For the best collection of art from all different types and regions, visit The San Diego Museum of Art.
- $12 Adults
- $9 Seniors (65+), Military
- $8 Students
- $4.50 Children (7-17)
- Free Children 6 and Under
- 3rd Tuesday of the Month: Residents Free Tuesday. Free for San Diego City and County Residents and Active Military and their Dependents.
1450 El Prado, San Diego CA 92101
The San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) is a great museum if you’re an art lover. It was opened in 1926 as the Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego. The building was built by top San Diego architect William Templeton Johnson, who designed the building with Spanish Colonial-style and elements throughout the building. Most of the Museum’s old masters collection was donated by the Putnam sisters and has been around since the Museum’s early days. During World War II, the building was used by the US Navy as a hospital. The downstairs of the Museum holds the administration offices and during World War II, this was where the hospital’s mortuary was housed!
The Museum has a great collection of art from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Some of its more famous pieces in the permanent collection include Picasso, Monet, Dali, Zurbaran, Sorolla, El Greco, Cotan and Hurd.
*Hours, prices, etc all subject to change. Check the location’s website to confirm.