The San Diego Museum of Art

If you love Spanish art, go to the San Diego Museum of Art. It is a fine arts museum in San Diego, California, located at 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park. It includes a diverse collection with a focus on Spanish art.

The San Diego Museum of Art showcases the world's best art in America's Finest City, providing a rich and diverse cultural experience. It has around 20,000 artefacts from all across the world, from 3,000 B.C. to today.

The museum's nationally famous holdings include Spanish and old Italian masters, South Asian paintings, notably the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection of Indian paintings, and 19th and 20th-century American paintings and sculptures, all of which are housed in the centre of Balboa Park. The exhibition text at the San Diego Museum of Art is ever in Spanish and English.

The San Diego Museum of Art was founded on February 28, 1926, as The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego and changed its name to the San Diego Museum of Art in 1978. The San Diego Museum of Art is "the region's oldest and largest art museum" on the official Balboa Park website. Every year, about half a million individuals visit the museum.

The world-class South Asian paintings from Edwin Binney 3rd's collection, Buddhist sculpture from China and Japan, and Ukiyo-e woodblock prints are among the most important components of the Museum's Asian art collections. In addition, the Museum has one of the best collections of German Expressionism in the country.


Calder, Bellows, Cassatt, de Chirico, Cranach, Dal, Deacon, Dix, Durand, Fra Angelico, Eakins, Giotto, Hepworth, Magritte, Miró, Monet, Matisse, and Tamayo are among the artists included in the collection.

Prints, paintings, drawings, photography, and sculpture span the centuries, from the Renaissance and Baroque to Impressionism and Post-Impressionism and Contemporary Art.


Through research, papers, exhibits, teaching, and public activities, the San Diego Museum of Art is committed to growing the collection and extending its access. This website allows you to search the whole collection online.

The objective of the San Diego Museum of Art is to excite, educate, and nurture curiosity through great art. The museum hosts significant exhibits from across the world regularly, bringing new works of art to San Diego and sharing our collections and exhibitions with audiences worldwide.

The museum offers a diverse range of educational and cultural events for adults and children. Boot Camps, Teen Summer Studios, and Family Drop-in Days provide engaging activities for any young artist. In contrast, Film in the Garden, Culture & Cocktails, and Art After Hours provide unique cultural experiences for adults.

The San Diego Museum of Art offers free admission to guests aged 17 and younger.