Maritime Museum of San Diego is proud to announce the opening of two new exhibits for maritime and art enthusiasts Saturday, February 23 – September 30, 2019. The new exhibitions are included with general admission ticket purchase and located aboard the 1898 steam ferryboat Berkeley Gould Eddy and Compass galleries. Arthur Beaumont’s “Art of the Sea” is curated by Jim Irvine Swinden and includes works in The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine. The exhibit will be on display in the Gould Eddy gallery on the lower deck of the Berkeley. Beaumont’s body of work encompasses numerous portraits of specific naval vessels. Open concurrently with the Beaumont art exhibit, the Museum is proud to introduce “Sea & Shore” found in the Compass Gallery located on the main level of the Berkeley featuring PAPASAN artist works.
The artists of the Plein Air Painters Association of San Diego (PAPASAN) have been on the plein air scene since 1999, painting the essence of San Diego, whose very identity is uniquely defined by the sea. PAPASAN members paint San Diego’s beautiful beaches, tidepools, estuaries, harbors and marinas. The art of painting en plein air, or painting outdoors, is an essential endeavor for an artist. Plein air painting is perhaps one of the most difficult genres to master. This group of professional fine artists are regionally and nationally known, have independently exhibited their works in museums and galleries throughout the country, and are members of national professional art organizations. Many of their works appear in national art publications, and some are included in recently published books such as California Light: Seascapes and Beach Towns. They continue to contribute to the artistic record of San Diego, especially documenting its vibrant maritime scene.
Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 N Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 234-9153 x101
Mar 5 - ongoing
Recurs every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Included with general admission.
Exhibits are located on board Maritime Museum of San Diego vessel. Please purchase tickets and make your way onto the 1898 steam ferryboat Berkeley to enjoy these exhibits.
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