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Bringing Out The Brass

From January 20th until February 24th, visit the San Diego Model Railroad Museum for a special collection of brass trains! These trains have been donated from the personal collections of SDMRM lifetime members. SDMRM would like to honor these members by featuring their trains for our interim exhibit.

Neighborhood: Downtown

San Diego Model Railroad Museum
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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Date & Time

Jan 22 - Feb 24, 2020
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Price

$6 - $12.50

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“To Tame a Wild Tongue” Charla (Talk)

Nov 19, 2020

Join the Charla on Thursday, November 19 at 11am for a conversation with David Avalos. A key figure in San Diego’s Chicano Art Movement, David Avalos works in sculpture, installation, and public projects. His sculptures unabashedly assert the vernacular of rasquache as a form of resilience in the face of social, racial, and economic adversity.

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Modeler Citizens Virtual Lecture Series

Oct 29, 2020

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum has debuted Modeler Citizens, a series of informative and entertaining presentations from an array of acclaimed railroad modelers and historians! 

The talks take place every other Thursday at 6 p.m. through the end of 2020 (excluding holidays) via Zoom Webinar. Margaret Harris, the museum’s Collections Curator, moderates as the featured speaker showcases their own model layout, shares a bit of San Diego railroading history, or discusses a topic of their expertise. Viewers can learn about the history of cross-border travel from railroad pro Mike Thornhill (Oct. 1), get “behind the scenes” of the mechanics and creation of the museum’s O Gauge layout from modeler Bob Wall (Dec. 10), see a fascinating home layout courtesy of award-winning radio host “Shotgun” Tom Kelly (Oct. 29), and more! 

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Virtual: We Made San Diego

Oct 1, 2020

Join local historian Maria Garcia for a presentation on her forthcoming book We Made San Diego. In this wide-ranging talk, participants will hear about some of the Latino lives lived throughout San Diego County, stories of Latino veterans who served in the Vietnam War, and of notable people in neighborhoods we often don’t hear too much about, such as Eden Gardens (La Colonia) in Solana Beach, San Ysidro, El Cajon, South Bay, as well as Barrio Logan. Ms. Garcia will also discuss the role of community advocacy organizations like the Chicano Federation, MAAC, and Casa Familiar, and how California propositions 187 and 227 spurred a new era of activism within the Latino community. 

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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Art Auction

Oct 1 - Oct 15, 2020

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s highly anticipated biennial Art Auction returns this October and will be completely online. This popular fundraising event features live and silent auctions of approximately 100 works by early career and internationally recognized artists.

Art Auction allows visitors to switch from being observers of art to active collectors, a distinct opportunity for the art-curious and first time buyers.  Ideal for long-time attendees or aspiring collectors. 

Bid on painting, sculpture, and works on paper in support of MCASD exhibitions and programs. All works are carefully considered by MCASD’s Director and Curators, and are available at various starting price points.

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“To Tame a Wild Tongue” Charla (Talk)

Nov 19, 2020
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Modeler Citizens Virtual Lecture Series

Oct 29, 2020
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Virtual: We Made San Diego

Oct 1, 2020
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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Art Auction

Oct 1 - Oct 15, 2020
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