San Diego Art Exhibits to Look Out for in 2020

San Diego is a city with more than a hundred neighborhoods — and many of these neighborhoods boast thriving art scenes. In other words, it’s a city where tons of new artistic exhibitions and events will constantly be vying for your attention. Here’s a round-up of the best that will be opening in 2020.

Illumination: 21st Solutions Thought Art + Science + Technology

San Diego Art Institute will invite visitors to reconsider modern issues through an art- and design-informed lens. “Illumination: 21st Solutions Thought Art + Science + Technology” will feature innovative light installations, science displays, and more.

January 11-March 1, 2020; https://www.sandiego-art.org/past-events/2020/2/8/opening-reception-illumination-21st-interactions-with-art-science-technology

Art Alive at The San Diego Museum of Art

The annual Art Alive flower-themed fundraiser will return to the San Diego Museum of Art for the 39th consecutive year, bringing dazzling installations and interactive programs. You can see dozens of the museum’s works re-interpreted by accomplished floral designers, and attend the Bloom Bash extravaganza, which is known to bring restaurant vendors and a Ferris wheel.

April 23-26, 2020; https://www.sdmart.org/artalive/

Exhibitions at Museum of Photographic Arts

There are too many fascinating exhibitions at the Museum of Photographic Arts to recommend just one, so we’re simply going to encourage you to visit the museum itself. Catch “Hidden Worlds” before it ends in mid-January, which documents subjects that can’t be seen by the naked eye, like tiny insects and human brain matter. Or, learn about how photographers capture moving images in “Illusion: The Magic of Motion.”

https://mopa.org/exhibitions/

San Diego History Center

San Diego History Center is another place where you can’t go wrong with any exhibition. The lineup of permanent exhibitions and 2020 temporary shows will focus on subjects like the San Diego Underground, the Lomaland Theosophical community, Balboa Park, local LGBTQ+ history, and more.

https://sandiegohistory.org/exhibitions/

San Diego Museum Month

For those who still can’t pick just a few art venues, San Diego Museum Month invites locals and visitors to enjoy 50% off admission at more than 40 local museums and design attractions. If you’re interested in visiting destinations such as the California Surf Museum, the Museum of Making Music, the San Diego Automotive Museum, or the Japanese Friendship Garden, this is the perfect opportunity to do so.

February 1-29, 2020; https://sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/specials/museum-month/

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