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'Behind The Book Blue Sky, White Stars - Original Art Of Kadir Nelson'


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until November 18, 2018[days & times]
  • WHERE San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite #3, Casa de Balboa Building, San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free - $10

Immerse yourself in the evocative and thought-provoking works of New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott Honor award-winning artist, Kadir Nelson.

His new book, "Blue Sky, White Stars," is 2018’s KPBS One Book, One San Diego for Kids selection and inspired this exhibition which showcases many of the artist’s earliest works, some never before displayed to the public!

On display: Sept. 14 – Nov. 18, 2018

San Diego History Center contact: (619) 232- 6203

We invite the public of all ages to come into our museum without paying a traditional admission fee. Your admission has been donated by a generous supporter. After visiting the museum, we ask you to determine the value of your visit and invite you to GIVE FORWARD for a future visitor. Our suggested minimum donation is $10.00.

About the Artist:
Kadir Nelson (b. 1974) spent his early years in San Diego and attended Crawford High School before being accepted into Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY. He has created artwork for a host of distinguished clients including The New Yorker, The Coca-Cola Company, The United States Postal Service, Major League Baseball, and Dreamworks SKG as the lead conceptual artist creating for Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated feature film, “Amistad.” He also created artwork for Michael Jackson’s posthumously released album, “Michael,” and hip-hop artist Drake’s album, “Nothing Was the Same.”

Nelson’s artwork is exhibited at galleries and museums nationwide and abroad. His paintings are in the collections of several notable institutions including the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of African American History and Culture, The National Baseball Hall of Fame, and the US House of Representatives.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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