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Enjoy Sorolla and America in the Closing Week

For all of you art buffs out there, San Diego has been graced with a landmark exhibition of Spanish Post-Impressionist painter Joaquín Sorolla (1863 – 1923).  It’s a once-in-a-life-time opportunity that you only have a week left to enjoy.  The San Diego Museum of Art is proud to display Sorolla and America with over 150 of his masterpieces, including portraits of American aristocrats and picturesque paintings of Spanish society.

Sad Inheritance by Sorolla
Sad Influence by Joaquin Sorolla Bastida

Sorolla was the most internationally known Spanish artist until the arrival of Pablo Picasso.  His work was wildly popular in America before he even made his first transatlantic appearance.  Over 100 years later, we are the lucky ones to be able to view his life experiences  through his eyes.  Of all of his masterpieces, Sad Inheritance was the hardest to walk away from.  Not only was it one of the largest pieces in the gallery, but there was so much emotion behind it; the lone monk helping the disabled Spanish children bathe at the sea in Valencia.  This particular painting earned Sorolla his greatest official recognition, the Grand Prix and a medal of honor at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900, and the medal of honor at the National Exhibition in Madrid in 1901.

sorolla and america

Celebrate the closing of Sorolla and America with extended gallery hours and events.

  • August 16-26: Take 25% off all purchases from the exhibition store (excluding books)
  • August 21-22: Visit the exhibition (open until 5:00 p.m.), then grab a drink at the brand new Panama 66 cafe (open until 8:00 p.m. every Thursday and Friday)
  • August 23-26: Staylate for extended gallery hours (through 8:00 p.m.)
  • August 25: Grab a picnic, a blanket, and a few friends and head outside for the last Film in the Garden of the summer.

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