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Exhibition to feature massive site-specific installation by the Ghanaian artist

San Diego, CA— On Thursday, March 5, 2015, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui at its downtown location. The exhibition will remain on view through June 28, 2015.

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MCASD asks for $12 donations to raise funds over a period of 24 hours

San Diego, CA— On Friday, December 12, 2014, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will launch $12 on 12, a campaign dedicated to raising funds for the Museum’s annual operating fund. This special year-end appeal is directed to the community to raise money to support another year of boundary-pushing exhibitions, as well as art-in-education and public programs at MCASD.

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MCASD is among 24 projects funded statewide, and one of two in San Diego, in support of transforming communities through the arts

San Diego, CA— The California Arts Council announced it plans to award more than $34,000 to MCASD as part of its new Creative California Communities program. This award will support ArtOASIS, a new pilot project developed in partnership between MCASD and Combat Arts San Diego. ArtOASIS will promote the healing and reintegration of combat veterans with PTSD in our community by connecting them in an in-depth way to contemporary art and artists.

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La Jolla, Calif.– The historic Cultural Zone of La Jolla will host its fourth annual Open Doors event on Sunday, November 16 from 11:30 AM-2 PM. Visitors are invited to enjoy free admission and tours at each of the participating institutions, and to immerse themselves in the cultural history of La Jolla.

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TNT: Edifice, Field Trip: San Diego’s Art Scene, Sessions in Contemporary Art, Rita McBride: Public Tilt, This is How We Walk on the Moon: Colter Jacobsen, and more

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) invites the public to enjoy a variety of engaging and inspiring events this fall, including the next installation of the Museum’s popular TNT (Thursday Night Thing) series at MCASD Downtown. With programs designed for educators, students, teens, families and more, there’s something for art enthusiasts of every age and level at MCASD this season. To purchase tickets or learn more about these events, please visit www.mcasd.org.

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The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will open two new exhibitions this fall featuring two distinct, singular voices. Rita McBride: Public Tilt and This is How We Walk on the Moon: Colter Jacobsen will open simultaneously at MCASD Downtown on October 10, 2014. Rita McBride’s exhibition comprises three major installation pieces that will fill the Foster, Farrell, and Strauss galleries. San Francisco-based artist Colter Jacobsen’s practice explores the workings of time and memory through intimate drawings and assemblages. 

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On Saturday, September 20, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting at its La Jolla location. The exhibition will remain on view through January 4, 2015.

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Funds raised will provide vital support for MCASD’s exhibitions and education programs

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present Monte Carlo Jet Set, the Museum’s 38th annual benefit fundraiser, on Saturday, September 6 from 6:30 PM to 1 AM at its La Jolla location.

This beloved and highly anticipated fundraiser will take “jet setting” guests around the globe, emulating celebrations from the world’s most iconic cities and highlighting their unique offerings.

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Premier exhibition of large scale installation to fill MCASD’s downtown location

San Diego, CAOn Thursday, July 10, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash) at its downtown location. The exhibition will remain on view through September 21, 2014.

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