cross a colorful bridge to begin your museum experience.

Strokes of color draw visitors across the Museum bridge in artist Panca’s 48-foot-long mural SMILE. Playful eyes and hearts (or are they noses?) are scattered through these lines of color, creating the impression of deconstructed, curious faces.

Who Made This?

1986, Chula Vista, California
lives in
Tijuana, Mexico

Panca transforms the urban environment with murals featuring an ever-evolving host of characters. A core part of the vibrant Tijuana-San Diego border art scene for many years, Panca is now bringing her distinct visual style to murals in San Diego, most recently a four-story tall piece at the arts space Bread and Salt.

5 North Reduced Lanes Due to Construction this Weekend

Northbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane through downtown San Diego from Friday 9/29 to Monday 10/2. Motorists are encouraged to use the Northbound 15. We are also accessible via the Trolley Green Line at the Convention Center stop.

Please plan accordingly!