The San Diego Museum of Arts’ collections are all encompassing, with objects from across the globe, and ranging in date from 5,000 B.C. to the present. Perhaps best known for its Spanish old master paintings, the museum holds a broad collection of European, American, Latin American, and Asian Art. The European collection holds strong groups of paintings ranging from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, to the eighteenth century, to Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Recently, the museum has made significant acquisitions of Contemporary art and photography, and of art from Africa, Oceania, and the indigenous peoples of the Americas; areas not traditionally collected by the museum.

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