The San Diego Museum Of Art, San Diego

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Address: Balboa Park, 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92102, 92101, United States

Phone: +1-6192327931

Fax: +1-6192329367

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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About The San Diego Museum Of Art, San Diego

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.

The San Diego Museum Of Art Information

  • Check museum website for upcoming events.

The 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

The 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 The 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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The San Diego Museum Of Art, San Diego Reviews

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  • I loved the museum! The whole structure and the art pieces were beautiful! I have been taking an art history course for a while now and For the first time in a very long time I actually Understood what the art pieces meant and what the details in them represented. The piece that stood at the most to me was The Penitent Magdalene by Cesare Procaccini because it was showing life and death and beauty and darkness at the same time. Overall I had a great experience and can’t wait to go back again!

  • We very much enjoyed the docent tour "Reflections on Monet." It was an excellent way to better understand art history and concepts relevant to the Museum's Monet collection. The artwork throughout the Museum is enhanced by the creative lighting designed by the Museum staff.

  • 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.

  • I always enjoy myself when I visit. They have a very nice collection of Spanish art here.

  • 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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