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The Natural History Museum of San Diego or theNat, was founded in 1874, it is the oldest museum of its kind in Southern California and it took up its present location in 1933. The present building has 5 floors covering 14,000m² and provides enough space for both an extensive permanent collection and a large temporary exhibition space. The museum focuses on the natural history of Southern California and the biodiversity in the region including the Peninsula of Baja California and Mexico. Among the permanent collections is the Bird and Mammal Collection with about 46,700 taxidermy birds, 8050 bird skeletons, 23,450 taxidermy mammal specimens and 960…
The San Diego Museum of Art is the oldest and largest museum in the area. On show at the gallery is a fine selection of European old masters, 19th and 20th century American art, contemporary, Latin American and Asian artworks. The museum also frequently hosts major art exhibitions from around the globe. The San Diego Museum of Art also prides itself on its extensive schedule of supportive cultural and educational projects. Providing a rich and diverse cultural experience, The San Diego Museum of Art is located in the heart of the beautiful Balboa Park. Exhibitions are open monthly and there are daily docent and audio…
The culture of a people or civilization is common best seen through the art that they produce through the years. There are many civilizations that have disappeared over the ages, yet we still know much about the likes of the Mayans and the Inca because of the folk art that they left behind. With our world expanding at an incredible rate, it seems inevitable that more of these small civilizations will be swallowed whole over time. Rather than allowing their history vanish with them, the Mingei International Museum in San Diego makes sure that history will live on forever. The museum was founded in 1974…
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