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04/01/2016 - Exhibition: Kimonos from Japan
In collaboration with the Mingei International Museum and MiraCosta College, the Japanese Friendship Garden presents a special exhibition in the Inamori Pavilion of exquisite kimonos brought to San Diego from Japan. Each treasured kimono was donated to these collections with the intent of preserving a special part of Japanese culture and sharing it with visitors of diverse backgrounds. Join us in learning the stories of how these kimonos came to be collected in San Diego and the memories created because of them.

This exhibit will explore symbolic imagery seen on the kimonos including: birds, flowers, and natural landscapes. Additionally, Threaded, Traveled, Treasured will also look at how kimono are worn traditionally and as modern forms of self-expression.

Please join us in celebrating this collaborative effort and viewing these threaded garments that have traveled such far distances to be treasured by all.

Admission/Cost: $0-$12
NOTE: 3rd Tuesday of every month is FREE for San Diego Residents only and Picture ID is mandatory, out of county residents pay regular admission prices.

Location:
Japanese Friendship Garden
2215 Pan American Road. E,
San Diego, 92101
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, April 1 until Sunday, June 12, 2016
Mondays through Fridays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Last admission at 4:00 PM)
Saturdays & Sundays - 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Last admission at 3:30 PM)
NOTE: 3rd Tuesday of every month - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Last admission at 3:00 PM)

For more information, please visit: www.niwa.org
04/01/2016 - Exhibit Opening: I Want the Wide American Earth
In the first exhibition of its kind from the Smithsonian, I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story celebrates Asian Pacific American history across a multitude of diverse cultures and explores how Asian Pacific Americans have shaped and been shaped by the course of our nation
04/02/2016 - Exhibit Opening: Brueghel to Canaletto
A new exhibition featuring some of the finest still life and landscape paintings from leading Dutch, Flemish, Italian, Spanish and German artists of the 17th and 18th Centuries. The works represent a turning point in history when artwork began to be collected by those other than nobility, and the art market emerged.

Made possible by a loan from the private collection of the Grasset family of Spain, the exhibition features nearly 40 pieces never before displayed publicly. The collection will be on view at the museum, the sole venue for the exhibition, from April 2 through August 2. Be among the first to see it at this preview.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $12

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado
San Diego, 92101
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Saturday, April 2 - 8:00 AM

For more information, please visit: www.sdmart.org
04/03/2016 - Art Exhibition: Brueghel To Canaletto
The San Diego Museum of Art presents Brueghel to Canaletto: European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection.

The Grasset Collection features masterpieces of exquisite beauty from the leading Dutch, Flemish and Spanish still-life painters of the 17th century, a time known as the "Golden Age" for its prosperity and patronage of the arts.

The selection of 40 paintings in this exhibition, never displayed publicly, includes landscapes ranging from masters like Jan Brueghel the Elder and Barent Avercamp to the greatest of all Venetian view-painters, Canaletto.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $12

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92102
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Dates and times:
Ongoing until Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Mondays to Saturdays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sundays - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sdmart.org
04/04/2016 - Art Exhibition: Brueghel To Canaletto
The The San Diego Museum of Art presents Brueghel to Canaletto: European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection.

The Grasset Collection features masterpieces of exquisite beauty from the leading Dutch, Flemish and Spanish still-life painters of the 17th century, a time known as the "Golden Age" for its prosperity and patronage of the arts.

The selection of 40 paintings in this exhibition, never displayed publicly, includes landscapes ranging from masters like Jan Brueghel the Elder and Barent Avercamp to the greatest of all Venetian view-painters, Canaletto.

Admission/Cost: FREE - $12

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92102
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Dates and times:
Ongoing until Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Mondays to Saturdays - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sundays - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more information, please call (619) 232-7931 or visit: www.sdmart.org
03/21/2016 - 'Do Ho Suh' Solo Exhibition At MCASD
This solo exhibition by artist Do Ho Suh features work ranging from large-scale architectural installations and sculptures, to works on paper and video.

Operating within a distinctly twenty-first century global mode, Suh crafts evocative works that reflect ideas of home, identity, and personal space. In his work, Suh draws on his personal experiences growing up in Seoul, South Korea, studying art in the U.S., and moving homes several times over the course of his life. He now lives a global and
04/30/2016 - Sogetsu Ikebana Demonstration
The Art Alive 2016 events continue in grand fashion with a new floral demonstration, led by Kika Shibata, a renowned instructor of Sogetsu Ikebana
04/16/2016 - Talk: An Introduction to Chinese Contemporary Art
Special lecture with Tiffany Wai Ying Beres, Associate Director of SDCHM (San Diego Chinese Historical Museum).

The rapid economic and cultural transformation of China during the past thirty years has created an art scene of unparalleled energy and global impact. Throwing off restrictions on subject matter, embracing a new freedom to experiment, but also preserving and expressing Chinese identity on a monumental scale, contemporary Chinese art has enjoyed an astonishing surge of commercial and critical success.

Associate Director of the SDCHM, Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres, a contemporary art curator who has lived in China for the past decade, will explain the origins of contemporary art in China in the context of the whirlwind changes in the country
03/21/2016 - Art Exhibit Opening: Do Ho Suh

Celebrate the opening of Do Ho Suh by taking part in a gallery walkthrough led by the curator of the exhibition, Deputy Director, Art and Programs, Kathryn Kanjo.

Do-Ho Suh was born in Seoul, Korea in 1962. Best known for his intricate sculptures that defy conventional notions of scale and site-specificity, Suh
03/22/2016 - Kumeyaay Game Night
Representatives from the Barona Cultural Center and Museum will again share a traditional Kumeyaay game with the San Diego County Archaeological Society. Following last year
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