Avant Garde


Avant Garde is MCASD’s newest special interest group created especially for art enthusiasts between the ages of 25 and 40-something to network with artists, curators, collectors, and peers, while experiencing the best in contemporary culture.

As a member of Avant Garde, you will enjoy an exciting schedule of social, philanthropic, and educational events within the Museum and the San Diego arts community. Recent events included a walking tour of the La Jolla murals with Director Hugh Davies and Associate Curator Jill Dawsey, a tour of Kim MacConnel’s private studio in Encinitas, an exclusive TNT After Party, and the Summer Solstice Soiree, a communal dinner party on the terrace of MCASD La Jolla.

As a Member of Avant Garde, you will receive all the benefits of the X Membership, PLUS:

  • Dining opportunities with artists
  • Artist studio tours and gallery hops
  • Invitations to visit private art collections
  • Social meet-ups for exhibition and gallery openings in nearby locales
  • VIP access to TNT (Thursday Night Thing)

Membership is $500 for new Members ($300 tax deductible), which includes an X Membership, or can be purchased as a $425 add-on ($225 tax deductible) for existing Members at the X Membership level or above. Join today!

For more information, please contact:

April Farrell, Senior Annual Giving Manager
858 454 3541 x162