In compliance with Monday's San Diego County public health order requiring San Diego museums to close all indoor operations for the next three weeks
due to the recent rise of COVID-19 cases, we will have to postpone our reopening, which was scheduled for Tuesday, July 7.
Our scheduled online art classes will continue as planned.
from the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
Athenaeum’s School of the Arts
Athenaeum Art Center
In compliance with Monday's San Diego County public health order requiring San Diego museums to close all indoor operations for the next three weeks due to the recent rise of COVID-19 cases, we will have to postpone our reopening, which was scheduled for Tuesday, July 7.
We will continue with the curbside service and will have an online Juried Exhibition starting July 18 (details below).
Our scheduled online art classes will continue as planned (see the list of upcoming classes below).
The Athenaeum's 29th Annual Juried Exhibition will be held online this year. One of the most prestigious juried shows in the San Diego/Tijuana region, selected artists will have their work exhibited in our online gallery and receive excellent exposure.
Artists will be notified of jurying results via email after July 8, 2020. Please, no calls. CLICK HERE for more info.
School of the Arts:
The summer schedule of art classes is now on sale! We now offer online art classes via zoom video conferencing. We are pleased to share that all of the online spring art classes have been very successful. We want to thank our faculty who adapted very quickly to accommodate this shift to online learning and continue to provide enriching experiences and community building. Please check the art class schedule here: ljathenaeum.org/art-class-calendar.
We have cancelled or postponed all JULY events. We are working on the new schedule and will keep you informed. Ticketed reservations will automatically be transferred to the new dates, and ticket holders will be contacted with additional information. All ticketholders will be contacted via email or a telephone call with additional information.
Library materials that are due can be returned after we reopen without a fine. We have started “curbside pickup” for items from the library. If that is something you might be interested in, please send an email to librarian Kathi Bower Peterson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Assistant Librarian Carol Buckley (email@example.com) and ask for your favorite item, and they will have it ready for you on a certain day in front of the library.
Membership and General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Inquiries: email@example.com
Box Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
School of the Arts: email@example.com
It is best to reach us via email; however, phone messages will also be checked daily. We will post updates on our website, ljathenaeum.org, and will continue to send updates via email and eblasts. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you very much for your understanding and support.
All scheduled events for July have been affected. For future events, please keep checking our website for updates.
6/28, 7/5, 7/12 & 7/19: Summer Festival with Gustavo Romero—postponed
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, located in the heart of La Jolla, in San Diego County, is one of only 16 nonprofit membership libraries in the United States. Founded in 1899, the Athenaeum provides library resources in music and the arts and presents over 200 programs and cultural events annually. This rare cultural institution offers a depth and accessibility of resources and programs found nowhere else in the region. The library, devoted exclusively to music and art, has an outstanding and ever-expanding collection of books, periodicals, reference material, compact discs, DVDs, sheet music, and librettos, as well as one of the most significant collections of artists' books in Southern California. The Athenaeum also presents an eclectic, year-round schedule of art exhibitions, concerts (classical, jazz, acoustics, and new music), lectures, studio art classes through its School of the Arts, tours, and special events.
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Becoming a member is the best way to enjoy everything that the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library—San Diego's only membership library—has to offer. For only $40 a year for an individual membership (and $50 for a family membership), the benefits are many.
There are few libraries in America as unusual as the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library."
—San Diego Union-Tribune