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ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
101 ARTISTS COLONY 25 E. E St., Encinitas. 760-632-9074.(101artistscolony.com)
ALCALA GALLERY, 950 Silverado St., La Jolla, 858-454-6610. Featuring early-California paintings and pre-Columbian artifacts. Call for exhibits and events.
ART PRODUCE 3139 University Avenue, North Park, 619-297-8726. Call for details.
ATHENAEUM MUSIC & ARTS LIBRARY, 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla, 858-454-5872. Call for details.
THE MUSEUM at CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS-ESCONDIDO, 340 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 760-839-4120. LOOK. REACT. ENGAGE: The Art of Collecting at Two San Diego Museums is a year-long series of four exhibitions which will focus on works drawn from the American collections of the SDMA and the Center Museum;s permanent collection.(www.artcenter.org)
CALIFORNIA SURF MUSEUM, 223 N. Coast Hwy., Oceanside, 760-721-6876. Call for details.(www.surfmuseum.org)
CASA DEL REY MORO MUSEUM, 2471 Congress St., Old Town, 619-220-0022. "The House of the Moorish King," ongoing, invites you to experience 6000 years of African World History. The museum's unique multimedia exhibits highlight ancient, colonial, and contemporary periods of African History, both on the African continent and throughout the African Diaspora. A special focus of the museum is the African-Spanish, African-Mexican and African-American heritage in Old Town, San Diego and California.(www.ambers.com)
CENTRO CULTURAL DE LA RAZA, 2125 Park Blvd. (at Inspiration Point Way), Balboa Park, 619-235-6135. Through April 27: the Homenaje A Cesar Chavez exhibit celebrates the man and his legacy. Through April 27, see the Women in the Movement exhibit. Through April 27, see Gender Agenda: El Mes Internacional de la Mujer Ceramics Exhibit, which includes featured artists Lisa Marie Barber and Lourdes Huerta. Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday, 12-5 pm. (www.centroraza.com)
COMPUTER MUSEUM OF AMERICA, 640 C St., Downtown. 619-235-8222. Secrets, Lies & Teletypes, ongoing, includes famous or infamous forms of cryptography, such as the WWII Navajo code talkers and "Follow The Drinking Gourd," an explanation of slave quilts. Also included are dozens of vintage computers and machines. Tours are available for groups upon request.(www.computer-museum.org)
CURRENT GALLERY, 3011 University Ave., North Park, 619-584-1533. Call for more information.
DUCKYWADDLES EMPORIUM GALLERY, at 414 North Coast Hwy.101, Encinitas, 760-632-0488. Call for current exhibits.(www.duckywaddles.com)
GALLERY 726-3 Ninth Ave., Downtown, 619-234-2770. Ongoing, public artist Doron Rosenthal has a new exhibit space in the growing artist community of East Village. The gallery's focus will be emerging and California talent.
GALLERY ON BROADWAY, 625 Broadway, Suite 115, Downtown, 619-239-5222. Ongoing, artist Rick Hohn's work is on exhibit. Hohn was born with cerebral palsy but has not let that deter him from creating traditional impressionistic landscapes in watercolors.
JOSEPH DAVID GALLERY 760 Eighth Ave., Downtown, 619-702-6920. Call for details.
