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MCASD Receives Major Gift of Art

A private art collection amassed over more than 30 years is returning home to San Diego, bringing to the city masterpieces of minimalism and of German Expressionism. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and The San Diego Museum of Art announced yesterday they are  the recipients of a major bequest valued at more than $40 million from the late Dr. Vance E. Kondon and his wife Elisabeth Giesberger.

Product Porch Debuts Print by Artist John Bauer

Product Porch at MCASD Downtown is proud to announce a new, limited-edition print by San Diego-born, LA-based artist John Bauer.

The print, an edition of five, is a black and silver silkscreen on Twinrocker handmade paper. Bauer is a painter who often employs many non-painting techniques in his practice, including digital graphic design, screen-printing, spray painting, and stenciling. He works frequently with a monochromatic palette, incorporating the pixelated effect of print media to create a sense of frenetic, information overload reflective of urban experience.

MCASD Launches Tumblr with 25 Works of Art in 25 Days

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is bringing art beyond the museum walls.

Today we launched a tumblr that will showcase works from the Museum’s permanent collection and invite the public to share their comments: what they see, how the art makes them feel, or why it moves them. The tumblr kicks off with 25 works of art in 25 days.

Qualcomm Sponsors 25 and Under Free Program

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will continue to offer free admission for everyone ages 25 and under, thanks to a grant received from the Qualcomm Foundation.

“Since the program’s launch in 2007, more than 70,000 young people have received free admission to the Museum,” said Hugh M. Davies, MCASD’s David C. Copley Director and CEO. “As a major cultural institution in San Diego, it is our responsibility to offer access to youth and young adults to learn about contemporary visual art and ideas, and through this grant from the Qualcomm Foundation we can continue to do so.”

MCASD Teams Up with Doodle 4 Google

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is supporting Doodle 4 Google 2012 by hosting a presentation of the doodles by the state finalists at MCASD Downtown this summer.

Doodle 4 Google is a competition open to K-12 students of U.S. schools to create their own Google doodle. In addition to seeing his or her artwork displayed on Google’s home page, the winning doodler takes home a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for their school.

MCASD to Show Ai Weiwei's Gold Zodiac Heads

MCASD will present the U.S. museum debut of Ai Weiwei’s topical and sumptuous Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold (2010). The installation will be on view in the Strauss Gallery of MCASD Downtown’s Joan and Irwin Jacobs Building from February 23 through July 29, 2012.

British Artist Isaac Julien to Speak and Exhibit at MCASD

British artist Isaac Julien is known for his arresting films and dynamic gallery installations. Hear him speak about his work at the annual Russell Lecture on Thursday, February 23 at 7 PM at MCASD La Jolla.

Share Your Love

Share your love this Valentine’s Day. Visit the MCASD Facebook page before February 14 and tell us what YOU love most about being a Member.  Is it the 12 months of free admission to see world-class art? The social events with fellow art lovers? The store and cafe discounts? When you share your love for MCASD by posting a comment on our Facebook page, you’ll be entered to win an overnight hotel stay at the Westin Gaslamp and a private exhibition tour at the Museum.

Doodle 4 Google: Enter Today and Your Child's Artwork Could be Shown in Our Galleries!

Google believes in dreaming big, and drawing even bigger. That's why MCASD has partnered with Google for the annual Doodle 4 Google contest. This is an amazing opportunity for K-12 students to re-design the Google logo along this year’s theme “If I could travel in time, I’d visit...”. The winning doodler will take home a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for his or her school.

Museum Month is Back!

That’s right, Museum Month is back for the 23rd year. Presented by Macy’s, Museum Month invites you to visit San Diego Museums for half the price in the month of February.

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