Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming exhibitions at the


Guy William’s Painters Notebook printed by Irwin Hollander. 

Gaps in the Record: Vanguard Print Culture in San Diego

June 1 – August 5, 2018

Gaps in the Record: Vanguard Print Culture in San Diego documents the overlapping literary and visual art practices and independent publishing activity within San Diego’s mid-twentieth century creative community. The exhibition centers on a small group of painters who were also writers: Don Dudley (1930), Guy Williams (1934-2004), Richard Allen Morris (1933), Malcolm McClain (1923-2012), John Baldessari (1931), and Fred Cooper (1939).

LGBTQ+ San Diego:
Stories of Struggles and Triumphs

July 8, 2018 – January 20, 2020

The San Diego History Center in partnership with the Lambda Archives brings the first exhibition EVER in Balboa Park, focused on San Diego’s LGBTQ+ community. Titled LGBTQ+San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs, this will be the History Center’s major exhibition of 2018 and will run to January 2020 with an estimated 250,000 visitors!

Visitors will hear from those in the LGBTQ+ region about the struggles to overcome persecution, the battle with AIDS, bullying and intolerance and the power of the community coming together and within growing activism and community engagement. Specifically for this exhibition, the San Diego History is arranging for the rare display of a portion of the AIDS Quilt, with significance to our region.