Lux Art Institute is redefining the museum experience to make contemporary art more accessible and personally meaningful. At Lux, you don’t just see finished works of art; you see the artistic process firsthand, observing internationally recognized artists in a working studio environment.
Lux Art Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Our galleries are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19.
The Linda Formo Brandes Gallery in the Education Pavilion is currently viewable from the parking lot and is open 24 hours a day.
Monday - Friday: 9:00am–5:00pm
Please join us for Artist-in-Residence Cammie Staros' Livestream Studio Series on July 17th. Experience a unique opportunity as Cammie discusses her background and artistic process and unveils her residency work.
-7:00pm to 8pm- Artist Talk
Inspired by Greco-Roman artifacts, Cammie Staros hand builds ceramic vessels and mixes them with industrial materials. Staros takes the art historical trope of vessels as bodies and storytellers into the contemporary by anthropomorphizing the objects and altering their expected stature. They are audacious, lounging, peeking through the blinds, and defying the expectations of ceramics. By disregarding the function of antique pottery, Staros is also questioning their traditional narrative mythologies surrounding gender roles, desire, and violence. Staros was born in Nashville, TN, and received her M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA and her B.A. in Art and Semiotics from Brown University. Staros has exhibited at Shulamit Nazarian Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; Ghebaly Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA; Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA; and Galerie Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, France.MORE >
Join us for this Livestream event where storytelling and art making come together to explore the topics addressed by Artist-in-Residence Cammie Staros.
Listen to stories by guest participants from Storytellers of San Diego as they interpret the work of our current resident artists.
This program is in partnership with the Storytellers of San Diego and is geared towards an adult audience.
-7:00pm- Stories begin
Get a sneak peek into Lux’s upcoming 14th Season of Artist Residencies, entitled A New Territory. Join us before our new season commences to discover how Lux’s curatorial team selects the resident artists and prepares for the year of exhibitions; from determining the thematic direction, to contracting and collaborating with our artists, and everything in between. We can’t wait to see you as Lux’s Executive Director, Andrew Utt, takes us all on a journey behind the scenes at Lux!
This free event will be hosted through Zoom and streamed on Facebook Live.MORE >
When you donate to Lux, you create: art by internationally recognized artists and local elementary students; conversations about art; connections with local artists and the art community; a commitment to San Diego arts for everyone. Donate to Lux and watch creativity unfold. . . More >
Make your special event even more special by holding it in the Lux Education Pavilion and Garden, the Artist Pavilion or both! We customize the space for your needs so whether you are planning a major fundraiser, birthday party or corporate event...More >