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.

Little Learners: Little Musicians

Registration for our upcoming series, Little Artists, is open! Join us April 15, 22 + 29 and May 6, 13 + 20 for creative mornings led by artist and educator Kristina “Miss Piggy” Mananquil. Click here to register.