Exhibits

Souvenirs & Keepsakes: Memorabilia of the 1915 & 1935 Expositions

The Panama-California and California Pacific International Expositions as experienced by San Diego's Exposition visitors are explored through the personal objects that were eagerly sought after and collected, such as buttons, pennants, postcards, coins, and jewelry.

These keepsakes have been handed down through the generations as tangible historical mementos of the Expositions and continue to be cherished to this day.

Runs February 7 to November 30, 2015.

Admission to exhibition (includes full house tour): $15 adults, $12 seniors (65 and older) and students (with ID), $7 children (ages 6-12), free for children five and under.

Balboa Park Exposition Designers 1915-1935: The Making of the Dream City

In partnership with the San Diego AIA Preservation Committee, the architects, designers, and landscape professionals of the two expositions will be showcased. From the well known Bertram G. Goodhue, Carlton Monroe Winslow, Frank P. Allen Jr., and Richard Requa to the lesser known, but as integral to each Exposition's design, Paul Thiene, Clarence Stein, and Juan Larrinaga. The work of over 20 of the most significant designers will be presented with an exhibition of drawings and photographs with accompanying publications and architectural tours.

Runs February 7 to November 30, 2015.

Admission to exhibition (includes full house tour): $15 adults, $12 seniors (65 and older) and students (with ID), $7 children (ages 6-12), free for children five and under.

Art of the Park 100 Years of Art in Balboa Park (1915-2015)

The Park as Muse is the theme for what is one of the nation's most beautiful and most painted parks. Artists have recognized Balboa Park as a monumental work of art in itself for both its natural beauty and landscaped vistas and for its stunning built environment of the architecture of the Panama-California and California Pacific International Expositions.

Period artists will be exhibited along with today's foremost San Diego artists, all featuring only Balboa Park. Art shows in the garden will accompany the exhibition once a month on Sundays for six months showcasing San Diego artists. Continues through September 21.

Exposition Memories: The music, literature, and decorative arts of the 1915 San Diego Exposition

The 1915 Exposition in particular highlighted the literary and artistic heritage of California and the greater Southwest, creating widespread interest in the region at a time when writers, artists, and intellectuals were prominent in daily life.

This exhibit is located throughout the museum's rooms and will showcase the rich artistic and cultural heritage of the Exposition with a varied collection of music, literature, and decorative arts.

Displays consist of examples or originals from the same manufacturers, artists, and authors that exhibited at the expo along with representative artifacts that will all evoke exposition memories.

Continues through November 30.

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Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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