Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

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About Us


The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego invites all audiences to experience our world, our region, and ourselves through the prism of contemporary art.


At MCASD, we believe:

  • art is essential to our well-being.
  • artists are visionary thinkers and innovators.
  • contemporary art illuminates the issues of our time.
  • the preservation and care of art is critical for the future.
  • in listening and responding to the needs of our diverse publics and communities.
  • in respecting our differences and challenging our biases.
  • in embracing the vibrancy of our binational region.


MCASD seeks to harness the potency of contemporary art to inspire expansive thinking and an inclusive world.

Binational Mandate

MCASD engages regional, national, and international audiences including the binational constituency of the San Diego/Tijuana region.