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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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1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1618
+1 619-232-7931
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

Each month the Museum of Art holds an evening of Culture & Cocktails. The venue is certainly one of the best in San Diego for young and old alike. There's always music to dance to, tasty appetizers and bars serving interesting selections of beer, wine...More

Thank dlwintermia
Reviewed 27 October 2015

A lovely small museum with works by Goya, Picasso, Renoir, Zuburan, Murillo, Dali, Degas, etc. The galleries are really lovely but had few visitors on a Monday morning. What a shame. This would be a great place to introduce your children or grandchildren to fine...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 24 October 2015

If you only have time for one art museum while here in San Diego, the San Diego Museum of Art would be the one to see. If you time it right, you can sometimes see some superb travelling exhibits (unfortunately, there is an extra charge...More

Thank traveltoforeignlands
Reviewed 10 October 2015

I was impressed by the quality of some of their Renaissance and religious portraits given the museum is in the midst of so many other offerings. It doesn't take very long to make a pass through but is probably not worth a dedicated trip unless...More

Thank Hatzlacha
Reviewed 7 October 2015

The docent who led our tour was most helpful especially when I told him I was writing a report for class on South Asian art. He informed me that the docent program is quite through and as arduous as getting a Masters in Art. The...More

1  Thank Loren B
Reviewed 5 October 2015

A very relaxed gallery with a surprisingly good collection of Old Masters, 19th century impressionists and contemporary works. Like all the attractions in Balboa Park, the museum's rooms are uncrowded and one can browse in a leisurely fashion. At the time of our visit there...More

Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Even the exterior of this place looks like Fine Art! Major collections of European masters, 19th and 20th century American, Asian, Latin American art. Open 10-5 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Sundaynnoon-5. Closed Wednesday's. $12. Gift shop and cafe (Panama 66). Enjoy!

1  Thank etweeden
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Take 30 minutes or three hours to experience the regions oldest, largest and most visited art museum. I have been a member for many years, enjoy free admission and love to return often. Just outside the Panama 66 restaurant and bar offers a covered patio...More

2  Thank Walker S
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This museum is on the small side, but the guided tour of 19th century art made it worthwhile. We were able to combine a morning of art in Balboa Park with an afternoon at the San Diego Zoo to round out a nice full day.

1  Thank aur0ra39
Reviewed 9 September 2015

beautiful park and the museum of art had a great coney island exhibition if you have a bank of america account this museum is free on the first weekend of the month

Thank ncflap
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