Category archives for: Art Galleries & Institutions

Let’s Review: UC San Diego’s Calit2 art show rethinks ‘disabilities’

Crip Couture exhibit in the gallery. Photos by Will Bowen

As we grow and evolve individually (or collectively as a society), we come to see people and things differently. Art can help quicken the pace. The exhibition that recently opened at Calit2 Gallery on the UC San Diego campus does just that. “Senses of Care: Mediated Ability and Interdependence” offers a radical, new look at disabilities, care-giving and different forms of embodiment through photographs, videos, artifacts and art objects such as an artificial leg made of LEGO bricks.

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library to oversee Murals of La Jolla

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On March 21, the LJCF’s board of directors voted unanimously to bestow the Murals of La Jolla to the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

Let’s Review: University Art Gallery show conjures aliens, extraterrestrials at UCSD

Mary Walling Blackburn mimics an alien calling in for a tow.

The University Art Gallery in UCSD’s Mandeville Center was oddly “haunted” on March 13 for the opening of “My Strangest Stranger,” a show by visiting artist Mary Walling Blackburn, up through May 9.

UCSD Visual Arts students open their doors for special exhibit

Nicole Speciale and Kurt Miller with their work in progress.

Once a year, the UC San Diego MFA Visual Arts students open their one-room studio doors to share their art with the public. This year, on March 7, some 42 students welcomed throngs of the curious.

UC San Diego’s IDEAS series combines performance art with new technologies in La Jolla

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It was a packed house for the opening of the nine-part IDEAS (Initiative for Digital Exploration of the Arts & Sciences) performance series Feb. 20 at the Calit2 Auditorium in Atkinson Hall on the UC San Diego campus. Art Department faculty member Michael Trigilio kicked off the series by hosting a three-part presentation called T2ERU (Tell Them Everything Remember Us).

Christo talks! Superstar wrap artist wows crowd at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla

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There was a full house at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla’s Sherwood Auditorium on the evening of Feb. 1, 2014 when Christo came onstage for a lecture/slide show about his 50-plus years of grand-scale public art. Some of the crowd had been standing in line for hours, hoping for no-shows’ seats.

The NAT’s pirates exhibit is no place for lily-livered landlubbers!

Visitors to theNAT can board a life-size replica of the stern for the Whydah, a pirate ship that sank off the coast of Cape Cod nearly 300 years ago.  Courtesy of Premier Exhibitions and National Geographic

Arrrr you ready, buccaneers? It’s time for some swashbucklin’ at The San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT) where the blockbuster exhibition, ”Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship,” is on view through Sept. 1.

Let’s Review: ‘Faraway Places and Faces’ put association on the map

'The Maldives' by Patricia Hartman

A recent show at the La Jolla Art Association (LJAA) was a collection of oils, watercolor, photography and jewelry made by artists of different ethnicities who’ve come to our fair city to share in our blessings.

Copley bequest brings artist Christo to Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla

New York City 2012: Christo in his studio with a preparatory drawing for ‘The Mastaba,’ a project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  Wolfgang Volz / ©Christo

Christo, the world-famous wrap artist, came to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla on Feb. 1. He wasn’t doing any wrapping here, but he gave a lecture before the opening of an impressive exhibit of his works, mostly from the collection of the late David Copley.

Moonglow Design Art Gallery unveils sculptor Lorenzo Foncerrada’s latest (and wildest) work in La Jolla

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Moonglow Design Art Gallery unveiled sculptor Lorenzo Foncerrada’s latest (and wildest) effort “Big Loie,” which debuted Jan. 25 during a reception at the gallery, 5763 La Jolla Blvd. in Bird Rock. The larger-than-life statue is a fitting tribute to American dancer Loie Fuller, who took 1890s Paris by storm. A modern dance pioneer, Fuller often used grand silks and light effects in performances to dramatize her movements. The artist is asking $10,000 for the work; motorists and pedestrians can enjoy it for free until it’s sold.

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