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Olaf Wieghorst: Painter of the American West
May 3, 2002 - September 2, 2002
Wieghorst painted the West as it was coming to a close. He experienced the West firsthand - serving on border patrol for the U.S. Cavalry in Texas, working as a cowboy, and visiting Native American reservations. His paintings reflect a realism and historical accuracy not found in other artist’s work.
Capturing the Light: San Diego Landscape Painters
September 14, 2001 - March 3, 2002
Landscape painting is more than just an objective record of physical facts. It also explores a subjective relationship between man and nature, and as such reveals as much about the artist and viewer as subject matter.
Win, Place and Show-Off: Hats and the Del Mar Race Track
August 1, 2001 - December 1, 2001
Women in fashionable, frequently outrageous hats are integral to the pageantry of a day at the races. Around the world, fanciful hats appear on women attending the races at Royal Ascot, the Kentucky Derby, and, of course, Del Mar. Since the 19th century such elaborate headwear has been tied to a "see and be seen" attitude. Hats for the races are designed to make the wearer stand out in a crowd. The race season was, and remains, the brief moment when extravagance and exuberance is perfectly acceptable and to be a show-off is to be at the height of elegance.
In Search of Eldorado
June 30, 2001 - December 31, 2001
This exhibit includes 40 photographs, taken over a span of 10 years, that document the desolate beauty discovered in the midst of the Imperial Valley, despite environmental damage caused by decades of rising salinity, heavy nutrient loading and recurring floods.
Faces of San Diego
November 3, 2000 - March 18, 2001
With the use of personal photographs, Faces of San Diego 2000 connected the personal history of San Diegans to our community, our nation and ultimately our world by including images of our ancestors from nearly every continent on earth. Drawn from the 1860s through 1999, this exhibit included photographs of our lives, our livelihood and our lively pursuits. Responding with great enthusiasm, thousands of San Diegans culled through their old photo albums and found images that they felt represented their family, their life, and their origins. As Colleen M. O’Connor, the founder of this project, has written, “the purpose of Faces of San Diego 2000 is to bring history alive, to preserve photographs, and to motivate San Diegans to rescue their family history.”
San Diego 2000
September 1, 2000 - September 2, 2001
Click here to see more about this special project aimed at capturing San Diego at the millenium.
Weird San Diego
January 1, 2000 - September 24, 2000
Click here to see more of Weird San Diego.