Since I was limited to public transportation, it became a challenge to see how much I could in less than one day. I began at the train station, the Santa Fe Depot, which opened on March 8, 1915, to accommodate visitors to the Panama-California Exposition.
I began by heading north to Balboa Park, the site of the 1915 exposition, where many of the remaining buildings are now homes to a host of museums and institutions, and a fun place to visit. Among them, is the San Diego Museum of Art.
|Portrait of a Lady by Marie-Guillemine Benoist, c 1899|
|Cordelia Crying Out for Help by Angelica Kauffmann, c1882-83|
|Four Spaces with a Broken Cross by Sophie Henriette Taeuber-Arp, 1932|
|Still-life with Porcelain Dog by Gabriele Münter, 1911|
|Young Girl in front of a Window by Suzanne Valadon, 1930|
|Wooden Doll by Gabriele Münter, 1909|
|Barn with Snow by Georgia O'Keeffe, 1934|
|Composition by Irene Rice Pereira, c 1965|
|Artichokes by Alice Ellen Kauber, c 1933|
|Echo Startled by Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington, c1937|
|Rookwood Vase (with floral design) by Katherine Van Horne (Duell), c1907-12.|
|Simone in a Blue Bonnet (No. 1) by Mary Cassatt, c 1903|
|Untitled by Janet Sobel, c1946-48|
|Portrait of Mildred Myers Oldden by Alice Neel, ca 1937|
|The Young Mother by Bessie Potter Vonnoh, c 1918-20|
|Portrait of Mrs. William Crane by Sarah Miriam Peale, c 1840|
|Night Presence II by Louise Nevelson, 1976|
|Figure for Landscape by Barbara Hepworth, 1960|
CLICK HERE to see the men. There are some good ones.
In addition, they were having the Abstract Revolution, highlighting the work of Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, and Deborah Remington as well as the work of contemporary artist Mary Heilmann. Photos were not permitted.
Then it was up to UCSD in La Jolla:
|Sun God by Niki de Saint Phalle, 1983|
|Nikigator by Niki de Saint Phalle, 2001|
|Serpent Tree by Niki de Saint Phalle|
|Pacific Soul by Jaume Plensa, 2017|
With so few buses, I actually walked back to the airport. Plenty tired for my flight home.