Last Tuesday I went to the San Diego Museum of Art. There were 5 new exhibitions I wanted to see.
I love the exterior of the museum. Here is one photo taken from in front of the central plaza fountain, with the museum in the background:
Here is a closer up look at the museum front:
The museum was in preparation for a big weekend event, ” Art Alive”, which starts today and runs through the weekend. This is their signature fund raiser and annual floral exhibition. So it was lovely to see so much greenery and flowers running up the banisters and being put together in central locations.
The five new exhibitions are: Young Art 2015- Visualizing Music, with pieces from children in grades K-12; Lalla Essaydi – Photographs, a Moroccan born US based photographer; Defining Modernism – 20th Century Parisian Art Journals; Romantic Visuals- Mexico at the turn of the century; Divine Desire- Printmaking, mythology and the birth of the Baroque.
I especially loved the Young Art Display! The pieces were amazing and covered a wide range of styles and materials. Lalla Essaydi’s pieces were stunning, too. She takes a well known photograph of Middle Eastern women, creates fabrics and ornate settings to replicate them, even using extensive henna calligraphy on the models’ faces and bodies to inform the viewer of a new way of looking at the subjects, re-defining Middle Eastern women.
Photography is not allowed in the museum so I couldn’t take any pictures. If you get a chance, go check out these exhibitions and/or the Art Alive displays. http://www.sdmart.org/
I usually take the time to walk through the Botanical building, as it is always so lovely and the plants revive me. Here are a couple photos taken inside:
Hope you have enjoyed my “walk” for the day!