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Thursday, May 07, 2020 - 2:43 pm

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Awarded Three California Arts Council Grants

State funds support Education and Engagement Efforts

SAN DIEGO, CA (May 7, 2020) – The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is the recipient of three California Arts Council grant awards for a total of $55,564. Three exemplary outreach programs were recognized in the categories of Art Education, Veterans in the Arts and Youth Art Action.

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 - 4:39 pm

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Awarded Prestigious Challenge Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

$750,000 Largest Award in California and only San Diego Recipient

San Diego, CA— The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced $30.9 million in grants to support 188 humanities projects in 45 states and the District of Columbia. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) was selected to receive an Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge grant of $750,000 in federal matching funds. These funds will support construction expenses for the expansion of the museum’s La Jolla campus, creating capacity for display of the permanent collection alongside temporary exhibitions.

Friday, Dec 13, 2019 - 10:21 am

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Presentsto Tame A Wild Tongue: Art After Chicanismo

San Diego, CAThis spring, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will present To Tame a Wild Tongue: Art after Chicanismo at its downtown location from May 21 through August 23, 2020. The exhibition will open during the Museum’s monthly free program, Downtown at Sundown, on Thursday, May 21, from 5 to 8 PM.

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 - 3:33 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO ANNOUNCES NANCY LUPO EXHIBITION

San Diego, CAThe Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will present Nancy Lupo: Scripts for the Pageant at its downtown location from November 22, 2019 through March 15, 2020. The exhibition is the Los Angeles-based artist’s first solo museum show.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 - 3:33 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO PRESENTS TWO NEW EXHIBITIONS FEATURING WORK FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will present two exhibitions this fall that highlight work from the Museum’s vast permanent collection. México quiero conocerte: Photographs by Graciela Iturbide and Manuel Álvarez Bravo and Bound to the Earth: Art, Materiality, and the Natural World will both open on the evening of Thursday, November 21, at the Museum’s monthly free program, Downtown at Sundown. The exhibitions will remain on view through March 15, 2020.

Monday, Jul 01, 2019 - 3:34 pm

MCASD to Host 43rd Annual Monte Carlo Gala

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will host its 43rd annual Monte Carlo gala from 6:30 to 11:30 PM on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Themed “An Art Affair II,” the event will be held at the private Rancho Santa Fe home of devoted arts patrons and ARTnews top 200 art collectors, Iris and Matthew Strauss.

Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 3:49 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO ANNOUNCES NEW EXHIBITIONS

San Diego, CAOn the evening of Thursday, June 20, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will present three new exhibitions at its monthly free program, Downtown at Sundown.

Marnie Weber: Songs that Never Die and Other Stories; More like a Forest: Paintings and Sculptures by Richard Allen Morris; and Prospect 2019 will remain on view through November 3, 2019. 

Monday, Apr 15, 2019 - 11:02 am

MEDIA ADVISORY > MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO PRESENTS EXHIBITION FEATURING ARTISTS FROM THE MFA PROGRAM AT UC SAN DIEGO

WHAT: Eccentricity Has Room: Artists from the MFA Program UC San Diego presents the 13 graduating artists from the UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts Master of Fine Arts program, whose works represent a range of critical investigations that turn inward, grappling with the schisms between lived and perceived experience. Seen together, these works reflect not only the cultivation of their individual practices, but also the community and camaraderie that they built along the way.

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 - 3:24 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO PRESENTS TREVOR PAGLEN: SITES UNSEEN

San Diego, CAOn the evening of Thursday, February 21, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will open Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen at its monthly free program, Downtown at Sundown. The exhibition will remain on view through Sunday, June 2, 2019.   

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - 11:47 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO PRESENTS SANCTUARY PRINT SHOP

San Diego, CA—On the evening of Thursday, November 15, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego opened Sanctuary Print Shop at its monthly free program, Downtown at Sundown. The project is conceived of by artists Sergio De La Torre and Chris Treggiari, and will remain on view through March 10, 2019.

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