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Behold, America! Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums (Figures)

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The Hobo, 1999 Oil on Canvas © Contemporary Collectors Fund, 2000.3, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Behold, America! Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums (Figures)

1450 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
November 10th, 2012 - February 10th, 2013
Opening: November 10th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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san diego
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619-232-7931
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Sun 12-5; Mon-Tue,Thu-Sat 10-5 / Summer Hours June 1 through Labor Day Sun 12-5; Mon-Tue,Fri-Sat 10-5; Thu 10-9
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Behold, America! includes works from the colonial period to the present that together tell a cohesive and dynamic story of the history of art in the United States. The exhibition is a part of an innovative collaboration between three renowned museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The San Diego Museum of Art, and the Timken Museum of Art.  The exhibition will be presented as three distinct, but related shows at the three institutions. The works at the Timken Museum of Art will focus on the concept of Forms and include traditional still-lifes by Raphaelle Peale and more contemporary works by Sam Gilliam. The San Diego Museum of Art will host the Figures component of the exhibition featuring portraitss by John Singleton Copley, Cindy Sherman, and John Currin. At the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego works related to the notion of Frontiers will showcase art created by Robert Irwin, Ann Hamilton, Albert Bierstadt, Asher B. Durand, and Eastman Johnson.