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San Diego Museum Of Art, San Diego - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Balboa Park, 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92102

Phone: +1-6192327931

Ticket Price: 15 USD

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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Over half a million people visit this, the region's oldest and largest art museum, every year. Before you enter, check out the incredible ornately carved doorway. Inside, most of the art you will find art European paintings, though there is a healthy distribution of American, Asian and contemporary art too.

They have Buddhist sculpture; Spanish old master paintings; ceramics, metalwork, and decorative arts; and American colonial art. Some of the art is even from 5000 BC. Some of the European masters represented here include Giorgione, Pittoni, Giotto, Veronese, Luini, Canaletto, Rubens, Hals and van Dyck. One of the nicest sections is the May S. Marcy Sculpture Court.

The museum also organises cultural and educational events throughout the year - lectures, concerts, and performances.

San Diego Museum Of Art Information

  • Check museum website for upcoming events.

San Diego Museum Of Art Ticket Prices

  • Tours are free with admission
  • Youth (17 and under)* Free
  • College Students: $8
  • Seniors, 65+: $10
  • Military: $10

San Diego Museum Of Art Opening and Closing Hours

Tours times:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays: 11:00 a.m., 12:00p.m., 1:00p.m., 2:00p.m., 3:00 p.m.
  • Fridays: 12:00 p.m.& 1:00 p.m.
  • Sundays: 12:00p.m., 1:00p.m., 2:00p.m., 3:00 p.m.
  • Tours last 1 hour.

How To reach San Diego Museum Of Art by Public Transport

  • Bus 3, 120 stop 5th Av & Laurel St.
  • Bus 7 stop Park Bl & Village Pl.
  • Drive to here.

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  • Museum has a discriminatory bag check policy. If you are a white woman, you're welcome to carry your backpack to the side or in the front. Everyone else, your backpack needs to be checked in, even if the guards have to chase after you. I wish, wish, wish so badly that I was just imagining this, but I was sitting on a bench inside the museum by the entrance on a very busy day. My phone had died and I had nothing better to do but to people watch while I waited for my partner who was nearly an hour late. It saddens me deeply to witness internalized racism from the workers who were majority people of color. Please retrain your workers and ask your contracted security to do the same. It's incredibly egregious. Anyone who doesn't believe me, just observe them for ten minutes and you'll see what I saw.

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  • I am not huge into art, but I still really enjoyed myself here. They had a wonderful variety of pieces from different eras and regions. Really neat. I particularly enjoyed the European paintings upstairs and the Asian section down stairs. The building is large enough that you aren't crowded at all while looking at the art and you are able to casually stroll through without bothering others. It's pretty quiet in there since people aren't bringing children, so that's a plus if you're looking for a more relaxed atmosphere.

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  • I brought my son to visit today- it was a good size with a nice variety of artwork from different time periods and regions. A nice visit!

  • This is the best museum in all of Balboa Park. The variety, size, expertly crafted exhibits, attention to detail, lectures, and gift shop make this place a must see. They have fantastic events year round, Culture and Cocktails, Art Alive, Films in the Garden. The staff is very kind and helpful, as well as knowledgable. I always love looking at the new banners / displays on the outside, their graphic design team does a excellent job. The building itself is wonderful to gaze at while you enjoy the lounge area and bistro tables outside on a nice day.

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  • Beautiful pieces of art and they offer free admission for military (depends on the day, I think). Have gone multiple times and enjoyed it more each time.

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