Getting the Picture


Mingei International Museum

Now through July 10: “Asafo Flags from Ghana”
See 37 flags that once flew as representations of rivalry between military organizations known as Asafo in Ghana, but which now commemorate peaceful, ceremonial occasions in the West African country.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)

Now through July 4: Do Ho Suh
Take a tour of Do Ho Suh’s New York apartment as MCASD is transformed into a maze-like installation of the artist’s living quarters, fashioned with fabric swaths and stainless steel.

Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA)

Now through May 29: “Seeing is Believing?”
Explore the origins of photography and unanswered questions surrounding the art form, and its global and historical influences.

Now through May 29: “Trilogy” by Flor Gardun?o
In the black and white photography for which she’s renowned, Mexican photographer Flor Gardun?o conveys three principal themes, which she’s carried throughout her career: mythical animals, fantastic women and silent natures.

Now through December 31: “America’s Cathedrals: Photography and the National Parks”
Timed for the National Park Service’s centennial, MOPA pulls from its permanent collection images
that illuminate the importance of photography in the path toward preserving the country’s natural treasures.

New Americans Museum

Now through May 29: “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story”
The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s traveling exhibit examines how Asian Pacific Americans have influenced and been influenced by U.S. history.

Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA)

Now through May 1: “Luminous” by Deanne Sabeck
In this showcase of her sculptures, artist Deanne Sabeck lets her art’s viewers manipulate blinds and shutters to draw their own visual conclusions of light and darkness.

Now through May 29: “Street Art Reinterpreted” by Bill Rastetter
Photographer Bill Rastetter layers snapshots of graffiti and street art, some of which he captured in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to create a mashup of art and activism.

Now through June 12: “Light Sentences and Light Traps” by Laddie John Dill
This exhibit is a coming together of three installations: “Light Sentences,” incandescent vertical tubes; “Light Plains,” fluorescent lights among sand mounds; and “Light Traps,” aircraft aluminum wall pieces.

Now through June 26: Marjorie Nodelman
See figurative pop art and works in surrealism by late painter and sculptor Marjorie Nodelman, who was a driving force in launching the art scene in
downtown San Diego.

Now through July 24: “A Dual Retrospective” by Robin Bright and Tom Driscoll
Two San Diego artists’ creations and careers meld into a single exhibit that spotlights Driscoll’s sculptures, which comprise discarded remnants of marine instruments, and Bright’s collection of structures involving materials such as foam, resin and metal.

San Diego Air & Space Museum

Now through January 2017: “Da Vinci: The Ultimate Innovator”
See replicas and physical representations of Leonardo Da Vinci’s paintings and inventions including the bicycle, hang glider and helicopter.

San Diego Automotive Museum

Now through May 27: “British Invasion”
See James Bond’s Aston Martin and other popular and unusual cars exported from the U.K. to the U.S. beginning in the 1950s.

San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA)

Now through October 11: “Ferocious Bronze”
See 28 wildlife sculptures by Arthur Putnam (1873- 1930), a celebrated California sculptor who created works using the lost-wax bronze-casting process.

San Diego Museum of Man

Now through February 2017: “BEERology”
Take one down, pass it around and tap into the artifacts and often odd stories behind the origins of craft brewing across cultures. (Beer not included.)

Now through TBD date: “Cannibals: Myth & Reality”
Get a taste of cannibalism in this long-term exhibit, offering surprising insight into those with appetites for their same species.

San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT)

Now through September 5: “Whales: Giants of the Deep”
Sperm whale skeletons, whalebone treasures, a blue whale heart replica and other interactivities bring the world of whales to the surface. Dive in!