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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?

MCASD GOES GANGNAM STYLE FOR FREEDOM

Thought you saw MCASD staff and board members “riding the pony” on YouTube? You weren’t dreaming. You probably just caught the tail end of Anish Kapoor’s Gangnam Style parody video released last December.