The San Diego Comic-con Museum, located in Balboa Park, premiered 3 new exhibits in celebration of the 54th annual San Diego Comic-Con. “Excelsior! The Life and Legacy of Stan Lee,” “Cowboy Bebop 25th Anniversary Art Exhibition,” and “My Hero Academia,” presented by Crunchyroll, will be on display through Spring 2024.
The San Diego Symphony, Music Director Rafael Payare and cellist Alisa Weilerstein are scheduled to give a performance on October 13 at Carnegie Hall in New York City. It’s the first time in a decade the symphony will return to the legendary concert hall. The program will feature a premiere of a commission by composer Carlos Simon, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, and Dvořák’s celebrated Cello Concerto.
San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) and the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) have merged to one institution. The collection of over 9,000 images from MoPA will now be housed at SDMA and will allow visitors to experience the world of visual art through multiple lenses. SDMA will open the U.S. debut of Korea In Color: A Legacy of Auspicious Images on October 28 and will extend through Spring 2024. This special exhibition sheds light on the use of color in Korean painting—known as polychrome painting (chaesaekhwa)—and its role in Korean culture.
The New Children’s Museum has received an Environmental Champion grant from San Diego Gas & Electric to support the Barona Student Native Plant Garden Project, called ‘Iipay Nyechewuuw. In partnership with Barona Indian Charter School and Barona Cultural Center & Museum, NCM will be able to revitalize and activate its Garden Studio, located in Children’s Museum Park across from the Museum.
The La Jolla Playhouse has announced the remainder of its 2023/2024 season, all of which are world-premier shows. The Untitled, Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson Musical, directed by Tony award winner Christopher Ashley, runs August 29 – October 8; SUMO, directed by Ralph B. Peña and in co-production with Ma-Yi Theater Company, runs September 26 – October 22; and Babbit, directed by Christopher Ashley and featuring multi-award winning actor Matthew Broderick, runs November 7 – December 3.
The San Diego Maritime Museum has debuted its newest exhibit, “Steam and Splendor: Treasures from the Ocean Liner and Cruise Ship Ephemera Collection” onboard the 1898 Victorian-era steam ferryboat Berkeley. The collection includes over 100 years of recreational ocean travel artifacts, with vintage brochures, passenger lists, menus, cabin plans, and images of dining rooms.
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