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Tuesday, Jul 17
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Free Admission to Mingei International Museum
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day Film: Bergman Centenary Series
10:30 AM Discussion: Who Wrote the Bible
7:30 PM Book Signing: Crux by Jean Guerrero
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
Wednesday, Jul 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day Film: Bergman Centenary Series
3:00 PM 4th Annual Frida Khalo Art Show
7:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
8:00 PM Peace Train Concert Honoring Nelson Mandela
Thursday, Jul 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:30 PM Global Social Hour
7:30 PM Film: Una Donna per Amica
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
8:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Friday, Jul 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Afrofuturism Lounge
12:00 PM Chicanocon at Border X Brewing
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
8:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
8:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Saturday, Jul 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
9:00 AM Peace Train Transcending Barriers March
10:00 AM Afrofuturism Lounge
12:00 PM Chicanocon at Border X Brewing
1:00 PM Discussion: Taoism with Kenneth Cohen
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
3:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot
6:00 PM Vegan Night Kamanya Experience
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
8:00 PM Music: Allison Adams Tucker
8:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Sunday, Jul 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Afrofuturism Lounge
12:00 PM Chicanocon at Border X Brewing
2:00 PM House of Colombia Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
3:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot
7:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot
7:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
Monday, Jul 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
Tuesday, Jul 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
Wednesday, Jul 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
Thursday, Jul 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
8:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Friday, Jul 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
8:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Saturday, Jul 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:30 PM Documentary Series: Knowledge is the Beginning & The Ramallah Concert
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
3:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
8:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Sunday, Jul 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
2:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
3:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot
7:00 PM Stage: Monty Python's Spamalot
7:00 PM Stage: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
7:30 PM Stage: Queens
Monday, Jul 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Personal Pathways: Southeast African Art

personal pathways
In the southeastern region of Africa, there are many populations whose ancestors have preserved these lands for millennia. Their arts are rich, complex, and deeply rooted in enduring values.

There are no masks in this part of Africa, and no public shrines to ancient deities. The works of art presented here are intensely personal. They were created in the nineteenth or early twentieth centuries for specific individuals, marking singular occasions in their lives. In time, each object came to represent the spirit of the individual for whom it was made. After the owner's death, these private possessions became the focus of commemorative prayers and requests for guidance.

Generations of such homage have increased each artwork's veneration. Categories such as "high art", "crafts", and "folk art" are meaningless here. In this region, a single word can mean both "beautiful" and "morally effective", and everyday objects are saturated with symbolic resonance. The key to comprehending their beauty is to grasp the complex interaction of intensely personal and ancestral significance that they represent.

With this installation, the Museum celebrates the anniversary of the transfer of the collections of the Sana Art Foundation to the Museum. In July 2009, this collection of more than 900 works of art from Africa, the Pacific Islands, and the Native Americas moved from its home of several years in Escondido to the Museum.

Permanent Exhibition

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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