Art museums in La Jolla and San Diego launch collaborative ‘Behold, America!’

Nicole Montoya and Catherina Madani with a painting of La Jolla Cove. ‘I live right above this beach!’ Madani said.

Picture 6 of 6

Photo by Maurice Hewitt

By Lonnie Burstein Hewitt

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla celebrated the opening of a three-museum exhibition called “Behold, America!” on Nov. 8, 2012.

It’s a grand collaboration featuring American works from the permanent collections of MCASD, San Diego Museum of Art, and the Timken Museum.

Hundreds of museum members gathered for the preview, a progressive art party which began in La Jolla and moved on to the other two venues in Balboa Park.

A sweeping look at the history of American art from colonial times to the present, the exhibition is grouped into three sections: Figures, Forms and Frontiers. MCASD emphasizes Frontiers — i.e. landscapes; at SDMA, it’s Figures — i.e. portraits; and the Timken focuses on Forms, from traditional still-lifes to contemporary minimalism.

Addressing the crowd at the preview, SDMA Director Roxana Velasquez called the exhibit an example of what the synergy between art institutions can achieve.

“Together, we are building the cultural community San Diego deserves,” she said.

Behold, America! will be on view at all three museums through Feb. 10, 2013.

For information, visit mcasd.org/exhibitions

Harvey Ruben and Karen Fox view Deborah Butterfield’s ‘Aluminum Horse’ as part of the ‘Behold, America!’ exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla. Fox and the artist were art students together at UC Davis. (Photo by Maurice Hewitt)

Related posts:

  1. UPDATED: ‘End of an Era’: David Copley left behind legacy of giving
  2. Wes Bruce brings storehouse of memories to Lux Art Institute in San Diego County
  3. La Jolla’s art femme fatales style seductive show
  4. The Klines make a fine, funny art of dining out at Athenaeum exhibit in La Jolla
  5. Film lovers turn out for San Diego Film Festival salute to director Gus Van Sant in La Jolla

Short URL: http://www.lajollalight.com/?p=98205

Posted by Staff on Nov 28, 2012. Filed under A & E, Art, Art Galleries & Institutions, Events, Life, Social Photo Galleries, Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • Man pleads guilty in fatal Del Mar hit-and-run case April 17, 2014
    A man who drove drunk and struck a marine biologist in a crosswalk in Del Mar, then fled the scene, pleaded guilty April 16 to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and a hit-and-run allegation. Christopher ``Chip’’ Stockmeyer, 41, faces between nine and 15 years in prison when he is sentenced June 20 for the March 28 death of Rachel Morrison. […]
  • Del Mar Powerhouse 10U Champions April 17, 2014
    The Del Mar Powerhouse 10U team played two pool play games and two elimination games to go undefeated in the Triple Crown Sports San Diego Open and win the Division 1 Championship. The boys showed great determination and fight to come away victorious in elimination play and battle for the win with a one-run margin of victory for both semi-final and champions […]
  • Canyon Crest girls crack top three at Arcadia, set new school record April 17, 2014
    Several young women runners from Carmel Valley high schools raced well in the Arcadia Invitational on April 11-12 in Los Angeles. Arcadia is considered to be one of the most competitive high school track and field meets in the country, drawing both national and international athletes to compete. […]