Beyond the big headlines, the city’s contemporary art scene is rooted in its diverse, community-centered art spaces.
San Diego’s Parks Come Alive With Art
In a new six-month-long citywide arts initiative, 18 site-specific artworks are being installed throughout 28 parks in San Diego.
Yolanda López, Whose Art Was a Call to Look at Chicana Women
In 1978, Yolanda López debuted a body of work whose imagery would reshape the visual language of Chicanx feminism.
How an LA Printmaking Workshop Advanced the Career of Women Artists
Ruth Asawa, Anni Albers, and others first experimented with printmaking at June Wayne’s Tamarind Lithography Workshop.
Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego to Open in September
San Diego’s status as a border town with a rich Latinx history is central to the new ICA’s identity and mission.
A Chance to Watch Stellar Films From Asia and the Asian Diaspora
The San Diego Asian Film Festival has the strongest online festival program yet.
A Beloved San Diego Gallery Is Pushed Out by a Wave of Gentrification
Over 4,000 people are behind a petition to get the landlord to reconsider the new rent, which has more than doubled.
The Spurious Progressivism of Spanish Colonial Art
Art and Empire attempts to retell the story of Spain’s golden age by highlighting the global exchange of cultures as seen in the empire’s art and its hugely diverse body of subjects.
UC San Diego Plans to Convert Art Gallery into Classrooms, Sparking Protests
The University of California, San Diego’s University Art Gallery is celebrating its 50th anniversary, but this may also prove to be its last year.
Rebirth of Stagnant San Diego Art Institute Riles Some of Its Members
Since taking the reins at the San Diego Art Institute in March 2014, Ginger Shulick Porcella has thoroughly revamped the nonprofit art space, increasing its visibility, diversifying its programming, and drawing praise from everyone with a stake in the local art scene — well, almost everyone.
Crimes of the Art
On this week’s art crime blotter: Colorado cops target artist who stacks stones, Chinese authorities not pleased about Forbidden City nude photo shoot, and murder weapon turns up in London museum.
Julian Kreimer: A Place to Call Home
Julian Kreimer is a “painter’s painter.”
No, I take that back. He’s a “photographer’s painter.”