Visions Art Museum

Visions Art Museum, San Diego: Hours, Address, Visions Art Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Visions Art Museum
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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steve and karen
Maine29 contributions
small, but good quality
Mar 2020
although the museum was small, the quality of fabric art quilts was very good and the staff was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. If I was to offer a suggestion, they might consider having slightly fewer pieces so more artists might exhibitt
Written March 3, 2020
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GlobalGypsy_13
San Diego, CA2,687 contributions
Expanded and Alive
Nov 2019
Although the space at Liberty Station has remained the same, Visions Art Museum now has an more active outreach program. In addition to recently instituting free admission (donation box at exhibit entry), they have more textile classes, regular demonstrations, such as painting on silk, and an expanded gift shop with more vendors. Keep it UP!
Written November 10, 2019
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LodiWineBob
Oceanside, CA435 contributions
Amazing what can be done with needle, thread and fabric
Jun 2019 • Couples
Must see. Rotating fabric art exhibitions feature some of the best fabric arts (mostly quilts) from throughout the United States and the world. On site experts are available to answer any questions.

Associated gift shop has the perfect gift so while waiting for a flight at nearby San Diego International, shop here.

Plenty of parking and nearby restaurants and bistros are top notch.
Written June 11, 2019
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Sheila B
San Diego, CA11 contributions
Fabric and textile museum
Mar 2019 • Solo
Such an amazing venue for a type of museum that is uncommon. People are excited to see the different exhibits that are created by the limitless imaginations of these artists.
Written March 3, 2019
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AnnaLapid
San Mateo, California, United States225 contributions
A Must-Visit if you're a quilter
Dec 2016 • Solo
I'm a modern quilter, so my sewing is functional rather than artistic. However, I'm glad to have viewed the art quilts at this tiny museum. It's a pity that one is not allowed to take a picture, but I get it--they want you to purchase the exhibit catalog and not pilfer the intellectual property of the artists exhibited. My favorite art quilts (and I'm sorry I didn't at least record the names of the quilt artists) were one of watercolor pencils and "Urban Cathedral" by Hope Wilmarth. And I was really impressed by one with a gazillion beads and buttons. But my study of all the quilt stitching on these quilts was really inspirational despite not being an art quilter.
Written December 27, 2016
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GlobalGypsy_13
San Diego, CA2,687 contributions
Textiles Dazzle
Sep 2016 • Couples
This small three room museum packs a big bunch of color and texture. This warm heart of Liberty Station hosts an open house with docents on every First Friday Art Walk (5 - 9 p.m.) when most museums and galleries are open, free, and offer snacks. Visions usually has a new textile show every 2 months as well as workshops for needle crafters. Their museum shop is well stocked with books, baskets and fabric art, such as jewelry, scarves, small textile hangings.
Written September 12, 2016
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Klaboda
San Diego18 contributions
A Must See When in San Diego
Nov 2015
Visons Art Museum always has some great fiber exhibits. Plan on visiting when in town. The first Friday night all the museums in the Liberty Station area are free.
Written November 15, 2015
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Heather S
Los Angeles, CA36 contributions
Don't miss this place if you have any appreciation for art quilts!
Aug 2015 • Solo
I first stumbled into this place when I was exploring the "artsy" side of Liberty Station. There's a nearby Watercolor museum which is very nice too. Anyway, don't be daunted by the name "museum" or the perhaps confusing name, "Visions". I can see how people might not know what they're getting into walking in there, but the full name of the place includes: "contemporary quilts and textiles". So anyway, this is a very small museum. Not one of those places that it takes you 3 hours to get through. I think it's very easy to walk through their galleries in only about a half hour. While it's possible that they have a permanent collection, all I recollect seeing is their various temporary exhibits, which change about 4 times per year. These are exhibits of various art quilts. Currently their largest room is showing off quilts from a few different personal collections. I'd guess it's about 50 quilts at the most. A smaller room contains maybe 10 works by one artist, and the last space, which is just a wall outside the paid exhibit space, currently has perhaps another 10 quilts all on the theme of Balboa Park (in honor of their centennial). The quilts in the various spaces range in size from just a few inches to a few feet. Another thing I love about viewing the quilts is that they also always range in styles as well, from very representational to very abstract, and the methods of quilting vary too. There's something about fabric art that I find I am always able to appreciate, no matter the style. I can't say the same for other artistic mediums. It's currently only $7 to view the galleries, and it's completely worth going in even just to visit their store. They have books and some art quilts and things like scarves, jewelry, quilted bags, etc. for sale. In the store area, you can even admire the one gallery wall that is outside the paid area, and my favorite area, the member challenge area. A few times a year, the museum challenges its artist members to create small, generally roughly 1'x1' art quilts along a theme. There are usually at least 20 artists participating. It is great fun to see all the different directions the artists go with a theme like "At the Beach" which is their current exhibit. Even better, these little quilts are all priced at $250 or less, unlike the quilts in the galleries, which if they were for sale, would be thousands of dollars. The sales of member challenge quilts are a fundraiser for the museum, so half the price of the quilt goes to the museum, and half to the artist. I only visit San Diego a couple times a year, so knowing that the museum exhibits change a few times a year, I make it a point to always stop in and see the completely new exhibits- which is something else rather unlike a traditional museum. Once you've seen their permanent exhibits, the only reason to keep coming back is for changes in their temporary exhibits. Well, as I said, it seems like all 3 of the galleries here are temporary, and change, so it's worth going a few times per year.
Written August 12, 2015
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Tumblinsun
San Diego, CA127 contributions
Small, but take your time with these gems
May 2015 • Couples
This is both a gallery and a shop for artists working in textiles. Stop and take in each piece while ignoring what's around it. The gallery has wonderful art but they are put so close together that you miss out if you just wander and scan the pieces. Take the time to pay attention to the small gems of artworks. One section has massive art works for judging as well. The people working there have all the background stories if you allow yourself the time to relax and listen. I have had so many compliments on the small pieces I have bought to support these hobby artists. But sometimes it's just fun to appreciate the creativity and slow your day down. It's near tons at great restaurants, so this Liberty Station stop can make a great destination - and it's by the SD Watercolor Society gallery, and the American Diversity galleries, so you have a whole day of interesting destinations when you visit.
Written June 7, 2015
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deb m
Canon City, CO6 contributions
Fantastic art quilts!
Mar 2015 • Solo
Visited the Visions museum yesterday. Saw the Expressions in Equality exhibit. The docent was terrific and gave me a wonderful tour, very informative. This exhibit is there until April 4, 2015. Has to be seen to be fully appreciated...and these quilts will not tour. So if you get a chance....
Written March 6, 2015
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