Attractions

Attractions

ABA isn't all business. OK, we're mostly business but we like to have fun too. Here's a list of local attractions we support.

New Americas Museum 
The New Americans Museum strives to promote understanding and interaction between newcomers and native-born Americans while helping our newest citizens connect with and prosper in their new homeland.

The New Americans Museum is a non profit 501c3. The Museum’s new home at the NTC Promenade, Liberty Station, is located at the historic Naval Training Center, placing us in the center of San Diego’s flagship destination for arts, culture, science and technology.

 

Asian Pacific Historic Collaborative
The Asian Pacific Historic Collaborative promotes and enhances San Diego, California's Asian Pacific Thematic Historic District, established by City Council proclamation on October 13, 1987. The eight blocks of the District encompass eighteen sites of historic association with San Diego's early Chinese, Filipino, Hawaiian, and Japanese communities.

Contact Information: Arnold Marquez, 619-804-8424


San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to collect, preserve and share the Chinese American experience and Chinese history, culture and art to educate the community and visitors. The museum was founded in 1996, by the San Diego Chinese Historical Society under the leadership of its first three presidents: Sally Wong, Tom Hom, and Dr. Alexander Chuang. Charles Tyson donated the museum's current building, originally a Chinese mission located at 645 First Avenue, and in 1991, the City of San Diego graciously provided a piece of land in the original Chinatown area where the museum now resides.

Contact Information: 404 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101, Phone: (619) 338-9888, Fax: (619) 338-9889,E-mail: info@sdchm.org


Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego
The mission of the Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego is to create a Japanese-style garden dedicated to the well-being of all people which provides educational programs that encourage understanding of the Japanese heritage among people of diverse ethnic backgrounds and cultures.

The Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego has roots in the 1915 World Exposition. After the Exposition, strong community interest kept the Japanese Tea Pavilion open for thirty years within Balboa Park, San Diego's Culture Center. With the development of San Diego's Sister City relationship with Yokohama in 1950, forty years of gift exchanges followed, kindling feelings of shared ideals represented by the Japanese Garden.

Contact Information: 2215 Pan American Road, San Diego, CA 92101, Phone: (619) 232-2721, Fax: (619) 232-0917, E-mail: jfgsd@niwa.org


Mingei International Museum
The Mingei International Museum is located in Balboa Park, the nation's largest urban cultural park. Located in the heart of the park on the Plaza de Panama, the Museum has six spacious galleries featuring dynamic, changing exhibitions of folk art, craft and design. The Museum also houses a multi-media education center, a theater, visitor kiosks for collection overview, an Art Reference Library and The Collectors' Gallery, Mingei International's popular museum store.

Contact Information: 1439 El Prado (on the Plaza de Panaman), San Diego CA 92101, Phone: 619-239-0003, Fax: 619-239-0605, Tours: 619-239-0003 ext. 107.

Gallery La Mesa
Gallery La Mesa’s next exhibition in its ongoing series of local artists will be the art of Fujiko Isomura, on display from May 23 to July 3. The spring showing is Isomura’s first solo exhibition in California, and will feature her signature art style that blends traditional Japanese painting techniques and images with unexpected, bold American pop culture icons.

“My art is my self portrait,” Isomura said. “In my work I bring together old and new icons and images from American and Japanese culture. These combinations of images represent…my personal thoughts about the world I am experiencing.”

The Isomura exhibition is the fourth in a year-round series hosted by Gallery La Mesa, located inside Rick’s Custom Framing.

Contact Information: Rick's Custom Framing, 8808 La Mesa Boulevard La Mesa, CA 91941, Phone: 619-462-5760

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