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Wednesday, May 01, 2013 - 11:33 am

MEDIA ALERT: Event to Honor 2013 Congressional Art Competition Entrants at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) This Thursday

Congressman Scott Peters to be in Attendance.

San Diego, CA—On Thursday, May 2 from 5:30-6:30 PM, an event honoring all fourteen entrants from the 52nd District will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD). The event will also celebrate the winner of the contest, whose artwork will be displayed in Washington, D.C. at the nation’s Capitol for the next year. The event will be held in the Strauss Gallery in the Museum’s downtown Joan and Irwin Jacobs Building.

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 - 2:16 pm

APPROXIMATELY INFINITE UNIVERSE TO OPEN JUNE 8 AT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO’S LA JOLLA LOCATION

Inspired by science fiction and the possibility of alternate realities, exhibition features work by seventeen emerging and mid-career artists

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present Approximately Infinite Universe at its La Jolla location from June 8 through September 1, 2013.

Friday, Apr 12, 2013 - 12:08 pm

SUMMER SOLSTICE SOIREE 2013: AVANT GARDE GROUP CELEBRATES ARTISTS IN THE COLLECTION

Event Chairs are Jeffrey Hollander and Viveca Bissonnette; Dinner and Cocktail Reception by Campine Catering, a Culinary and Cocktail Conspiracy

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) joins forces with local tastemakers to host the third annual Summer Solstice Soiree on Friday, June 21, 2013. This event, hosted by Avant Garde, the Museum’s young patrons’ group, serves as an important fundraiser for the Museum while bringing together art enthusiasts and artists to toast the upcoming summer season. Event proceeds will benefit education programming at MCASD, where students of all ages explore contemporary art through lively conversations and hands-on experiences.

Monday, Apr 01, 2013 - 1:59 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) AND THE SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART PRESENT ANNUAL AXLINE LECTURE FEATURING ARTIST CHARLES RAY

Ray’s Work Featured in MCASD’s Current Exhibition, Lifelike

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and The San Diego Museum of Art are pleased to present internationally renowned sculptor Charles Ray as the featured speaker for the 13th annual Axline Lecture on Thursday, May 16 at 7 PM at MCASD La Jolla.  Ray’s work is currently on view at MCASD as part of Lifelike.

Monday, Mar 04, 2013 - 1:15 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL 25 AND UNDER ART CONTEST

Winner Will Receive $500 to Blick Art Materials and a One-Year Museum Membership; Contest is Part of 25 and Under Free Admission Program Supported by Qualcomm Foundation

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) recently announced the second annual 25 and Under Art Contest, inviting people ages 25 and under to submit their original art for the chance to win $500 in art supplies and have their work displayed at a showcase event at the Museum’s downtown location on Thursday, May 16.

Monday, Mar 04, 2013 - 12:52 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) ANNOUNCES SPRING AND SUMMER PROGRAMS

San Diego, CA- The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) invites members, educators, and the public to a variety of events aimed to engage, educate, and inspire. Below is a comprehensive list of all MCASD programs planned through July 2013.

Highlights include TNT (Thursday Night Thing) on March 14, which will feature a live performance by artist Scoli Acosta, the West Coast premiere of Andy Warhol's San Diego Surf on March 16, the Second Annual 25 and Under Art Contest, and MCASD summer camp.

Friday, Mar 01, 2013 - 10:55 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) ANNOUNCES SPRING AND SUMMER PROGRAMS

San Diego, CA-The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) invites members, educators, and the public to a variety of events aimed to engage, educate, and inspire. Below is a comprehensive list of all MCASD programs planned through July 2013.

 

Highlights include TNT (Thursday Night Thing) on March 14, which will feature a live performance by artist Scoli Acosta, the West Coast premiere of Andy Warhol's San Diego Surf on March 16, the Second Annual 25 and Under Art Contest, and MCASD summer camp.

 

Friday, Feb 08, 2013 - 12:34 pm

WEST COAST PREMIER OF ANDY WARHOL'S "SAN DIEGO SURF" AT MCASD ON MARCH 16

Film Released by and on Loan from The Andy Warhol Museum

San Diego, CA—In May 1968, Andy Warhol filmed San Diego Surf on the shores of La Jolla. It was only partially edited and never released—until now. MCASD La Jolla will host the West Coast premier of the film on Saturday, March 16 at 5:30 PM.

The film was recently released by The Andy Warhol Museum, and has only been shown at one other venue. It was screened at The Museum of Modern Art in New York in October 2012 and again last week (January 23-28).

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 - 6:06 pm

TNT CELEBRATES SCOLI ACOSTA: ELEMENTALISTHMUS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 14 AT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO’S (MCASD) DOWNTOWN LOCATION

Los Angeles-Based Scoli Acosta to Stage Performance at Event

San Diego, CA—On Thursday, March 14 from 7-10 PM, TNT (Thursday Night Thing) returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's downtown location to celebrate the exhibition Scoli Acosta: ELEMENTALISTHMUS.

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 - 6:06 pm

MCASD TO HONOR DAVID COPLEY WITH A COMMUNITY FREE DAY ON JANUARY 31

San Diego, CA—On Thursday, January 31, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will offer free admission in honor of David Copley, the organization’s late board president and a long-time benefactor whose birthday falls on that day.

MCASD invites the public to both of its locations in La Jolla and downtown as a way to honor Copley’s vision of making art accessible to everyone and his interest in seeing San Diegans activate public spaces and take advantage of the arts.

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