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San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego

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The San Diego Museum of Art is a fine arts museum located at 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park in San Diego, California that houses a broad collection with particular strength in Spanish art. The San Diego Museum of Art opened as The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego on February 28, 1926, and changed its name to the San Diego Museum of Art in 1978. The official Balboa Park website calls the San Diego Museum of Art "the region's oldest and largest art museum". Nearly half a million people visit the museum each year.
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  • We visited the fine Museum of Art in Balboa park. We saw fine paintings in the European Gallery, including paintings of Modigliani, Chardin Goya, Rubens and Zurbar├ín. An interesting museum.  more »
  • This beautiful art museum is smaller than some other art museums (like the MOMA or the Met), but the size makes this museum more manageable and more intimate. There's a wide range of artwork for a...  more »
  • I love this place. It has a place for every interest for most people. The pieces are well arranged and maintained. The labels are easy to read and are well written. The only downside is probably I didn't spend as much time as I did here. I am definitely coming back to check out new pieces or new artists. Congrats to the team behind.
  • Beautiful museum with lots to offer for so many interests. World class museum, displays, acquisitions. Located in Balboa Park, which is easy to locate, walk around, rent a scooter with a phone app and walk from one museum to the next. 16 museums in all there. Parking wasn't terrible, although you might need to be patient. Highly recommended!

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