MINGEI INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF FOLK ART, Plaza de Panama, Balboa Park, 619-239-0003. Through May 11, Maestro le la Plata is an exhibit featuring William Spratling and the Mexican silver renaissance.(www.mingei.org)THE MUSE, 2911 University Ave., North Park, 619-296-8539. Call for schedules.(www.radioactivefuture.com)
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART-DOWNTOWN, 1001 Kettner Blvd. (at Broadway), Downtown, 619-234-1001. Through April 27, CÅ½leste Boursier-Mougenot, a trained musician, creates visually and acoustically intriguing installations; the Cerca Series features his untitled sound sculpture, composed of three large inflatable plastic pools filled with floating porcelain bowls of varying size and dimension. Ongoing, the Cerca Series explores the art that sustains the communities of Southern and Baja California. Through Sept. 14, in a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Maritime Museum of San Diego, MCASD Downtown will feature the latter exhibition, Mariners & Mandarins: Seafaring and the Arts of the China Trade, featuring art of the 18th & 19th century China, artifacts of the maritime commerce that initiated the burgeoning, blending Pacific Rim cultures. (www.mcasandiego.org)
*MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART-LA JOLLA, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla, 858-454-3541. On Thursday, April 10, Artists XI, an extraordinary music, literature and performing arts series organized by Quincy Troupe, welcomes Nora Okja Keller, Gary Snyder and Mississippi Charles Bevel for the third performance of the season. Artists XI is the last of the ACE series, which runs through May, with events featuring Diana Garcia, Robert Stone Mark Salzma, Elizabeth Alexander and Bill Saxton. Also, over sixty important paintings, sculptures, photographs, and installations, including works by Helen Altman, Enrique Chagoya, Manny Farber, Barbara Kruger, Paul McCarthy and Larry Sultan. Ongoing, sculptor Peter Shelton's MCASD-commissioned piece entitled ghandiG, will remain in the museum's plaza for at least two years. (www.mcasd.org)
MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS in the Casa de Balboa,1649 El Prado, Balboa Park. 619-238-7559. Through June 15, images and artifacts of William Fox Talbot, the father of modern photography will be on exhibit. Through June 15, the exhibition Secret Victorians: Contemporary Photographers Working in 19th Century Processes will include daguerreotypes, photograms, salt prints and albumen prints.(www.mopa.org)
PARK BOULEVARD ARTWORKS, 4421 Park Blvd., University Heights, 619-692-0734. Call for exhibit information.RAMSDEN MORRISON GALLERY, 343 Fourth Ave, Downtown, 619-230-1000. Ongoing exhibits include artists Sandra Lee, Paul Ecke, James Shilaimon, Luis Marzoratti, Aristedes Demetrios and Dan Corbin. In addition, San Francisco-based sculptor Dan Corbin's "Reinterpretation of the Human Form," a work focusing on 11 freestanding life-size figuratives made of clay and bauxite.(www.r-mgallery.com)
REUBEN H. FLEET SCIENCE CENTER, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619-238-1233. In the IMAX Dome Theater, Wednesday-Sunday nights, through April 27, at 6 & 7 pm, the IMAX Film Festival brings classic IMAX movies back to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. April 16-20 is "Destinations Week," so Africa the Serengeti and Mysteries of Egypt are the featured IMAX festival movies, only $5 after 5pm. For IMAX festival details, see Calendar listing under "Special Events." IMAX schedule also includes... Just added, through May: Dolphins, an academy-award nominated plunge with dolphins, from the Bahamas to Patagonia. Coral Reef Adventure plays through summer. Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West plays through May. Center exhibits include ExploraZone 3 and Weird, Wild and Underwater. Upcoming: May 16, Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa opens.(www.rhfleet.org)
SALON BELLA, 1605 W. Lewis St., Hillcrest, 619-291-9095. Through May 3, the photographic art of William Bay is on display. For additional information, call the salon or William Bay, 619-234-8879.
THE SAN DIEGO AEROSPACE MUSEUM, 2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, 619-234-8291. Ongoing, P-51 Mustang D & 100 Years of Aircraft Engines includes a newly restored WWII fighter plane and 30 other aircraft engines.(www.aerospacemuseum.org)
THE SAN DIEGO ART INSTITUTE, 1439 El Prado. Balboa Park, 619-236-0011. Through April 27, see "Dogma," a featured exhibit from artist Dan Adams; and "Recent Landscapes: The Torrey Pines Reserve Series (Reaching)" is the title of an exhibit showcasing the work of Annette Lotuso Paquet. Through May 1, the D5 Digital Visionaries exhibit explores the boundaries of digital fine art through a variety of styles.(www.sandiego-art.org)
SAN DIEGO AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM, 2080 Pan American Plaza, No. 12, Balboa Park, 619-231-2886. Through May 26, BMW: Beyond the Initials, takes a look back at the remarkable history of Bavarian Motor Works.(www.sdautomuseum.org)
