Miniature Treasures of the Qing Dynasty and Beyond

The rise of snuff taking, and the subsequent use and collecting of snuff bottles (biyanhu), was a phenomenon occurring at the beginning of the Qing Dynasty. It is best understood within the broader social and historical cross-cultural perspective of the introduction of tobacco. This was a New World crop, brought into China, and to other […]

Kelly Akashi: Formations

Kelly Akashi (b. 1983, Los Angeles) is known for her materially hybrid works that are compelling both formally and conceptually. Originally trained in analog photography, the artist is drawn to fluid, impressionable materials and old-world craft techniques, such as glass blowing and casting, candle making, bronze and silicone casting, and rope making. Encompassing a selection […]

Korea in Color: A Legacy of Auspicious Images 

The special exhibition Korea in Color: A Legacy of Auspicious Images sheds light on the use of color in Korean painting—known as polychrome painting (chaesaekhwa)—and its role in Korean art and culture. Polychrome painting flourished during the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910) and the colorful artworks created during this era, featuring symbolic images from sacred to secular, permeated all […]

Explorations: 17th Annual Juried Youth Exhibition

The 17th Annual Juried Youth Exhibition, Explorations, showcases the creative perspectives of local youth artists. Students in grades K-12 throughout San Diego County and Tijuana were challenged to respond to the theme of “exploration” through photography and video. This year’s theme inspired a visual exploration of the depths of our imaginations, our individual essence, and […]

Ebb and Flow: Giant Kelp Forests through Art, Science and the Archives

Ebb and Flow: Giant Kelp Forests through Art, Science and the Archives, a group exhibition hosted by UC San Diego Library and curated by San Diego-based photographer, marine scientist and Scripps Institution of Oceanography alumna Oriana Poindexter ’15, opens at Geisel Library on January 12. Located on the main floor of Geisel Library (in both […]

Baja Silvestre

This exhibition is a visual and conceptual exploration of the intricate relationships between nature and myth that define the essence of the Baja. The title translates into English as Wild Baja—a place where the wild and the mythic intersect in a harmonious dance. Through intricate paintings, organic sculptures, and art installations, seven artists from the […]

Wood: A Furniture Show XIV

Through February 23, the fourteenth exhibition highlighting works created in wood, curated by Brian Murphy of Murphy’s Fine Woodworking. This popular and well received annual show includes contemporary and traditional furniture and artworks with veneering, carving, marquetry and wood turning techniques. This year we are honored to display a shaker box created by the late […]

Changemaker Speaker Series

La Jolla Music Society is teaming up with Changemaker to present an exciting new Speaker Series in its 2023–24 Winter Season. This three-part series will include a remarkable lineup of renowned changemakers who have pushed the boundaries in their respective fields and whose work reveals fascinating insights about our planet. Telling their stories live in […]

Without Walls X Border Art Show

Las dos Fridas by Pako Pablos Featuring works by more than 20 LatinX visual artists, the “Without Walls X Border Art Show” curated by Andy Gonzalez of La Onda Art Gallery includes a variety of mediums and showcases the vibrancy and tenacity of some of the region’s most celebrated border artists. “It brings immense joy […]

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Cygnet Theatre is pleased to present Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill by Lanie Robertson. This riveting one-act musical is directed by Wren T. Brown, the Artistic Director at Ebony Repertory Theatre. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill recounts Billie Holiday’s life story through the songs that made her famous. 1959, in a […]

La Frontera

The exhibition, La Frontera, explores the complexity of the U.S.–Mexico border as a physical reality, geopolitical construction, and state of being through the medium of jewelry – an object repeatedly used for communication throughout human history. Worn to visibly adorn the body, jewelry is inherently performative. As personal tokens, these objects are suggestive of often unknown […]

San Diego International Jewish Film Festival

The Shadow of the Day Known as one of the most prestigious Jewish Film Fests in the country, The 34th Annual San Diego International Jewish Film Festival returns both in-person and virtually with over 60 of the best contemporary films and documentaries from around the world that share the many perspectives of the Jewish cultural, […]