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OnView: Art and Culture Exhibitions

The Library’s exhibition program allows free access to visual art and cultural exhibitions, while promoting San Diego artists and creative community groups. For more information about library exhibitions, email us at


Featured Exhibitions

Lost in Translation: A Game of Telephone| February 4, 2023 - April 15, 2023 | More information

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OnView - Local Arts

Painting of colorful abstract shapes and flowers by artist Linh Tran. Acrylic on canvas.
Allied Gardens/Benjamin
The Garden Inside Her
Linh Tran
March 13 – April 15, 2023
Image of a drawing of three pumpkins by a first-grade student artist.
Carmel Valley
California Art Education Association of San Diego
March 27 - April 28, 2023
Painting of colorful abstract shapes by artist Terrie Logan.
Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox
Guard Your Art
Terrie Logan

March 11 – May 31, 2023 

Close-up of a painting of an owl by artist Audrey Vespe.
North Park Library
Audrey Vespe
January 17- April 11, 2023
Picture of a table set up for Persian New Years with apples, daffodils, spices, coins, and candy.
North University Community
Persian New Year
Persian Cultural Center
March 1 - March 31, 2023
Close-up of a mixed-media painting with a wrinkled white fabric background and bits of moss and air plants on top by artist Rachel Berkowitz.
Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
Rachel Berkowitz
February 1 - April 27, 2023
Two side-by-side images of outdoor scenes by artists Betty Rexford and Sue Robertson.
Rancho Bernardo Library 
The World Around Us
Betty Rexford & Sue Robertson
January 2- March 31, 2023
Photographic portrait of Liberty, and unhoused person. Photograph by Jordan Verdin.
Rancho Peñasquitos Library
Humanity Showers
Jordan Verdin
January 30 - April 1, 2023
Close-up of a painting of abstract impressionist flowers by artists from the Fang Art Studio.
Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa
Fang Art Studio
February 27 - April 27, 2023
Picture of a woman and a boy interacting with a scientific experiment.
Various Branches
Fleet on the Go
Throughout 2023
Previously OnView Exhibitons
  • SD Art PrizeSD Art Prize | September 17, 2022 - January 7, 2023
  • Echoes of AfricaEchoes of Africa | June 4, 2022 - August 20, 2022
  • Clara BreedCall to Serve: Clara E. Breed and the Japanese American Incarceration | September 18, 2021 - January 30, 2022
  • Occupy Third SpaceOccupy Thirdspace II: Plástica y palabra en TJ/SD | Ocupa Tercer Espacio II: Plástica y palabra en TJ/SD | February 19, 2022 - May 7, 2022
  • Julius ShulmanJulius Shulman: Modern San Diego | September 28 – January 19, 2020
  • Fear No ArtFear No Art: Civic Engagement, Histories, Currencies | February 15 – May 17, 2020

Explore past exhibitions at Central Library Art Gallery, including behind the scenes content and virtual tours.

All exhibitions at Central are a collaboration between the San Diego Public Library and the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.