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February 2023

Wed 8
February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

AIGA Intrépido Speaker Series: Susan Merritt

Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92102 United States
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In this lecture, Professor Emerita of the School of Art and Design at San Diego State University, Susan Merritt will talk about the concept and curation process for the exhibition, "Toying with Design." Susan will also share insight into some of the objects in the exhibition and their designers. Following the presentation in the Theater, she’ll lead a walk-through in the gallery.

$35.00 ADMISSION

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Wed 8
February 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Museum of Photographic Art, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us February 2 – February 9 for the 2023 Human Rights Watch Film Festival with virtual access to five incredibly powerful films. Film Line Up: #IamVanessaGuillen In 2018, US soldier Karina Lopez survived a sexual assault at Fort Hood military base. When Vanessa Guillen, another Latina service member, disappeared and is then murdered, Karina steps forward to share her story, creating the #IAmVanessaGuillen hashtag. Hundreds of service members chime in, exposing the cycle of abuse occurring on military bases…

$9.00 ADMISSION

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Thu 9
February 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Caught on Camera

San Diego Natural History Museum (the NAT), 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Slinking through your neighborhood. Darting across the highway. Fluttering along your favorite hiking trail. Wildlife is all around, even when we don’t see it. The Nat offers visitors a rare peek into the secret lives of wild animals in its newest exhibition. Caught on Camera: Wildlife When No One’s Watching opens November 18, 2022, in the Museum’s top- floor photography gallery. The show features remarkable images of southern California wildlife “caught” on film with the help of camera traps set…

Thu 9
February 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Maya Peoples: Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth

Museum of Us, 1350 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Developed in collaboration with Maya community consultants, this exhibit provides a new way to understand the histories of the Maya Peoples and to honor past, present, and future Maya generations.   “Maya Peoples: Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth,” is a collectively built exhibit that celebrates Maya continuity and the unbroken Maya spirit — whose languages, ceremonies, and connections to the land are founded on a common kinship.    Visit the Museum of Us to learn about Maya traditions and culture, and…

$19.95 ADMISSION

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Thu 9
February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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California Tower Tour

California Tower, 1350 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Enjoy a uniquely-San Diego experience at one of our city's most iconic historic landmarks. Make the climb on a guided tour that highlights the origins of Balboa Park and the histories of some of the many diverse communities that call the region home.   California Tower Tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday at the Museum of Us. Tours are 40 minutes long and accommodate up to six (6) people. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Museum admissions desk. Capacity…

$10.00 ADMISSION

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Thu 9
February 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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“The Kimono Reimagined” Mesa College Fashion Program/ Vision Art Museum

Japanese Friendship Garden, 2215 Pan American Road East
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The Kimono Reimagined project is a collaboration between Visions Art Museum (Liberty Station, San Diego) and San Diego Mesa College Fashion Program. Nineteen teams composed of a fashion student and a stitcher from the Visions Art Museum community worked together to redesign and reconstruct kimonos, obis, haoris, and sashes to become a fashion garment. Each garment contains some element of stitchery and/or embellishment created by the stitcher using hand or machine techniques.

$14 ADMISSION

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Thu 9
February 9 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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This is Our Story

Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92102 United States
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The exhibition This Is Our Story features works by self-taught artists from various parts of the United States, with different levels of education and ethnic/cultural backgrounds. What all the artists have in common is that none of them practiced their creativity in the context of the academic art world. Instead, they created their work for personal use or for their families, for self-expression, self-representation, and to participate in the joy of making. Each work of art is deeply personal and invites us…

$14 ADMISSION

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Thu 9
February 9 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Commons Level Exhibition

Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92102 United States
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A celebration of art from around the globe and across time. Objects in this exhibition range from functional Japanese ceramics and indigenous baskets to whimsical folk toys and miniatures from around the globe, all celebrating the many ways art connects us across geography and time. These objects also showcase the intricate interplay between humans and the natural world, as well as the persistent desire to make and live with beautiful and well-crafted things. Above all, the objects are intended to…

$14 ADMISSION

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Thu 9
February 9 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Piñatas

Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92102 United States
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One of the first-ever exhibitions to spotlight piñatas as a traditional craft and vibrant contemporary art form. The exhibition Piñatas: The High Art of Celebration is one of the first-ever exhibitions to spotlight piñatas as a traditional craft and vibrant contemporary art form. This groundbreaking show includes more than 80 works made by Latinx artists and makers from across the U.S. and explores how piñatas are designed, constructed and executed, along with the role they play in modern material culture and in artistic…

$14.00 ADMISSION

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Thu 9
February 9 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until August 27, 2023

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A World of Beads

Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92102 United States
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This exhibition features highlights from Mingei’s bead collection and explores the materials from which beads are made. Ranging from plant and animal materials to fabricated metal and glass, these single beads and beaded objects were made by different cultures from around the world and were largely acquired by Mingei International Museum from The Bead Museum in Prescott, Arizona.

$14.00 ADMISSION

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Thu 9
February 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Design Zone

What does it take to create a video game, line up rhythms like the best DJs, or design a roller coaster that produces the biggest thrills? In Design Zone, you can go behind the scenes and see  how video game developers, music producers, roller coaster designers and other creative problem-solvers use math to do the amazing things they do. Design Zone explores mathematical concepts  like patterns, variables, scale, slope, and ratios used by artists, architects, engineers, musicians  and other innovators.…

$24.95 ADMISSION

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Thu 9
February 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sergio Hernández: Embers of Oaxaca

San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Sergio Hernández (b. 1957, Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca, México) is among the leading contemporary Mexican artists today and is currently based in Oaxaca in southern Mexico. After completing his studies at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Hernández gained international recognition after exhibiting his work in France, Italy, Germany, and Spain. His iconography often reflects his own Indigenous heritage, and that of his native region of Oaxaca, including the Zapotec and Mixtec cultures of Mesoamerica. He also…

$20.00 ADMISSION

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