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San Diego Museum of Art

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The San Diego Museum of Art, the region’s oldest, largest and most visited art museum, provides a rich and diverse cultural experience. Located in the heart of beautiful Balboa Park, the Museum’s nationally renowned permanent collection includes...more
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1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1618
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small but lovely art museum with some excellent pieces including Toulouse-Lautrec prints in the accessible archives and lovely East Asian ceramics.

1  Thank JeremyS588
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum has no ethical or moral backbone. Elitist and arrogant board members think they run the museum.They attend special events and come off as the most arrogant and pretentious snobs.I was put off because the museum puts them before everything and anyone else. Museum Admin...More

2  Thank culturewayoflife
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This is a smaller museum than many, but jam-packed with great art. The rooms are laid out and organized very well, with a lot of flow. There's a lot to see here, so set aside a couple of hours at least. This is a museum...More

1  Thank Conda D
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit- an hour should do. If you like Asian art- double that. They had a nice show of selections from their American collections- loved the Butterfield horses and the Stuart Davis

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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

It was a hot day in SD Balboa Park. so we decided to stay cool inside the museum of Arts. I was happy to see Georgia O’keeffe arts, and some good artists that I like. We enjoyed our day together with our friends from Arizona....More

Thank Pinay P
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is a fantastic museum! I ended up there for several hours in the morning and then went back to see the rest after lunch! The American Art had a wonderful selection including some by Georgia O'Keeffe that I had never seen -special for me...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018

This was one of two museums I visited in Balboa Park. Although I wasn't familiar with most of the artists shown(only the masters), the museum had a good selection of art. I especially enjoyed the Epic Tales from Ancient India and Nancy Lorenz exhibits. Unfortunately,...More

Thank seetheworld600
Reviewed 13 July 2018

We always look for art wherever we are - so wanted to check this out while in the area. It ended up being an eclectic mix of exhibits - all with some interesting elements and worth spending a few minutes in. Nothing too substantial though...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

The San Diego Museum of Art had a very inclusive collection of art. Represented are American art, European art, Chinese, Persian, Oceanic, Japanese, Impressionistic art, and much much more. The Impressionist collection was stunning. The work by Nancy Lorenz, entitled Moon Gold was fascinating, as...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Balboa Park in general is a treasure, and a free docent led tour of this beautiful museum is always a delight. Treat yourself and your family to a wonderful experience.

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