17 Exhibits to See in April in San Diego

17 Exhibits to See in San Diego in April from The Wanderer Guides Blog.

So many exhibits to see in San Diego…so little time.  Seriously though, there’s a lot to see and do in San Diego this month.  For the top exhibits to see in San Diego in April, look no further than this list of 17 great exhibits.  Here are the top picks this month:

  1. Dino Jaws, San Diego Natural History Museum.  Who doesn’t like dinosaurs?  Learn everything you can about their eating habits, preferences and more!  Starts April 12th.
  2. Women of the Issei Generation, Women’s Museum of California.  A great place with a great exhibit on the wonderful women of the Issei culture who moved to the US and adapted to American life.  Starts April 5th.
  3. Marianela de la Hoz: Heaven and Earth, the Determined Freedom of an Undetermined Life, The San Diego Museum of Art.  Luckily for us, the Museum pushed back the once February end date so we could see Marianela’s great altarpiece a little longer.  It ends April 16 so don’t push your luck and wait!
  4. Creating a Storm: Sakura Fubuki, Japanese Friendship Garden.  Featuring Diana Carey, the exhibit compliments the atmosphere of the garden with Carey’s large pieces and stone work.  Now through the end of April so see it while you can!
  5. FLAVIA GILMORE: Paper, Wood, Metal, Oceanside Museum of Art.  Gilmore’s exhibit showcases many of her interesting assemblage pieces.  She often uses found objects to create her artworks.  The exhibit ends April 28th.
  6. Landscapes Rediscovered, San Diego History Center.  To get your fill of amazing San Diegan artists creating amazing scenes of San Diego, go to this exhibit before it leaves May 1st.
  7. Artist’s Guild Annual Show, Fallbrook Art Center.  Visit some of the best pieces of work from all different types of media.  Just opened last weekend.
  8. Photography in Mexico: Selections from the Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: La Jolla.  This exhibit aims to show a sophisticated side to the political, economical and social influences affecting Mexico from the 1970s to 1990s.  The exhibit ends April 14th.
  9. On The Trail of Ansel Adams, San Diego Natural History Museum.  If you like photography, especially black and white nature-based photography, go see this exhibit before it leaves at the end of the month!
  10. America the Ship, Maritime Museum of San Diego.  Climb aboard a replica of the first ship to win the prestigious America’s Cup.  The ship is a visitor to San Diego and gives cruises for up to 80 people.  It’s also cool to look at and imagine winning your own race!
  11. Enviroscapes: Jen Trute Retrospective, Oceanside Museum of Art.  She uses her paintings to highlight environmental degradation and similar topics. The exhibit closes at the end of the month.
  12. Hotel Del Coronado and Tent City, Coronado Historical Society.  If you love San Diego, you have to love the majesty and history of the Hotel del Coronado.  This exhibit uses artifacts and memorabilia to show us the Hotel Del and its Tent City from the early 1900s.
  13. Beneath the Moon II: Journey Through the City, The San Diego Museum of Art.  This exhibit is great for kids and is free.  If you go on a weekend afternoon, the Museum usually has museum educators in the exhibit to help visitors delve deeper.  Ends April 28th.
  14. BOLD: The Art of DNA Barcoding, San Diego Natural History Museum.  Basically, just go to the Nat this month to see openings and closings!  This exhibit closes on April 22nd.
  15. Easter Lily Display, San Diego Botanical Building.  Now through the middle of April (April 17th as of now but it may change), there is a wonderful Easter lily display and it’s free to see!  The Botanical Building has been hosting this display for years so visit it on its 54th year.
  16. MENAGERIE, Minegi International Museum.  Visit this exhibit to see all different types of animals created by artists specializing in different medias and disciplines.  Just opened the end of March.
  17. The Harp: A Global Story of Man, Music and Medicine, Museum of Making Music.  The Harp is a lot more complex than you think–at least in its ties to mankind, science and music.  The exhibit follows the journey of the harp from the hunter’s bow to today and shows how its history is weaved with our evolution and discoveries.  It just opened at the end of March.
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