For the past 30 years, MCASD’s premier membership groups—the International and Contemporary Collectors—have provided significant funds for the acquisition of new works for the Museum’s collection through their annual dues. Each year, MCASD’s curatorial staff organizes an exhibition of works, entitled Prospect, to be considered for acquisition by the Collectors. One or more of these works are then selected by ballot at the Annual Selection Dinner. This funding by the International and Contemporary Collectors has allowed MCASD’s curators the vital support to discover new artists, enrich the MCASD collection, and build an engaged and informed community of collectors in San Diego. This year’s artists for consideration include John Coplans, James Drake, Nicole Eisenman, T. Kelly Mason, Thomas Demand, and Carrie Mae Weems.
Prospect 2015 is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, with funding provided by MCASD’s International and Contemporary Collectors and the 2014 Biennial Art Auction. Institutional support for MCASD is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Fund.