Where Art Lives - Conference Site Visits

Image of Balboa Park
See where art lives in San Diego's neighborhoods, galleries and public spaces. Capacity is limited and pre-registration is required for all conference participants. Bus and/or trolley transportation is provided.
Friday, April, 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. 
A. Public Arts, San Diego
Guided tours through the region’s two most prominent yet contrasting concentrations of public art:  Chicano Park and UCSD’s Stuart Collection. Chicano Park, born of an intense neighborhood political action, brings together a collection of murals by prominent artists including Salvador Torres, Victor Ochoa and the Royal Chicano Air Force, all on concrete pillars and abutments under the approach to the Coronado Bridge.  The Stuart Collection is a campus-wide series of commissioned installations by artists such as Robert Irwin, Terry Allen, Kiki Smith, Alexis Smith, John Baldessari and Do Ho Suh.
B. Balboa Park Cultural Tour
Participants will visit the historic Balboa Park, built in 1915 for the first World's Fair, the Panama-California Exposition. Art lives and thrives in this architecturally and agriculturally rich 1,200 acre city park. We will receive guided tours of The Old Globe, Mingei International Museum, and San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA). Participants will dive into an arts process at Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) facilitated by teaching artists Lori Sokolowski and Jennifer Oliver and see a performance by one of Balboa Park's resident art groups, the Civic Youth Ballet. Participants may then ride back to the hotel or stay at the park to dine on their own.
C. Walking Tour to new downtown San Diego Library
See the constantly changing and growing East Village of San Diego’s downtown and then, with a focus on aesthetics and commissioned public art, tour the new Library, which was 16 years in the making. This tour is limited to 10 participants.

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