happenings for Friday, March 18, through Sunday, March 20.

Walter Pomeroy Is San Diego's Everyman Art Collector

Walter Pomeroy Is San Diego's Everyman Art Collector

March 11
By Angela Carone

A new exhibit at downtown San Diego's Central Library features the mid-century art collection of San Diegan Walter Pomeroy, who amassed the collection over years with little money.

San Diego Artist Makes The Homeless Visible

San Diego Artist Makes The Homeless Visible

Feb. 24
By Pat Finn

Artist Neil Shigley's large black-and-white block prints and drawings humanize homelessness and force us to see the invisible people on our streets.

Photographer Sebastião Salgado To Speak In San Diego

Photographer Sebastião Salgado To Speak In San Diego

Feb. 23
By Angela Carone

Accompanying the Brazilian photographer's lecture is an exhibit of Salgado's work at the San Diego Museum of Art.

San Diego Museum Of Art Frees Sculptures From A Life In Storage

San Diego Museum Of Art Frees Sculptures From A Life In Storage

Feb. 12
By Nina Garin

Art of the Open Air puts Rodin, Miro and other great works on display in Balboa Park's Plaza de Panama.

Black Hair Care Pioneer Subject Of Escondido Museum Exhibit

Black Hair Care Pioneer Subject Of Escondido Museum Exhibit

Jan. 26
By Angela Carone

San Diegan Willie Morrow's career and collection of hair care memorabilia are the centerpiece of a new exhibit about the history and culture surrounding African-American hair.

San Diego Opera Announces Student Contest

San Diego Opera Announces Student Contest

Nov. 12
By City News Service, KPBS News

Students can win season subscriptions to the San Diego Opera by writing an essay sharing their experience with the arts.

What To See In The San Diego Museum of Art's Music Exhibit

What To See In The San Diego Museum of Art's Music Exhibit

Oct. 21
By Angela Carone

The new "Art of Music" exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Art is big, with more than 200 items. Here are some highlights to focus on.

New Exhibit Looks At Frank Lloyd Wright's Legacy In San Diego

New Exhibit Looks At Frank Lloyd Wright's Legacy In San Diego

Sept. 25
By Angela Carone

The La Jolla Historical Society opens an exhibit exploring Frank Lloyd Wright's legacy through the work of San Diego architects who studied with him at Taliesin.

Barrio Logan Exhibit Highlights Homeless Population

Barrio Logan Exhibit Highlights Homeless Population

Sept. 24
By Dwane Brown

"Invisible Drawings and Prints" features 15 large block prints capturing images of homeless men — most of whom are from the streets of San Diego.

State Craft Icons On View At Mingei International Museum In Balboa ...

State Craft Icons On View At Mingei International Museum In Balboa Park

Sept. 21
By Angela Carone

The Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park is asking: what craft item represents your home state? A new exhibit called "Made in America" looks at iconic craft pieces from all 50 states.

Picture This: San Diego Artists, Curators Face Off In Softball Game

Picture This: San Diego Artists, Curators Face Off In Softball Game

Sept. 11
By Angela Carone

A team of San Diego artists will take the field against a team of curators and museum directors this Sunday in a softball showdown.

Don Bachardy's Hollywood Portraits Make County Debut In Chula Vista

Don Bachardy's Hollywood Portraits Make County Debut In Chula Vista

Sept. 9
By Angela Carone

Don Bachardy’s portraits of artists, actors and other cultural figures will be on view at the Southwestern College Art Gallery in Chula Vista.

Exhibit Celebrates Lost Architecture Of Movie Box Offices

Exhibit Celebrates Lost Architecture Of Movie Box Offices

Sept. 4
By Angela Carone

The movie box office is a thing of the past. A new exhibit of photographs celebrates their architectural beauty.

Tiki Oasis Heads Into Space For 2015

Tiki Oasis Heads Into Space For 2015

Aug. 13
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

Tiki Oasis boasts that it’s the biggest Tiki weekender on the planet — actually that’s been amended to “in the solar system” since this year’s theme is Yesterday’s Future Today.