February 12, 2016
At the heart of San Diego’s Balboa Park stands the Plaza de Panama, which recently received seven restored sculptures for public display. The space that the art now occupies was once a parking lot.
Through a crowdfunding campaign called #FreetheArt, the San Diego Museum of Art raised $250,000 and partnered with the City of San Diego to bring these sculptures out of storage and share them for free with the public.
“Art of the Open Air” features sculptures by renowned artists like Joan Miro, Tony Rosenthal, and Auguste Rodin, to name a few. San Diego Councilman Todd Gloria said, “Plaza de Panama has evolved into a wonderful public space and serves as the perfect stage to connect park patrons to the artwork in the museums.”