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Monday, Jun 13, 2016 - 9:59 am

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO TO LAUNCH FOURTH ANNUAL SHORE THING SERIES

Free weekly event welcomes guests to seaside museum

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is bringing back its popular summertime event series, Shore Thing, held every Thursday evening this summer at the Museum’s seaside La Jolla location. Guests are invited to enjoy free Museum admission, exhibition tours, picnicking, beer, wine, music, and more. Shore Thing kicks off June 16 and will take place from 5-8 PM every Thursday evening through September 1.

Monday, Jun 13, 2016 - 9:48 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO TO SHOWCASE BINATIONAL EXHIBITION OF TEEN ARTWORK

Culminating exhibition showcases year-long project with Museo Tamayo in Mexico City as part of international Museums Connect project

San Diego, CAThe Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is proud to present FOCUS: Binational Showcase featuring multimedia artworks by 22 teens in San Diego and Mexico City that explore the impact of violence in both cultures. The exhibition will be on view from Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the Museum’s downtown location. A public reception will be held from 2-5 PM on Saturday, June 18 to celebrate the teens’ work.

Monday, Jun 13, 2016 - 9:45 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) COLLECTORS GROUP ACQUIRES NEW WORKS FOR MUSEUM’S COLLECTION

Works featured in Prospect 2016 exhibition at MCASD La Jolla and voted on at Annual Selection Dinner

San Diego, CA—At the 2015 Selection Dinner on Wednesday, June 8, MCASD’s International Collectors and Contemporary Collectors voted to purchase new works by four artists for the Museum's Permanent Collection:

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 12:57 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO ANNOUNCES SPRING AND SUMMER PROGRAMS

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present a variety of public programs this spring and summer designed to engage, educate, and inspire.

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 12:52 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) TO HOST 40TH ANNUAL BENEFIT, MONTE CARLO: BOLLYWOOD

Funds raised will provide vital support for MCASD’s exhibitions and education programs

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present its 40th annual benefit, Monte Carlo: Bollywood, from 6:30 PM to 1 AM on Saturday, September 10, at its La Jolla location.

Monte Carlo is an annual San Diego tradition and one of the most popular social events in the region. Serving as MCASD’s primary fundraiser, the event has raised almost $5 million in the last 15 years for MCASD’s exhibitions and education programs. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:31 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO APPOINTS KATHRYN KANJO AS THE DAVID C. COPLEY DIRECTOR AND CEO; PAUL JACOBS TO SERVE AS BOARD PRESIDENT

San Diego, CA—The Museumof Contemporary Art San Diego’s (MCASD) Board of Trustees voted today to appoint Kathryn Kanjo as The David C. Copley Director and CEO, effective October 18, 2016, the Museum’s 75th anniversary. The Board also voted to install Dr. Paul Jacobs as the next Board President, succeeding current President Matthew Strauss. Jacobs is the Executive Chairman and former CEO of QUALCOMM, Inc.

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2016 - 10:19 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO TO HOST ART AUCTION 2016 ON MAY 18 IN LA JOLLA

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will host the 10th biennial Art Auction at its La Jolla location at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, May 18. This year’s growing list of carefully selected artworks have been donated from artists and galleries both locally and internationally. This biennial event is the Museum’s largest fundraiser, providing vital support for educational programs, exhibitions, and art acquisitions.

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 - 11:22 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO ANNOUNCES FIFTH ANNUAL “25 AND UNDER ART CONTEST”

Winner will receive $500 to Blick Art Materials and a private, curator-led tour of the exhibition of their choice

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is pleased to launch its fifth annual art competition for younger artists. The anticipated “25 and Under Art Contest” celebrates the Museum’s ongoing commitment to young audiences. Since 2007, a grant from Qualcomm Foundation has provided year-round free admission for all visitors ages 25 and under with the aim of making MCASD open and accessible to all of the creative minds of our future. To date, the program has served more than 100,000 visitors age 25 and younger, free of charge.

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 - 3:00 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) TO HOST 3rd ANNUAL THE SPRING THING BENEFIT

Young patron’s fundraiser will provide vital support for MCASD’s exhibitions and education programs

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and Members of Avant Garde, the Museum’s group of art enthusiasts and creative young professionals, will present The Spring Thing: Modern Mutiny on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 1 AM at its downtown location at 1100 Kettner Blvd.

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 - 12:34 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) AND THE SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART TO PRESENT 16TH ANNUAL AXLINE LECTURE FEATURING ARTIST SEBASTIÃO SALGADO

Long-standing collaboration brings internationally acclaimed artist to San Diego

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and The San Diego Museum of Art will present internationally renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado as the featured speaker for the 16th annual Axline Lecture on Thursday, February 25, at 7 PM at The San Diego Museum of Art. This lecture coincides with an exhibition of works by Salgado from the collections of MCASD, The San Diego Museum of Art, and the Museum of Photographic Arts. The exhibition will be on view at The San Diego Museum of Art from February 20 through May 17, 2016.

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