The opening reception gala of the 50st International Exhibition at the San Diego Art Institute was on March the 20st.
My husband, Adriaan, son, Arjan, and I drove down from the Bay Area. We stopped at Arjan’s dorm house in Los Angeles. They drove all the way and it took us about 8 hours. It was quite a drive, but we made it on time. And there we met up with our other son, Roland, who lives in San Diego. We always stay over at his place. So, with still some other friends we all went to the reception together.
The museum in situated in the famous Balboa Park, which is a 1,200 acre (4.9 km²) urban cultural park named after the Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa. It is one of the oldest sites in the United States dedicated to public recreational usage in 1835. Balboa Park was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977. Many of the park’s attractions are along El Prado, a long, wide promenade running through the center of the park. Most of the buildings lining this street are in the Spanish Revival style, a richly ornamented eclectic mixture of Spanish and Latin American architecture. Along this boulevard are many of the park’s cultural attractions and museums like “The Museum of the Living Artist at the San Diego Art Institute”.
There were so many more interesting works, but it is impossible to show them all.
So, if you are in the neighborhood, please, make a stop and go see this wonderful exhibition, which is until May the 10th, 2009.