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San Diego Museum of Art

Location: Balboa Park (3 Miles Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 10AM – 5PM. (Opens at 12PM on Sundays; Stays Open Until 9PM on Thursdays through Labor Day.) Closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Cost: $12 ($4.50 for Kids ages 6-17 and $9 for Seniors 65+)

Features: Paintings from Old World Masters; Popular Works from French Impressionists; Largest Collection of South Asian Art in America; Numerous Exhibitions available at the Museum and Online.

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Timken Museum of Art

Location: Balboa Park (3 Miles Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 10AM – 4:30PM. (Opens at 1:30PM on Sundays). Closed on Mondays and Holidays.

Cost: Free

Features: World-Class Collection from European Masters (especially Dutch and Flemish), American Art, and Russian Icons; One of the Great Small Museums of the World

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Mingei International Museum

Location: Balboa Park (3 Miles Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 10AM – 4PM. Closed on Mondays and National Holidays.

Cost: $8 ($5 for Kids ages 6-17 and $5 for Seniors)

Features: Art of the People. Look at art made by man from 3rd Century BCE to current times.

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Spanish Village Art Center

Location: Balboa Park (3 Miles Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 11AM – 4PM (Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Cost: Free

Features: Village of 37 art studios hosting over 200 artists working with paint, jewelry, clay, metals, baskets, and more.

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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Locations: Downtown San Diego (Columbia District) & La Jolla (14 Miles North of Downtown)

Open Daily: 11AM – 5PM (7PM on 3rd Thursdays of the Month); Closed Wednesdays

Cost: $10 ($5 for Seniors & Military; Free for Ages 25 and Under)

Features: World Class Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Films, Lectures, and Events.

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La Jolla Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

Location: La Jolla (12 Miles / 20 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Hours: 10AM – 5:30PM Tuesday through Saturday (8:30PM on Wednesdays)

Features: One of Sixteen Historic Music and Arts Libraries in the United States; Art Exhibitions and Lectures; Jazz & Classical Music Concerts

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Port of San Diego Art Collections

Location: Downtown San Diego (North Embarcadero)

Hours: Year-Round

Cost: Free

Features: A National Salute to Bob Hope and the Military; Over 30 Large Pieces of Art Along the San Diego Waterfront

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Lux Art Institute

Location: Encinitas (24 Miles / 30 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Hours: Thursdays – Saturdays 1PM – 5PM (Opens at 11AM on Saturdays)

Cost: $10 (Free for those under 21 years old)

Features: Internationally Recognized Artists Create Their Works of Art While You Watch

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Oceanside Museum of Art

Location: Oceanside (38 Miles / 40 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 10AM – 4PM (Opens at 1PM on Sundays and Closed on Mondays)

Cost: $8 ($5 for Seniors 65+, Free for Students and Military Families with I.D.)

Features: Hosts Impressive Art Exhibitions in a Modern Facility added to an Irving Gill Designed Building; Music & Art Events

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San Diego Art Institute

Location: Balboa Park (3 Miles Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 10AM – 4PM (12 – 4 on Sundays). Closed on Mondays.

Cost: $3 ($2 for Seniors and Students)

Features: Exhibitions of Artwork from Local San Diego Artists.

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Wildlife Art at Hidden Forest Art Gallery & Nature Center

Location: Fallbrook (53 Miles / 55 Minutes Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Cost: None, unless you want to buy a wildlife painting.

Hours: Varies

Features: Meet Famed Wildlife Artist Gamini Ratnavira, Browse through his Wildlife Paintings, and Meet his Unique & Colorful Birds.

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Museum of Photographic Arts

Location: Balboa Park (3 Miles Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 10AM – 5PM. Closed on Mondays and some Major Holidays.

Cost: $8 ($6 for Students, Seniors, and Military)

Features: Home to one of the World’s Largest Collections of Photographs

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