San Diego International Airport’s (SAN) Arts Program has completed the installation of its latest temporary exhibition A Necessary Departure, located throughout Terminal 2 pre-and-post security.
A Necessary Departure is a collection of works from 17 local artists and organizations that examines personal transformations and how our community has remade itself after the pandemic. Pieces speak to themes that developed out of this unique period in history, through the lens of San Diegans who experienced it in their own ways.
“Through this exhibition, we can reflect on the journey of the past several years, and how our community continues to transform itself after the pandemic,” said Kim Becker, CEO and President of San Diego International Airport. “We are proud to provide this platform for local artists and arts organizations to showcase their work to the traveling public.”
Types of artworks in the exhibition include sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics, site-specific installation, and more. All exhibition pieces will remain on display through 2023.
Each year, the Arts Program identifies an exhibition theme relevant to San Diego and the Airport and invites interested exhibitors to submit proposals related to that topic. Exhibitors are selected based on their creativity, unique use of media, and relevance to the proposed theme.
For more information about A Necessary Departure, SAN’s temporary exhibition program, and other Arts Program initiatives, please visit arts.san.org.
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Owned and operated by San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Airport Authority), San Diego International Airport (SAN) is one of the busiest single-runway commercial service airports in the world and the third-busiest airport in California. SAN contributes nearly $12 billion in economic activity for the region by connecting the world to San Diego and San Diego to the world. In November 2021, the Airport Authority began construction on the New T1 which includes the replacement of the current Terminal 1, improvements to the airfield, improved transportation connectivity to the airport, and a new administration building. The New T1 program’s total project budget is $3.4 billion and is estimated to create between 15,000 to 20,000 construction-related jobs. For more information about the New T1 please visit newt1.com. For more information about SAN please visit san.org.