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Art Research Guide

San Diego/Southern California Museums and Galleries 

San Diego Museum of ArtThe best way to experience art is in-person.  These sites are often good starting points for identifying and analyzing specific works of art prior to an in-person visit.

The Mesa Library has a number of books about the collections of art in area museums. To find these books, do a subject keyword search using the name of the museum (e.g. Getty, Timken). Local public libraries are also excellent sources of information.

Below, you will find helpful websites for art galleries and museums in Southern California and specifically San Diego: 

Make sure to check out the

San Diego Mesa College ART GAllery‚Äč

San Diego/Southern California Art Galleries

San Diego/Southern California Museums