renew hope through art

We are thrilled to introduce our newest artist commission by Tijuana-based artist Panca (aka Paola Villaseñor), slated to open later this year.*  Panca’s installation El Más Allá will transport visitors to a world that, like the English translation of the title, is  beyond what we currently know.  A colorful, immersive environment with 20-foot murals of imaginary characters, pod structures and a monumental slide, El Más Allá will provide unique ways for us to connect with each other and reNEW Hope through art. Learn more about El Más Allá here.

Your donation to bring El Más Allá to life will be matched by a grant from The Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS).

Give, renew or upgrade your gift to enjoy all of the wonderful benefits listed below. Click “donate” below or contact Lilli-Mari Andresen, Director of Individual Giving, at 619 795 1203 or

*Pending state and local guidelines for the Museum’s safe reopening date.



• Early Bird Special! Donate by August 24 to receive multi-year name recognition on signage at the installation


The above, plus:
• Multi-year name recognition in the Museum and on our website
• Additional recognition as a reNEWing Hope Champion
• Invitation to Members’ Preview (when scheduled)
• Invitation to the Artist’s Opening + Reception (when scheduled)

Rain House Circle

The above, plus:
• Enhanced multi-year name recognition on signage at installation
• Inclusion on Museum’s annual Donor Wall on Main Level
• Inclusion in our Rain House Circle donor program with added benefits such as family membership, private tours and more. Click here to view Rain House Circle donor benefits.


The above, plus:
• Invitation to a behind-the-scenes preview with the artist


The above, plus:
• Acknowledgement in the Annual Report
• Complimentary copy of Museum Catalog
• Complimentary parking in the Museum garage (during the Museum’s hours of operations; based on availability and 24-hour prior notice)
• Complimentary private play time for your family or sponsorship of private play time for front line responders, military or pARTners in Creativity families (contact Lilli-Mari Andresen for info on group sizes and scheduling)


The above, plus:
• Special acknowledgement at the installation and on press release
• Limited edition artwork by Panca (contact Lilli-Mari Andresen for more details on this exclusive gift)

The above benefits are in addition to the corresponding donor level benefits listed here when making a donation.