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Friday, Apr 04, 2014 - 11:35 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) COLLECTORS GROUP ACQUIRES NEW WORKS BY FIVE ARTISTS

Works Voted on at Annual Selection Dinner, Featured in Prospect 2014 at MCASD La Jolla

San Diego, CA- At the 2014 Selection Dinner on Wednesday, March 26, MCASD's upper-level Member donor groups--the International and Contemporary Collectors--voted to purchase new works by five artists for the Museum's collection:

Friday, Apr 04, 2014 - 11:26 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) ANNOUNCES THIRD ANNUAL 25 AND UNDER ART CONTEST

Winner Will Receive $500 to Blick Art Materials and a Private, Curator-led tour of the exhibition of their choice

San Diego, CA—MCASD is launching its third annual 25 and Under Art Contest. Artists age 25 and under who live in San Diego County are invited to submit their original artwork inspired by the human eye. Images of entries must be submitted to the MCASD website by 11:59 PM on Friday, May 16. A panel of judges will select 25 finalists, whose work will be displayed at the Museum in a showcase event on Saturday, June 7 from 2-4 PM.  Visit www.mcasd.org/learn/25-and-under/2014-contest for contest details.

Friday, Apr 04, 2014 - 11:14 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) TO HOST 2014 BIENNIAL ART AUCTION ON APRIL 30 IN LA JOLLA

San Diego, CA— The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will host its ninthBiennial Art Auction in La Jolla on Wednesday, April 30 at 6:30 PM. Featuring more than 90 artworks donated by internationally recognized artists and emerging talents, the Art Auction is one of MCASD’s most popular events. The event offers the thrill of a professional live auction as it raises needed funds for the Museum’s curatorial programs. 

Friday, Apr 04, 2014 - 11:00 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) SELECTS SELLDORF ARCHITECTS TO DESIGN PLANNED EXPANSION

New York-based firm will develop a concept design by next fall

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) has selected the architecture firm Selldorf Architects to partner in developing the design for a planned expansion of the La Jolla location.

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 - 12:11 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) PRESENTS ON THE BEACH AT MCASD LA JOLLA

San Diego, CA—This fall, MCASD’s curatorial team and UC San Diego’s Department of Visual Arts joined forces to offer a graduate seminar which considered the programmatic activities of a contemporary art museum. The course was team-taught by the Museum’s David C. Copley Director and CEO Hugh Davies, Chief Curator Kathryn Kanjo, and Associate Curator Jill Dawsey.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 - 11:33 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) AND THE SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART PRESENT THE ANNUAL AXLINE LECTURE FEATURING ARTIST ALFREDO JAAR

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and The San Diego Museum of Art are pleased to present internationally renowned artist Alfredo Jaar as the featured speaker for the 14th annual Axline Lecture on Wednesday, April 23 at 7 PM at The San Diego Museum of Art. Jaar’s video Muxima will be on view at The San Diego Museum of Art from March 15 through July 8, 2014.

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 - 11:13 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) AND UC SAN DIEGO DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS PRESENT 2014 RUSSELL LECTURE FEATURING ARTIST BYRON KIM

San Diego, CA—On Thursday, February 13, at 7 PM, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts will present its annual Russell Lecture at MCASD’s La Jolla location. The 2014 Russell Lecturer is internationally acclaimed artist Byron Kim. 

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 - 3:04 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) PRESENTS ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN: MEET THE NEW SAN DIEGO

New program series to launch with private tour of Central Library on February 12

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is pleased to announce the launch of Architecture + Design: Meet the New San Diego.

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 - 12:25 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) PRESENTS X-TO + J-C: CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE FEATURING WORKS FROM THE BEQUEST OF DAVID C. COPLEY

Christo to speak at public lecture on Saturday, February 1

San Diego, CA— The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present X-TO + J-C: Christo and Jeanne-Claude Featuring Works from the Bequest of David C. Copley at the Museum’s La Jolla location from February 2 through April 6, 2014.

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 - 2:46 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) PRESENTS CHICANITAS: SMALL PAINTINGS FROM THE CHEECH MARIN COLLECTION AT MCASD DOWNTOWN ON DECEMBER 19

Exhibition will open with an exclusive book signing featuring Cheech Marin

San Diego, CA—On Thursday, December 19, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection at its downtown location. The exhibition will remain on view through March 23, 2014.

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