- MCASD Downtown and MCASD LA Jolla
First on our list, head to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown or in La Jolla. Both locations are offering free admission and guided tours this Thursday, February 21 from 5:00 to 7:00pm. At the Downtown location you can see The Very Large Array: San Diego/Tijuana Artists from the MCA Collection, and in La Jolla you can experience Photography in Mexico: Selections from the Collection.
- Enlightenment at the Mingei International Museum
Or head to the Mingei International Museum to view the newly re-installed Dale Chihuly chandelier titled Enlightenment. Interested in learning more about this project? Mingei International Director Rob Sidner will host a Lunchtime Lecture on Friday, March 8 at noon. Don't forget to bring a sack lunch!
- Ripley's Believe It or Not at the San Diego Air and Space Museum
While you're in the Park, be one of the first to see Ripley's Believe It or Not at the San Diego Air and Space Museum. This brand new exhibit features the "ludicrously strange" and "extremely amusing" collections of Robert Ripley, "a real-life Indiana Jones."
- Lowrider Legends at the San Diego Automotive Museum
Love cars? Stop by the San Diego Automotive Museum to see their latest exhibit, Lowrider Legends.
- 30x:Three Decades AND Jessica Lange: Unseen at the Museum of Photographic Arts
Next on our list is the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA). MOPA is celebrating 30 years as a museum in Balboa Park this year. In honor of this anniversary MOPA has created a retrospective titled30x:Three Decades" showcasing work from each of the three decades. Also on display is Jessica Lange: unseen. Her photographs featuring small towns in Mexico are particularly poignant.
- Creating a Storm: Sakura Fubuki at the Japanese Friendship Garden
Before you leave the park, don't miss Creating a Storm, Sakura Fubuki at the Japanese Friendship Garden. These Jackson Pollack-inspired, large-scale paintings reflect the garden atmosphere. The exhibit will run through April 28, 2013.
- Sculptor Carlos Vega at LUX Art Institute
Next, take a drive up the coast to LUX Art Institute in Encinitas and the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA). This month LUX is featuring Spanish-born sculptor Carlos Vega.
- In Search of Shadows: James Hubell Sculpture at the Oceanside Museum of Art
After LUX, continue north to OMA. Check out their newest exhibitIn Search of Shadows: James Hubell Sculpture featuring the nature-inspired sculptures of San Diego icon James Hubbell.
- Kingston Trio: A World of Music at the Coronado Museum of History and Art
Last but certainly not least on our list, head across the bridge to Coronado to view Kingston Trio: A World of Music at the Coronado Museum of History and Art. This exhibit explores what inspired the group to write some of their most poplar songs from the 1950s and 1960s and explains the group's ties to our community.