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SD Museum of Art Tour: Women, War, and Industry

Join us for a tour of the San Diego Museum of Art, focusing on the exhibit Women, War, and Industry. The tour will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, and is limited to 30 attendees.

Ticket prices:
• Adult — $10
• Senior (65+)/Military — $7
• College Student — $6
• San Diego Museum of Art member — FREE (you may buy a membership the day of the tour if you like)

Tour guidelines:
• No food or drink is permitted in the Museum at anytime.
• Lunches, coats, backpacks, cameras, cell phones and other personal belongings should not be brought into the Museum. 
• Respect other museum visitors by using quiet voices. 
• Remember to please stay at least 1 arm-length away from the artworks at all times. 
• Prior permission is required to sketch in the Museum.

About Women, War, and Industry:
This exhibition examines the myriad ways in which women have been represented in relation to war and industry in modern and contemporary art created in the United States. During the twentieth century, both the advent of war and increased industrialization, have led to major changes in the lives of women: their roles in their families, the way in which they dress, and the manner in which they are perceived in the public sphere. Bringing together work created in diverse media, this exhibition examines the iconic, historical, and fictional ways in which women have been represented in relation to the complicated and related factors of war and industry.

The exhibition predominantly features works in the Museum’s Permanent Collection with specific attention to World War I and World War II posters and photographs by significant artists such as Margaret Bourke-White, Esther Bubley, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Florence Kemmler, Gjon Mili, and Berenice Abbot. Although the exhibition emphasizes work created by women, there will be many works by male artists who have poignantly and in some cases provocatively portrayed female subjects in relation to war and industry. To complement the Museum’s holdings a number of modern and contemporary works by artists such as Miyoshi Barosh, Doris Bittar, Nava Lubelski, Catherine Opie, Iana Quesnell, An-My Lê, Pae White, Stephanie Sinclair, Benjamin Lowy, and Frohawk Two Feathers will augment the presentation.

Women, War, and Industry has contemporary resonance given the current involvement of the U.S. Military abroad, and due to the thousands of military service men and women, veterans, and peace advocates who live here in San Diego. Furthermore, the exhibition relates to the history of the building occupied by the Museum. During World War II, many of the Museum’s objects were moved to another location to accommodate a naval hospital that was installed on-site. 

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  • Deb

    Thank you Rachel! The tour was wonderful!

    1 · November 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed the tour and the group. Thank you Rachael

    1 · November 9, 2013

  • Alexis

    Really enjoyed our docent was fabulous

    1 · November 9, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    I had a wonderful time meeting new members and catching up with returners. The tour was very interesting; always top notch at SDMA. Thanks for coming, everyone! See you again soon.

    November 9, 2013

  • Mahyar

    Great tour! Very informative. Thanks Rachel...

    1 · November 9, 2013

  • Andrea

    Great exhibit tour and nice group of people. Thanks, Rachel, for setting it up!

    1 · November 9, 2013

  • Behrouz

    That was an informative venue, Rachel; thank you!

    1 · November 9, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    If you are stuck on traffic, never fear! Our docent is giving amino-tour on modern art, then our main tour will start at 11:15. See you soon!

    November 9, 2013

    • Rachel M.

      Ugh, sorry about typos! Should be "mini-tour" :)

      November 9, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    Good morning! I'll be wearing a nametag today - please check in with me after you arrive at the museum and I'll mark you down as attended. Thanks, and see you in a few hours! :)

    November 9, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    I just sent an email to the "Yes" RSVPs with more info about tomorrow, including directions, parking, and my cell number. Please let me know if you didn't receive it, and see you soon! :)

    November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Rachel, I went to Culture and Cocktails last night and was able to see the exhibit then so cancelled for tomorrow. I think everyone will really enjoy it tomorrow.

    November 8, 2013

    • Rachel M.

      Thanks, Julie! That's great you got to go to C+C and you enjoyed the exhibit. I'll be sending out an email soon with more info for attendees.

      November 8, 2013

  • Lydia

    Rachel I decided to cancel. i'm not feeling well. Lydia velarde

    November 7, 2013

    • Rachel M.

      Get well soon, Lydia! We will miss you (and your camera).

      November 7, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    A final reminder to please keep your RSVP up to date for Saturday morning's tour — if you can't make it, please change your response now. I will be sending out an email later in the week with more info about the tour, including my contact number. I look forward to seeing you soon! :)

    November 6, 2013

  • Gwendolyn L.

    I am sorry I will be unable to attend the museum meet up. I did want to invite all of you to Ray at Night on 11/9/13 at the open for Brittney Rollin's first show. She is an emerging artist and will be at the show to discuss her work. We will be there from 6-9 - come join us to lend your support to this new artist.

    November 4, 2013

  • Andrea

    Looking forward to the show and meeting some great people!

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    I'm looking forward to seeing everyone next weekend for the SDMA tour. If your plans have changed and you can't make it, please update your RSVP now because we have several people waiting for a spot. Thanks, and see you soon! :)

    October 30, 2013

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