Calendar: Wednesday, February 6, 2013


BOLD: The Art of DNA Barcoding

This interactive exhibition of tropical biodiversity art, science and technology features innovative Seattle artist Joseph Rossano's biodiversity scuplture series inspired and accompanied by acclaimed tropical ecologist Dr. Daniel H. Janzen's caterpillar and butterfly photographs from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (ACG), Costa Rica.

Behold, America!

This fall, three San Diego art museums — the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The San Diego Museum of Art and the Timken Museum of Art — will bring together the finest American works from their permanent collections to present a groundbreaking collaborative exhibition titled "Behold, America!: Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums." Internationally known for their permanent collections and scholarly exhibitions, these institutions together provide a three-museum venue for "Behold, America!," which will be on view from Nov. 10, 2012, through Feb. 10, 2013. This civic collaboration, which presents work from the colonial period to the present, offers an unprecedented opportunity to view the full sweep of American art history as told through the visual art of three institutions, and to reconsider how national and individual identities have shifted over time. While lending selected works among institutions is not uncommon, "Behold, America!" is unique in the scope of the exchange and the intermingling of these distinctive collections. It is also the first time the three institutions have worked together on one project.

Pete 'n Keely

The year is 1968, and it's been a thrilling week rehearsing at the NBC studios for the live telecast of the "Pete and Keely Reunion Special." They're America's Singin' Sweethearts and no matter what you may have read in the tabloids, Pete 'n Keely are getting along just fine. This Off-Broadway hit is packed with classic favorites like "Besame Mucho," "Secret Love" and "Fever" as well as great new songs. Featuring San Diego favorites Eileen Bowman and Phil Johnson, "Pete 'n Keely" is a warmhearted and hilarious return to a special time in America's history.

Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

The Bulest Eye tells the story of one year in the life of a young black girl on 1940s Ohio. Eleven year old Pecola Breedlove wants nothing more than to be loved by her family and schoolmates. Left to fend for herself, she blames her dark skin and prays for blue eyes, sure that love will follow. The Bluest Eye paints a portrait of the legacy of racism on a young girl's psyche. Call for times.

Daily Whale Watching Cruises in San Diego

Get ready for big adventures with Birch Aquarium at Scripps naturalists as we venture out for twice-daily cruises to locate gray whales on their round-trip migration from the Bering Sea to Baja’s breeding grounds. Get an up-close look at these amazing animals aboard vessels from Flagship Cruises & Events. Learn about gray whale baleen, barnacles and prey from aquarium naturalists during this memorable whale-watching experience, leaving daily from San Diego Bay. Don’t forget warm clothing and binoculars. Daily tours: 9:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. & 1:30-5 p.m. with Flagship Cruises & Events

GREAT BALLS OF FIRE! Comets, Asteroids, Meteors!

West Coast debut of a new exhibition! The threat of a catastrophic impact from an asteroid or comet is a staple of popular culture. If there was a dinosaur-killer in Earth’s past, will humankind suffer the same fate? What are the chances and how do we assess the risks? For that matter, what are asteroids, comets and meteorites, and where do they come from? Have you ever wondered about the origins of comets, asteroids and meteors? Or what they can tell us about Earth? GREAT BALLS OF FIRE! Comets, Asteroids, Meteors explores recent discoveries and cutting-edge science relating to these mysterious space rocks through hands-on activities, computer-based interactives, meteorite specimens, scale models and Asteroid Encounter, an immersive audio-visual experience!

Breakfast and Conversation with Rady MBA Admissions

Come have breakfast and learn more about the Rady School. A Rady admissions representative will be on hand to discuss the different MBA program options, the admissions process and life as a Rady MBA student. Link to Register:

Breakfast and Conversation with Rady MBA Admissions

Come have breakfast and learn more about the Rady School. A Rady admissions representative will be on hand to discuss the different MBA program options, the admissions process and life as a Rady MBA student. Link to Register:

Double Visions: Contemporary Collaborative Artists

A Sculpture Exhibition featuring artists who work together and influence each other artistically. The artists chosen for this exhibition, work in a wide range of three-dimensional media. Artist opening Feb. 7th, 6-8pm.

Capturing the Wonder of Women

Come see the museum's first juried show in its new Gallery Space at Liberty Station. The show will have UCSD's Li Huai as art curator and Robert Pincus as juror. More than 150 local and regional artists submitted work for this show, and 48 pieces representing "The Wonder of Women" have been selected to make up this compelling exhibition to run through February 2013. Opening reception is Dec. 7 at 6 p.m.

Joyce M. Corum

Presenting Juried and Awarded Artwork from Outstanding Artists of the Region. Featured artist, Joyce M. Corum, "Translitteration." Opening reception free to SDAI members. Exhibition runs from Jan. 25th through Feb. 24, 2013.

Frederick Douglass Now

Obie Award-winner Roger Guenveur Smith presents his internationally acclaimed solo piece that illuminates the life and work of abolitionist and pioneering feminist Frederick Douglass. Smith complements Douglass’ classic 19th century texts with original narrative that explores the African-American experience.

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