Photo by Sam Hodgson

After seeing the awesome Charles Reiffel exhibition, “Charles Reiffel: An American Post-Impressionist,” at The San Diego Museum of Art, Oceanside Museum of Art director Daniel Foster had one question: “What’s going on now in the San Diego arts community with the interpretation of landscape?”

I like the way you think, Foster.

He brought San Diego History Center’s director, Charlotte Cagan, into the discussion, and together they enlisted Bram Dijkstra, curator of SDMA’s Reiffel exhibit. With those three brains set to “discover local landscape art” mode, the question posed by Foster was answered.

The result is “Nature Improved: San Diego Artists Interpret Our Landscape,” the very first collaborative exhibition between the San Diego History Center and Oceanside Museum of Art.

“Landscape is one of the critical, reoccurring subject matters in art history,” Foster tells the U-T. “And obviously, this is something that excites our curatorial department — to take something like landscape and

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