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Coming Soon...
Wednesday, Jan 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Jan 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Warwick's Book Discussion: Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale
6:00 PM Italian Film: Cosa Sarà (Everything’s Gonna Be Alright)
6:30 PM Art History Lecture: Jan Vermeer
Friday, Jan 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Live Streaming Comedy: Kristina Wong for Public Office
Saturday, Jan 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Live Streaming Comedy: Kristina Wong for Public Office
Sunday, Jan 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Live Streaming Comedy: Kristina Wong for Public Office
Monday, Jan 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Jan 28
7:30 PM Persican Film Discussion: Winter Sleep
Saturday, Jan 30
10:00 AM Chinese Historical Museum 25th/35th Anniversary Celebration

Museums & Exhibitions

Check out these museum exhibitions and special showings!

09/24/2016 - Exhibit: Stones In The Meadow
In honor of Native American Month, the Barona Cultural Center & Museum presents "Stones in the Meadow: Irving Gill
01/07/2017 - Derli Romero: Small Works On Paper And Books
The Athenaeum presents Derli Romero: Small Works on Paper and Books.

Romero will present a series of paintings, prints and drawings on paper, as well as a selection of his artists books in the Athenaeum
01/21/2017 - 'Radical Machines' - Chinese Typewriter Exhibit
Be the first to discover the international debut of "Radical Machines: Chinese in the Information Age" at San Diego Chinese Historical Museum!

Explore the seemingly impossible, yet technologically crucial Chinese typewriter -- a machine that inputs a language with no alphabet, yet has more than 70,000 characters.

Experience the puzzles themselves along with other rare Chinese and Pan-Asian IT artifacts and materials from printing, telegraphy, typewriting and computing in China, Japan and Korea -- the first exhibition of its kind.

Award-winning Stanford historian Dr. Thomas S. Mullaney is the curator of the exhibit, which comes from his personal collection.

This exhibit will only be on view from Jan. 21, 2017 - April 16, 2017 at SDCHM before it moves to San Francisco, New York and Hong Kong.

Admission/Cost: $5 (Members and children 12 and under, free)

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Memorial Extension Building
328 J Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Dates and times:
Ongoing from now until April 16, 2017
Mondays - Closed
Tuesdays through Saturdays - 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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02/10/2017 - Exhibition: From the Great War to the Grosvenor School
This exhibition will chronicle the graphic work of two of the most significant movements of early 20th century modern art in Britain: Vorticism and the Grosvenor School. Selected from the world-renowned print collection of the British Museum, the exhibition will feature around sixty works by exemplars of British modernism.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Founders Hall
Hoehn Family Galleries
5998 Alcal
01/25/2017 - Talk: Touring The Louvre And The Prado Master Art Museums
This lecture explores the world-renowned Mus
01/16/2017 - Garden Tapestries From Giza, Egypt
For the first time worldwide, the garden-themed tapestries from the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre in Egypt will be on display at a prominent public garden, the San Diego Botanic Garden located in Encinitas. The Egyptian artists celebrate the flowers of the desert, villages, and Nile River in their work, many of which can be seen in the San Diego Botanic Garden's Ecke building. Free with paid admission.

Admission/Cost: $14

San Diego Botanic Garden
US San Diego
230 Quail Gardens Drive,
Encinitas,CA, 92024

Ongoing until Friday, March 31, 2017

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01/16/2017 - Arts of Iran
The modern-day country of Iran, known in ancient times as Persia, has a history of civilization dating back approximately ten thousand years. The first few millennia of its development witnessed the rise of impressive cities such as Susa, Persepolis, and Ctesiphon, from which ruled such fabled monarchs as Cyrus the Great (559
01/16/2017 - Art of East Asia
This exhibition vividly animates the philosophical and creative traditions that inspired Asian luminaries and everyday people throughout China, Japan and Korea. This story begins with a section devoted to Chinese tomb art and develops through Buddhist icons; Daoist visions in the setting of a formal Chinese reception hall; the mixture of Buddhist, Daoist and Shinto domestic piety embodied by the objects of a Japanese living space; and a much-anticipated display of arts of Korea. Throughout the galleries, hands-on elements offer visitors chances to interact with East Asian art in an uncommonly tactile way.

Occupying the space once known as the Asian Court these galleries have been extensively renovated, thanks in part to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Reclaimed teak floors, atmospheric exhibition design and state-of-the-art lighting all come together to create a unified and powerful environment for these exceptional arts.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $15 (17 and under free)

The San Diego Museum of Art
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA

Ongoing through December 31, 2019

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01/21/2017 - Radical Machines: Chinese in the Information Age Opening Reception
The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum will launch the international debut of Radical Machines: Chinese in the Information Age, which explores the seemingly impossible, yet technologically crucial Chinese typewriter
01/10/2017 - Ghibli 3: a Hayao Miyazaki Fan Art Show
One-night only art-show tribute to Hayao Miyazaki films (My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl
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