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San Diego Museum of Art

1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1618
+1 619-232-7931
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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 Spanish and Italian old masters, South Asian paintings, and 19th- and 20th-century American paintings and sculptures.In addition, the Museum regularly features major exhibitions from around the world, as well as an extensive year-round schedule of supporting cultural and educational programs for children and adults. Exhibition text is always in English and Spanish.
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  • Poor2%
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1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1618
+1 619-232-7931
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

I enjoyed my visit to the museum. They had an exhibit of American artists from late 19th century to present. There was also an contemporary art exhibit which included paintings and sculptures. The admission was $15 and I spent about about 2 hours in the...More

Thank 3boysmom60
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I preferred the Timken and Mingei by far. My favorite piece was the Francis Luis Mora, Morning News.

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

This admission was included with the Balboa Park explorer card (totally worth it!). They have hourly tours throughout the day in different exhibits. The tour guides were enthusiastic. Complimentary coat check included.

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

A rainy Monday afternoon. $10 for seniors, $15 for adults; a bit pricey, but the museum building and the collection are well worth it. Fine displays of European art from several periods, American Art, as well as a small, but well-curated collection of Asian Art....More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 27 February 2017

A beautiful museum in a beautiful park. I had the occasion to spend several days in Balboa Park and decided to spend one day at this wonderful art museum. The docent tours left on the hour and included the European collection; the American collection; the...More

Thank linda g
Reviewed 21 February 2017

A nice art museum that includes a variety of exhibits. I would recommend visiting this museum along with a few other in Balboa Park.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We used the February Museum discount and visited this building. It was a great experience and we recommend it to others. The galleries are clean and well lit and the art pieces well displayed. My ONLY suggestion is they increase the point size on the...More

Thank katdod50
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This do not miss museum located in Balboa Park. It has a great collection of European art as well as contemporary works. There is an excellent app that you can use on your smart phone that covers most of the exhibits both verbally and in...More

2  Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Our team from work ended out a day full of adventures at the San Diego Museum of Art and it was magnificent! The rain coming down just added to majesty! Even though we only had about an hour inside the ambience was incredible and the...More

Thank Stew R
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Even though my family is not art fans, this was an enjoyable visit. It has a lot of very old art which drew us in for a closer look.

Thank wingnut457
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