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Bob Matheny: Almost Anonymous

The work of San Diego-based artist Bob Matheny

Bob Matheny: Almost Anonymous is the first major survey of the work of San Diego-based artist Bob Matheny. Since the late 1950s Matheny has developed his expansive practice through the lens of many different disciplines and mediums, including graphic design, sculpture, small press printing, painting, writing, photography, curating and performance. Grounded in the formal tenets of modernist design, but mitigated by a healthy dose of Dada irreverence and Duchampian hijinks, Matheny’s diverse body of work is a singular blend of craftsmanship and concept, idea and object, wit and intelligence.

Presenting key works and moments in his remarkable six-decade career, Bob Matheny: Almost Anonymous showcases the artist’s prolific output and honors his pioneering contributions to, and continued impact on, San Diego’s art community.

San Diego History Center
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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Dec 15, 2018 - ongoing
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Exhibition Dates: December 15th 2018 - March 24, 2019

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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2019

Locals and visitors to San Diego area libraries are in for a special treat this February! Pick up your Museum Month discount pass at a San Diego City or County libraries to enjoy half-off admission at more than 40 San Diego Museum Council (SDMC) member museums. The pass can be used to visit multiple museums across the region.

Whether you are an art aficionado, history buff, or nature lover, the SDMC has a variety of member organizations that are bound to capture your interest.

Take advantage of the program to visit both old favorites and new attractions you have never even heard of!

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Film: Bloody Sunday

Jan 25, 2019

Set a mere seven months before the Belfast bombings that inspired Tim Shaw’s immersive piece "Mother, the Air is Blue, the Air is Dangerous," Bloody Sunday recreates in minute detail the events leading up to and following “Bloody Sunday,” in which British soldiers shot 28 unarmed Irish civilians during a peaceful protest march in Derry, Northern Ireland. "Bloody Sunday" not only offers valuable historical context in understanding the origins of many of Shaw’s pieces but also compellingly depicts a conflict whose repercussions are still deeply felt today. (107 minutes, rated R)

Show your film screening ticket for free Museum same-day admission during Art After Hours from 5:00–8:00 p.m.

 

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KUMEYAAY SERIES: Blood of the Band

Jan 24, 2019

Join us for our next program in the Nyaiwait Chiwayp / In Our Words: Kumeyaay series

David Toler will present Blood of the Band, which relates a journey of a Kumeyaay-Ipai family from origin to present day.

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David L. Toler, Jr. is an Ipai descendant of the La Chappa, Guachena and Nejo clans that once inhabited the San Pasqual Valley and the surrounding lands from ocean to mountains and deserts. Toler has long been an avid enthusiast of the culture and history of his people, a supporter of traditional cultural revitalization activities throughout the region, and an explorer who seeks out the ancient routes of his ancestors. A longtime leader of his community, Toler has served for many years as a member of the Tribal Council of the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians in Valley Center, California.

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BLOOM BASH 2019

Apr 12, 2019

BLOOM BASH is the high voltage celebration to kick off Art Alive 2019—attracting the community’s trendsetters & late-night revelers. With food & cocktails, art installations & performers, BLOOM BASH attendees love to dance the night away.

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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2019
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Film: Bloody Sunday

Jan 25, 2019
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KUMEYAAY SERIES: Blood of the Band

Jan 24, 2019
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BLOOM BASH 2019

Apr 12, 2019
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