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Monday, Aug 25, 2014 - 12:55 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) TO OPEN TWO NEW EXHIBITIONS AT DOWNTOWN LOCATION ON OCTOBER 10, 2014

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will open two new exhibitions this fall featuring two distinct, singular voices. Rita McBride: Public Tilt and This is How We Walk on the Moon: Colter Jacobsen will open simultaneously at MCASD Downtown on October 10, 2014. Rita McBride’s exhibition comprises three major installation pieces that will fill the Foster, Farrell, and Strauss galleries. San Francisco-based artist Colter Jacobsen’s practice explores the workings of time and memory through intimate drawings and assemblages. 

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 - 12:51 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) PRESENTS JACK WHITTEN: FIVE DECADES OF PAINTING AT MCASD LA JOLLA ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2014

On Saturday, September 20, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting at its La Jolla location. The exhibition will remain on view through January 4, 2015.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 - 11:37 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) TO HOST 38TH ANNUAL BENEFIT FUNDRAISER, MONTE CARLO JET SET

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 Monte Carlo Jet Set, the Museum’s 38th annual benefit fundraiser, on Saturday, September 6 from 6:30 PM to 1 AM at its La Jolla location.

This beloved and highly anticipated fundraiser will take “jet setting” guests around the globe, emulating celebrations from the world’s most iconic cities and highlighting their unique offerings.

Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 - 4:53 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) PRESENTS JAMES DRAKE: ANATOMY OF DRAWING AND SPACE (BRAIN TRASH) DOWNTOWN ON JULY 10, 2014

Premier exhibition of large scale installation to fill MCASD’s downtown location

San Diego, CAOn Thursday, July 10, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash) at its downtown location. The exhibition will remain on view through September 21, 2014.

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 - 1:01 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) ANNOUNCES TREASURES OF THE TAMAYO, MEXICO CITY AT MCASD LA JOLLA ON MAY 17, 2014

Exhibition features works never before seen in San Diego from the Tamayo Museum in Mexico City

San Diego, CA--On Saturday, May 17, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present Treasures of the Tamayo, Mexico City at its La Jolla location. The exhibition will remain on view through August 31, 2014. 

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 - 12:56 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) PRESENTS TIM YOUD: THE LONG GOODBYE AT MCASD LA JOLLA ON MAY 17, 2014

Exhibition accompanied by performance by artist

San Diego, CA—On Saturday, May 17, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present Tim Youd: The Long Goodbye at its La Jolla location. The exhibition will remain on view through August 31, 2014.

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 - 12:50 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) PRESENTS EVA STRUBLE: PRODUCE AT MCASD DOWNTOWN ON APRIL 5, 2014

"Lemon Drop" by Eva Struble
Exhibition funded by The San Diego Foundation’s Creative Catalyst Fellowship

San Diego, CA—On Saturday, April 5, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present Eva Struble: Produce at its downtown location. The exhibition will remain on view through June 22, 2014.

Friday, Apr 04, 2014 - 11:35 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) COLLECTORS GROUP ACQUIRES NEW WORKS BY FIVE ARTISTS

Works Voted on at Annual Selection Dinner, Featured in Prospect 2014 at MCASD La Jolla

San Diego, CA- At the 2014 Selection Dinner on Wednesday, March 26, MCASD's upper-level Member donor groups--the International and Contemporary Collectors--voted to purchase new works by five artists for the Museum's collection:

Friday, Apr 04, 2014 - 11:26 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) ANNOUNCES THIRD 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—MCASD is launching its third annual 25 and Under Art Contest. Artists age 25 and under who live in San Diego County are invited to submit their original artwork inspired by the human eye. Images of entries must be submitted to the MCASD website by 11:59 PM on Friday, May 16. A panel of judges will select 25 finalists, whose work will be displayed at the Museum in a showcase event on Saturday, June 7 from 2-4 PM.  Visit www.mcasd.org/learn/25-and-under/2014-contest for contest details.

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