Anyone with an Instagram account has surely been bombarded with breathtaking images of the new Central Library. In the week of its opening, I saw a minimum of 10 images daily. The building is so spectacular, however, that I couldn’t get annoyed at the surge of #libraryporn pics on my feed – a feat only accomplished by adorable kitten pictures.
For those who haven’t gone down to check out a book or simply marvel at the building, San Diego Magazine has a piece on the specially commissioned art work found within the library. A section of the ninth floor, in fact, serves as an art gallery.
There are eight local artists featured in the library, including Gail Roberts, Philipp Scholz Rittermann, Suda House and Jeff Irwin.
The inaugural exhibition in the gallery, Renewed: A Short Story About the San Diego Public Library’s Visual Arts Program, is on view through March 29. It was organized by Kathryn Kanjo, Chief Curator at MCASD.
As the article author, Robert L. Pincus, advises in this piece, make sure to explore every floor and space of the new Central Library. Many art works can be found. Bonus: The space is a work of art in itself.
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