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Monday, Nov 16, 2015 - 3:43 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO AND UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS PRESENT 2015 RUSSELL LECTURE FEATURING ARTIST JUDITH BARRY

San Diego, CA—On Wednesday, November 18, 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 featuring artist Judith Barry.

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 - 4:49 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) TO PRESENT INSTALLATIONS BY ROBERT IRWIN, JUDITH BARRY, AND ERNESTO NETO AT DOWNTOWN LOCATION

Three large-scale installations from the Museum’s permanent collection will be featured

San Diego, CAThe Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present three large-scale works from its permanent collection by artists Robert Irwin, Ernesto Neto, and Judith Barry at its downtown location from November 20, 2015 through February 21, 2016. The installations will fill each gallery with immersive artworks that engage viewer’s experience of physical space, light, and sound.

Please contact Leah Straub or Patricia B. Dwyer for high-resolution images of artworks, and to schedule interviews MCASD’s curatorial staff.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 - 3:59 pm

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) WILL FEATURE LOCAL PERFORMERS AND ARTISTS AT ANNUAL MONTE CARLO BENEFIT

Visual artist Matthew J. Mahoney to serve as Artist Ambassador; Cocktail Party to feature body painting by Game Show Network’s SKIN WARS winner, Lana Chromium

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present its 39th annual benefit Monte Carlo: Glamping on Saturday, September 12, from 6:30 PM to 1 AM at its La Jolla location.

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 - 5:01 pm

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD)’S CHIEF CURATOR PROMOTED TO DEPUTY DIRECTOR, ART AND PROGRAMS

Kathryn Kanjo served as Museum’s Chief Curator from 2010-2015

San Diego, CA—Earlier this summer, Hugh M. Davies, The David C. Copley Director & CEO, named Kathryn Kanjo the Deputy Director, Art and Programs.

“Kathryn Kanjo is one of the leading curators in the country. This well-deserved promotion recognizes her many achievements at the Museum,” said Davies. “She’s an incredible asset to the Museum and her passion for art, community outreach, and the curatorial process is unmatched.”

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 - 4:37 pm

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) PRESENTS SAN DIEGO COLLECTS

Exhibition to highlight private art collections of San Diego residents

San Diego, CAThe Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present San Diego Collects at its La Jolla location from September 26, 2015 through January 10, 2016. The exhibition will feature a selection of artworks from private collections around the region.

Please contact Leah Straub or Patricia B. Dwyer for high-resolution images of artworks, and to schedule interviews with MCASD’s Deputy Director, Art and Programs, Kathryn Kanjo.

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 - 11:39 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) TO HOST 39TH ANNUAL BENEFIT, MONTE CARLO: GLAMPING

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 39th annual benefit Monte Carlo: Glamping on Saturday, September 12, from 6:30 PM to 1 AM, at its La Jolla location.

Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 - 4:15 pm

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

Works featured in Prospect 2015 at MCASD La Jolla and voted on at Annual Selection Dinner

San Diego, CA—At the 2015 Selection Dinner on Wednesday, May 20, MCASD’s International Collectors and Contemporary Collectors voted to purchase new works by three artists for the Museum's Permanent Collection:

Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 - 4:08 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) TO JOIN IN ASSOCIATION OF ART MUSEUM DIRECTORS’ SIXTH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF ART MUSEUM DAY

Museum Day will be celebrated on May 18, 2015 with free Museum admission and special programming for college students

San Diego, CA—MCASD will offer free admission and programming for local college students on Monday, May 18, 2015 as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day, coinciding with International Museum Day on Monday, May 18. Last year, MCASDalong with 180 other AAMD member museums across North America—participated in Art Museum Day.

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 - 2:52 pm

Museum of Contemporary Art (MCASD) and Arclight Cinemas Present Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui

San Diego, CA— MCASD and ArcLight Cinemas have partnered for a special screening of Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. The screening is held in conjunction with the exhibition Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, on view at MCASD Downtown through June 28, 2015. The screening will take place at ArcLight La Jolla.
 
The evening will begin at 7 PM with a talk by MCASD’s Chief Curator Kathryn Kanjo about the exhibition and the artist. The film will begin at 7:45 PM. 

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