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Monday, Jul 31, 2017 - 8:00 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO PRESENTS MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT

San Diego, CA— The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), in collaboration with the Museo Jumex in Mexico City and the Museo de Arte de Lima, presents Memories of Underdevelopment as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA from September 17, 2017 through January 21, 2018. The ambitious exhibition gathers approximately 400 objects from more than 50 artists working in eight countries throughout Latin America.

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 - 8:00 am

GETTY INITIATIVE BRINGS RICH COLLABORATIONS TO SIX SAN DIEGO MUSEUMS THIS FALL

More than 70 institutions throughout Southern California set to participate in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

San Diego, CA—Several San Diego institutions will host exciting exhibitions and collaborations this fall thanks to the Getty-led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California.

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 - 9:59 am

POP FACTORY PROMISES AN ANDY WARHOL-INSPIRED FÊTE AT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO’S DOWNTOWN LOCATION

San Diego, CA—On July 29, 2017, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)’s annual benefit night will take on new life within the urban setting of the Jacobs Building at MCASD Downtown, located at 1100 Kettner Blvd.

The Museum’s 41st annual gala, themed “POP Factory,” will take place from 6 PM to 12:30 AM. The annual fundraiser garners significant support for the Museum’s ambitious exhibition schedule and public programs.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO PRESENTS FOCUSED SOLO SHOW FEATURING ACCOMPLISHED SAN DIEGO ARTIST ANDREA CHUNG

Additional spring offerings include annual collecting exhibition and presentation of works that explore political speech and protest

San Diego, CA— The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) presents Andrea Chung: You broke the ocean in half to be here at its downtown location from May 19, 2017 through August 20, 2017. For Chung’s first solo museum exhibition, the artist presents a new immersive installation together with selected collages and prints that explore legacies of colonialism and migration. The exhibition will open to the public on the evening of Thursday, May 18, at Downtown at Sundown.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 - 8:00 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) AND THE SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART TO PRESENT 17TH ANNUAL AXLINE LECTURE FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHER CATHERINE OPIE

Long-standing collaboration brings internationally acclaimed artists 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 Catherine Opie as the featured speaker for the 17th annual Axline Lecture on Thursday, May 11, at the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall, located at 5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, CA 92121.

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Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 - 10:26 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) TO HOST 41st ANNUAL BENEFIT TO SUPPORT EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Iconic fundraiser moves downtown

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present its 41st annual gala, themed “POP Factory,” from 6 PM to 12:30 AM on Saturday, July 29, 2017. The fundraiser garners significant support for the Museum’s ambitious exhibition schedule and public programs, yielding more than $5 million in the last 15 years.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 - 8:00 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO AND UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO PRESENT COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITION

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) in collaboration with the University of California San Diego Department of Visual Arts presents A Step Away: Artists from the MFA Program at UC San Diego, an exhibition featuring work by eleven graduating artists.A Step Away opens at the Museum’s popular and free monthly program, Downtown at Sundown, held on Thursday, April 20, from 5 to 8 PM. The exhibition will remain on view at MCASD’s Downtown location through May 29.

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 - 8:00 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO NAMED NATIONAL MEDAL FOR MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICE FINALIST

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San Diego—The Institute of Museum and Library Services named the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) one of 30 finalists for the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 23 years, the award has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service and are making a difference for individuals, families, and communities.

Monday, Dec 05, 2016 - 8:00 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO TO PRESENT THREE NEW EXHIBITIONS AT DOWNTOWN LOCATION

Exhibitions highlight collaboration with local partners, commitment to living artists, and continued dedication to displaying the Museum’s world-class permanent collection

San Diego, CANext month the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will open three new exhibitions at their downtown location: Dimensions of Black: A Collaboration with the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art, Tristano di Robilant, and Jennifer Steinkamp: Madame Curie.

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 - 9:00 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO AND UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS PRESENT 2016 RUSSELL LECTURE FEATURING ARTIST ANDREA BOWERS

San Diego, CA—On Thursday, November 17, at 7 PM, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) Department of Visual Arts will present the annual Russell Lecture at MCASD’s La Jolla location. This year’s featured speaker is Los Angeles-based artist Andrea Bowers.

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