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Artist Q&A > Andrea Chung

MCASD talks with the accomplished San Diego-based artist Andrea Chung, whose first solo museum exhibition opens at the Museum in May. Chung’s work is featured in the Jamaica Biennial 2017 and the Chinese American Museum’s upcoming Pacific Standard Time presentation Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art in Los Angeles. Chung’s solo exhibition, Andrea Chung: You broke the ocean in half to be here, is on view at MCASD from May 18 through August 20, 2017.

San Diego's Arts Community Needs Your Voice

Mayor Kevin Faulconer has proposed to slash funding for arts and culture in the coming year by $4.7 million, from $15.1 million to $10.4 million. This is a shocking 31% cut.

These cuts will adversely affect more than 100 San Diego non-profit arts and culture organizations, including MCASD. Together, these organizations generate more thanfive million free and paid admissions and reach over450,000 people each year through visits to schools and community groups. 

Travel with MCASD!

From day-long explorations of regional locales like Tijuana, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs, to international adventures like this summer’s artful expedition to Amsterdam, Münster, and Kassel, MCASD’s travel program invites you to experience contemporary art and travel in new and exciting ways.

Donate $16 on 16!

This season we're preparing to close our La Jolla location to ready the building for a major renovation and expansion that will quadruple the Museum's gallery space, allowing us to exhibit MCASD's world-class, 4700-piece collection of contemporary art year round.

This means a major move for both ourselves and our artwork.

Artist Q&A > Tristano di Robilant

MCASD talks with artist Tristano di Robilant, whose exhibition opens December 16 at MCASD Downtown. In the month following the opening, di Robilant will remain in San Diego as an artist in residence at MCASD, as he develops his next series.

MCASD: You have worked with a range of materials, from bronze and aluminium to ceramics and glass. How do you see these various materials and what are the qualities that attract you to working with them?

On October 18, MCASD turns 75

On October 18, 2016, MCASD turns 75.

Join us as we commemorate this landmark anniversary with a few of our favorite programs. Celebrate memories made and successes to come as we honor this special time with our community.

Kids Visit Museums for FREE in October!

MCASD waives admission for kids all year long, but during the month of October we're joined by many of San Diego's impressive museums and cultural organizations. Thanks to the San Diego Museum Council, kids are invited to explore San Diego’s diverse museums for free. From October 1 – 31, children ages 12 and under receive FREE admission with a paid adult (limit 2) at any of our nearly 40 participating museums and cultural organizations.

Art is Alive

Art student and MCASD Communications Intern Andres Perez attended this year's Coachella Festival. Check out his insights into the festival, Coachella's art contest, and the two prevalant themes in his life: music and art.

On the Horizon: Selection Dinner 2013

This year, MCASD’s Collectors groups celebrate their 28th anniversary. Thanks to the combined support of the International and Contemporary Collectors, MCASD has added 94 works to its collection—works that were collectively purchased for approximately $3.2 million and that today are valued at over $12.5 million. The support from our Collectors groups has allowed our curators to discover new artists, enrich the MCASD collection, and build an engaged and informed community of collectors in San Diego.

On the Road: MCASD's Collection Gets Around

Between The Very Large Arrayand Behold, America!, we have recently had hundreds of works of art from our permanent collection displayed in San Diego. But did you know that objects from our collection are also on view across the country?

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