A misunderstanding over art in Balboa Park?

August 3, 2009 – 7:17 am

An interesting “misunderstanding” between the City of San Diego and the San Diego Museum of Artin Balboa Park.

When the San Diego Museum of Art installed an Alexander Calder sculpture near its entrance in June, officials were thrilled to have the city’s only major piece by the American modernist so front and center.

Plus, the sculpture ties in nicely with the museum’s upcoming exhibit of Calder’s jewelry.

But museum officials forgot one detail: getting approval from the city.

The park’s Prado area is a nationally registered historic landmark. Most physical changes must meet U.S. Department of Interior standards for landmarks, though the rules are looser for temporary items….

Click here to read the rest of this article in the San Diego Union-Tribune by Jeanette Steele.

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