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Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 - 3:13 pm

CONTEMPORARY COLLECTORS CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF SUPPORTING THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO

Three new exhibitions on view now in La Jolla showcase collection highlights in celebration of the silver anniversary of the Museum’s Contemporary Collectors support group

San Diego, CA— The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Contemporary Collectors donor group with three new exhibitions—all featuring works from its collection—now on view at its La Jolla location.



In 1985, a handful of passionate collectors began a donor group to support acquisitions at MCASD. From this auspicious beginning, the Contemporary Collectors have grown to become MCASD’s most successful and important support group, along with its sibling group, the International Collectors (founded in 2000).

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 - 3:35 pm

MCASD ANNOUNCES NEW QUALCOMM GRANT TO CONTINUE FREE ADMISSION FOR THOSE AGES 25 AND UNDER

San Diego, CA— The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego proudly announces Qualcomm’s continued sponsorship of the 25 and under free admission program for another two years. Thanks to this generous support, all MCASD locations—downtown San Diego (Joan and Irwin Jacobs Building and 1001 Kettner) and La Jolla—will continue this policy.



Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 - 3:33 pm

MCASD AND UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO LIBRARIES FORM PARTNERSHIP

Students, Faculty, Curators, and Others to Benefit from Transfer of Resources, Access Agreement

San Diego, CA— The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the University of California, San Diego have formed an innovative new partnership that will expand student and faculty access to more than 8,000 visual art catalogues and related materials, and provide MCASD curatorial staff with access to the vast holdings of the UC San Diego Libraries, the largest academic library system south of Los Angeles.



Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 - 3:31 pm

HEARST FOUNDATIONS GRANT AWARD FOR YOUTH EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT MCASD

San Diego, CA— The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has received a grant of $75,000 in support of youth education programs, awarded by The Hearst Foundations. Among the programs benefiting from this grant are MCASD’s Teen Art Council and teen programs, school programs including MCASD After School, and the touring programs led by MCASD Gallery Guides.

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 - 3:28 pm

HERE NOT THERE EXHIBITION OF SAN DIEGO ARTISTS TO OPEN SUMMER 2010 AT MCASD IN LA JOLLA

Museum will continue its history of exhibiting San Diego artists’ work

San Diego, CA— Here Not There, an exhibition of visual artists of San Diego County, will be on view June 6 through September 19, 2010 at MCASD in La Jolla. The exhibition will focus on the variety, strength, and vitality of individual contemporary art practices in this region.



Monday, Oct 12, 2009 - 4:33 pm

TARA DONOVAN OPENS OCTOBER 25, 2009 AT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO’S DOWNTOWN LOCATION

Ambitious sculptures and installations employ tens of thousands of everyday objects to dazzling effect <br /><br />Public invited to four free evenings throughout exhibition with guided tours

San Diego, CA— The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present an exhibition of sculptural installations by artist Tara Donovan at its downtown Jacobs Building location from October 25, 2009 through February 28, 2010. Organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, this is the first major museum survey of Donovan’s work, and MCASD is the only West Coast venue for the exhibition.



Thursday, Oct 01, 2009 - 1:01 pm

TNT (THURSDAY NIGHT THING) EXPLORES MATERIAL WONDER, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2009, FROM 7 TO 10 PM AT MCASD DOWNTOWN

Popular nighttime program returns after 6-month hiatus with major event featuring Tara Donovan exhibition, Money Mark, Birds and Batteries, and more

San Diego, CA--On Thursday, November 5, 2009, TNT (Thursday Night Thing) returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's downtown location with a dynamic evening of live music, art-making activities, and interactive performances themed around the new exhibition, Tara Donovan. Opening October 25, this is the first major museum survey of artist Tara Donovan's work. MCASD is the only West Coast venue to present this traveling exhibition, organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.



Tuesday, Aug 11, 2009 - 3:14 pm

TARA DONOVAN OPENS OCTOBER 25, 2009 AT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO'S DOWNTOWN LOCATION

Only West Coast Venue for First Major Museum Survey of MacArthur Genius Winner and Installation Artist

San Diego, CA— The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present an exhibition of sculptural installations by artist Tara Donovan at its downtown Jacobs Building location from October 25, 2009 through February 28, 2010. Organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, this is the first major museum survey of Donovan’s work, and MCASD is the only West Coast venue for the exhibition.

Monday, Aug 10, 2009 - 4:31 pm

MIX: NINE SAN DIEGO ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS NOW OPEN AT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO IN LA JOLLA

In-depth presentations in varied project rooms go beyond common presentations of architecture exhibitions



Friday, Mar 27, 2009 - 2:33 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO ANNOUNCES PROGRAM CHANGES

Monthly TNT (Thursday Night Thing) Program and Film Series Going on Hiatus Due to Economy

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will be
temporarily suspending TNT (Thursday Night Thing), its monthly downtown event, as well as the Museum’s monthly film programming. The changes are being made due to the effects of the economy on the Museum.

“This has been a difficult decision and is one that has been made out of necessity because of budget and staff impact,” said Hugh M. Davies, The David C. Copley Director of MCASD.

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