SAN DIEGO CENTER FOR JEWISH CULTURE, 4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla, 858-362-1334. Call for events and exhibits.(www.lfjcc.org)
SAN DIEGO HALL OF CHAMPIONS, 2131 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, 619-234-2544. Bob Breitbard's moving museum features numerous ongoing sports exhibits, including: "The Gallery Wall," built around cover photographs from Sports Illustrated, the show honors athletes who made the leap from local to national fame (seventy-five SI covers featured thirty-five San Diegans). Others include "San Diego Ground Zero" and "Bird Watching," which cover San Diego's surfing and "board" cultures, as well as local skateboarding icon Tony Hawk, respectively.(www.sdhoc.com)
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619-232-6203. Through April 21, Popcorn Venus: The Business of Hollywood Fashion traces the business of fashion and the movie industry's influence on American women. Through June 9, Filming San Diego: Hollywood's back lot is the history of local images and their evolution in the motion picture industry.(www.sandiegohistory.org)
SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART, 3739 Sixth Avenue, Hillcrest, 619-543-5100. Call for details. (www.museumofafrica.org)
SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619-232-7931. Through May 4, you can view Painting Women: Fragonard to Bouguerau and The Grandeur of Viceregal Mexico: Treasures from the Museo Franz Mayer. Through May 4, The Magician and the Mechanic: Tamarind Lithography from the Museo Franz Mayer, will be on display.(www.sdmart.org)SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF MAN, 1350 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619-239-2001. Through May 5, Ecuadorian Pottery: From the Coast, Andes and Jungle is on display. Ongoing or permanent exhibits include over 900 pieces of art are featured in a new exhibit, Hecho en MÅ½xico: Mexican Folk Art; The premiere interactive Discover Egypt exhibit is in the Museum of Man's Children's Discovery Center; and Inquisition: Torture and Intolerance offers a compelling indictment against torture and tyranny; Footsteps Through Time: Four Million Years of Human Evolution; plus exhibits covering Ancient Egypt and Kumeyaay: Native Californians, on the first Californians.(www.museumofman.org)
SAN DIEGO NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, in Balboa Park, 619-232-3821. April 23 through June 4, the photo exhibition for the Quest Nature & Eye Photo Contest shows the winning photographs from this year's contest. Through May 4, "FORE! The Planet" is an indoor, 18-hole miniature golf course designed to teach players about the nature of life on Earth. Through Sep. 2, Dogs: Wolf, Myth, Hero, Friend follows the trail of how dogs and their relationship with humans have evolved over time. Plus, discover how wolves survive in the giant-screen film, Wolves. Through June 1, Rare Places in a Rare Light: The Wildlands Photography of Robert Turner is on display. (www.sdnhm.org)
SAN DIEGO MODEL RAILROAD MUSEUM, Balboa Park, 619-696-0199. Ongoing, the museum contains four massive scale model layouts, a toy train gallery and numerous educational and informational exhibits. Operating train layouts include The Cabrillo Southwestern, San Diego & Arizona Eastern, Tehachapi Pass, the Pacific Desert Lines, the Toy Train Gallery 3-Rail exhibits and interactive Lionel and Brio layouts. Other exhibits include Operation Lifesaver, the Southern Pacific Semaphore and Railroad Women.(www.sdmodelrailroadm.com)
SUSHI VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM 320 Eleventh Ave., Downtown, 619-235-8468. Call for details. On Thursday, April 17, from 6-8 pm, there will be an artist's reception for the exhibition running through May 2, Margot Waller's paintings. Intimate, introspective expressions of her state of being perpetually "in the moment," Waller's art uses everyday sights as visual cues in her paintings, at times incorporating birds, symbols, and organic forms as subject matter for her pieces.(www.sushiart.org)
TIMKEN MUSEUM OF ART, 1500 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619-239-5548. Call for details.(www.timkenmuseum.org)
UCSD ARTS LIBRARIES, Geisel Library-Lower level, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, 858-822-3472. (www.ucsd.edu)
*VOZ ALTA PERFORMANCE SPACE AND ART GALLERY, 917 E St., Downtown, 619-230-1869. Twice monthly, Brujas y Bellas, Voz Alta's womyn's writing group, meets on second and fourth Fridays. Throughout April, The Urban Word Poetry Series welcomes artists and lecturers who have created acclaimed works in various media, including photography, performance, video and other disciplines. Urban Word is the UCSD Cesar Chavez Committee / Voz Alta Project collaboration. Each poet/performer will do a lecture at UCSD as part of the Cesar Chavez Celebration and a community performance at Voz Alta. See Calendar listing under "Poetry & Spoken Word" for more listings.(vozalta.org)
DAVID ZAPF GALLERY, 2400 Kettner Blvd., Suite 104, Little Italy/Downtown, 619-232-5004. Call for exhibits and reservations.