San Diego Museum of Art’s ‘Beyond the Banner’ hosts artists, lecturers and performers through Aug. 31

Inspired by the French beaux-arts salon, The San Diego Museum of Art transforms into a place of community and conversation every Friday evening this summer. The third annual Summer Salon Series is hosting its most impressive lineup to date, welcoming local and nationally-renowned artists, lecturers, poets, musicians and performers, who will investigate the topics of historical fictions and the dissemination of information in contemporary society.

This year’s lineup features big names and entertaining shows:

•August 3: Andrew Dinwiddie, Joe Yorty & Kelly Eginton

•August 10: Steve Lambert, Peaking Lights, and The Third Party

•August 17: Allison Cobb, Zac Montanaro, and Jamilah Abdul-Sabur

•August 24: Rina Banerjee and Gary Garay

•August 31: Salon Round-up, Mark Dzula, Joshua Tonies, Andrew Printer, and The Third Party

The program takes place every Friday night, 5-9 p.m., through Aug. 31.

The San Diego Museum of Art is located at 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego, Calif., 92101. General Information: (619) 232-7931,, Twitter: @SDMA, Facebook: