On Thursday, November 7, The San Diego Museum of Art will keep its doors open late for one of their Culture & Cocktails events. The USO-themed evening is inspired by its new exhibition, Women, War, and Industry. The show, which opened on October 19, will run through February 18, 2014.
I had the chance to tour Women, War, and Industry when I attended the Museum's Educators' Fall Preview a few weeks ago. The exhibition is primarily a mix of vintage promotional posters and photographs, with a few special touches thrown in. There is a pair of nursing uniforms from the Red Cross. And listening stations are peppered throughout the space, which allow guests to listen to popular songs from the time. Hands-down, my favorite piece was Iana Quesnell's Burial Flag. That piece alone makes the trip to the Museum worthwhile.
Tickets to Culture & Cocktails: Women, War, and Industry are $20 for the general public and free for museum members.