“Painting on Tap” at the San Diego Museum of Art mixes creativity and craft beer in a relaxed, social atmosphere. Take an exclusive, after-hours tour of the Museum, then grab a beer (or other drink) and nibbles from Panama 66 and let your creativity flow as you create a work inspired by Francis Augustus Silva’s Schooner Progress Wrecked at Coney Island. Local artist Jessica Oh, will guide you through the process to create a unique work of art by the end of the evening. Bring a date or grab a few friends and experience an unforgettable night at the Museum!
All supplies (canvas, paints, brushes and apron) are provided for you. No experience is necessary. Participation is limited to ages 21+. Food and drinks are available for purchase from Panama 66 and are not included in the ticket price.
Workshop cancellation policy: Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to class time to receive a full refund or class credit to transfer into another class of the same program. After the 72-hour mark, no refunds or transfers will be given. This program is $40 for members, and $50 for nonmembers.
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008 is the first major museum exhibition to explore the lure of this legendary playground through the lens of art. Composed of more than 100 objects, both celebrated icons of American art and rarely seen works, this exhibition will include paintings, drawings, prints, posters and assorted artifacts. From its beginnings as a watering hole for the wealthy to its transformation into an entertainment mecca for the masses, Coney Island has been viewed as a microcosm of the American experience by an extraordinary array of artists, including John Henry Twachtman, William Merritt Chase, Reginald Marsh, Walker Evans and Red Grooms. In addition to the work of these artists, sound recordings and film clips will bring to life the excitement of Coney Island, which occupies not only a strip of sand in Brooklyn but also a singular place in the American imagination. This exhibition is accompanied by several related events including Art After Hours when the Museum will be open on Friday evenings until 8:00 p.m., July 17 through September 11.
The San Diego Museum of Art, the region’s oldest, largest and most visited art museum, provides a rich and diverse cultural experience for almost 250,000 visitors annually. Located in the heart of beautiful Balboa Park, the Museum’s nationally renowned permanent collection includes Spanish and Italian old masters, South Asian paintings, and 19th- and 20th-century American paintings and sculptures. In addition, the Museum regularly features major exhibitions from around the world, as well as an extensive year-round schedule of supporting cultural and educational programs for children and adults. Exhibition text is always in English and Spanish. The Museum’s research library offers access to an extensive collection of art history publications.
More than 75 full-time and part-time employees ensure the smooth operation of the Museum, guided by the leadership of a 37-member Board of Trustees. The Museum is supported by its Board, Members, donors, foundations, corporations, support organizations, countless volunteers, and our visitors. Additional financial support is provided by the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program and the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.