Travel with MCASD!

From day-long explorations of regional locales like Tijuana, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs, to international adventures like this summer’s artful expedition to Amsterdam, Münster, and Kassel, MCASD’s travel program invites you to experience contemporary art and travel in new and exciting ways.

Field Trips explore regional destinations, providing an opportunity for contemporary art aficionados at every level to engage with artists, collectors, MCASD Members, and fellow San
Diegans as they learn about the art of our time. MCASD offers both Public Field Trips—open to all art lovers—as well as exclusive Upper Level Field Trips, designed for Members at the Supporter Level and above. Our most recent trip took participants on an exciting two-day journey to Palm Springs, where they were among the first to view the inaugural biennial, Desert X.

Upcoming Field Trips:
April 28, 2017 > Public Field Trip: Tijuana
Fall 2017 > Upper Level Field Trip: Los Angeles

MCASD’s Contemporary Collectors Membership provides access to some of the most exclusive private collections in the world. Increase your comprehension and enjoyment of contemporary art in a hands-on way with behind-the-scenes access to artists’ studios, introductions to significant museums and contemporary art spaces, and the opportunity to interact with our Director and Curators. For more information about these and other MCASD programs, please visit our website or contact Lesley Emery, Special Events and Travel Programs Manager, at or 858 454 3541 x 165.

Upcoming Trip:
September 28-October 1, 2017 > Contemporary Collectors Trip: Salt Lake City (Spiral Jetty and
Sun Tunnels)

Once per year, Members of MCASD’s International Collectors group are invited to attend an International Collectors Trip to varied destinations spanning the globe. This summer the group will take part in some of the most important contemporary art fairs in Europe.

Upcoming Trip:
June 22-29, 2017 > International Collectors Trip: Amsterdam, Münster (Skulptur Projekte Münster),
and Kassel (Documenta 14)