Lux Art Institute is redefining the museum experience to make 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.
Thursday and Friday: 1:00pm–5:00pm
Monday through Friday: 9:00am–5:00pm
Be the first to see the work of Jorge Pardo and meet the artist at the members-only opening reception. This event is free exclusively for Lux members. Please use the link to RSVP for the event, or, for new members, to process membership and confirm your attendance. Lux relies on annual membership to support its innovative residency program, exhibitions, and educational programming.
Other event highlights to enjoy:
-Mingling in the Artist Pavilion w/ music & entertainment
-Light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres
-New items in the Lux store (Members receive 10% discount)
MacArthur Fellow and highly acclaimed artist Jorge Pardo will lead an art discussion in the garden to close out our last artist residency of the season. Art, music, drinks and entertainment will make for a fun evening in the garden.
-See Resident Artist Jorge Pardo's work from 5-6p
-Mingle in the Education Pavilion(music & entertainment) from 6-7p
-Listen and engage with Jorge Pardo during his discussion in the garden 7-8p
-Art Lounge(art activity, music, and drinks) 8-9p
About the Artist:
Using a broad palette of vibrant colors, Jorge Pardo's alluring work examines the intersection of contemporary painting, design, sculpture, and architecture. Working on minuscule and monumental scales, Pardo treats entire public spaces as blank canvases looking to be transformed. Tecoh is his most ambitious project to date, nestled in the northern Yucatan jungle, where Pardo combined Mayan ruins and modern design creating a sprawling series of buildings, pools, and gardens that question the distinction between fine art and architecture.
Join us for 6 weeks of fun including friendly team competitions and weekly themes to challenge and build your artist's creativity. Students will spend a week learning about contemporary art while making new friends and viewing their incredible art professionally displayed during the Summer Art Camp exhibition.
9:00AM-2:00PM each day with extended day options available.
COST | $275 Family Membership+| $350 guests per week
Week 1: (June 26th- 30th): Time Machine
Students will reimagine historical styles to create new contemporary versions of the past. From primitivism to modernity, a wide variety of approaches will be sampled from throughout the human continuum.
Week 2: (July 10th - 14th): Cultural Studio
If your student has ever wondered what it is like to live in another country, they are in for a treat! Students will study and produce traditional arts and crafts that shape the lives of people living outside of the United States.
Week 3: (July 17th-21st): Do-it-Yourself
Students will engage in methods of building, modifying and transforming everyday objects into unique, craftsman-like constructs without the direct aid of an expert or professional. Students will learn how to improvise in making things for themselves from cost-efficient materials.
Week 4: (July 24th-28th) : Good Earth
Students will reacquaint themselves with left-over materials such as plastic, paper, styrofoam and other found ephemera to create artwork that cultivates resourceful thinking and a caring attitude towards natural resources.
Week 5: (July 31st - August 4th): 20th Century
As a period of enormous change, the 20th century will serve as a conduit for producing a wide variety of artwork inspired by the most influential developments in visual arts. Projects will take inspiration from street art, found objects, installation, crafts, printed media and fashion.
Week 6: (August 7th - 11th): Building Design
Architecture tells the story of how people have lived for thousands of years. Structures such as tents, skyscrapers, pyramids, windows, highways and floors will serve as the foundation for a variety of craft projects.
Add on extended art-making opportunities:
Daily 8:30-9am | $5 members |$10 guests/day
Daily 2-3pm | $10 members |$20guests/day
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 >
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