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“Best of Balboa Park”

San Diego Museum of Art
Ranked #81 of 451 things to do in San Diego
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 31 October 2010

This is a real nice local museum in the heart of Balboa Park in San Diego. You can park down the road then hop on the free trolley that circles the park. The price is about $10. They have some great exhibits and shows inside the museum. Toulouse-Lautrec was being shown when we were there. if you are there with kids, let them go in the Science museum 200 yards east of the museum while you enjoy the art museum.

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Reviewed 16 August 2010

I love art museums and seek them out in every city, but this one was disappointing. The admission fee was very high for such a small museum. I was in and out in less than forty five minutes--and had seen every single painting. There are less than six paintings by masters, and although the rest of them were of good quality, they were largely forgettable. Balboa Park has so many amazing sights and museums your time would be better spent elsewhere.

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Reviewed 8 December 2009

I love art museums and have been to some the world over. I have some visual difficulties and this is the oNLY museum to make me feel unwelcome. Got out of there and left Balboa Park. I could not recommend this to anyone.

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