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Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 - 12:34 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) AND THE SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART TO PRESENT 16TH ANNUAL AXLINE LECTURE FEATURING ARTIST SEBASTIÃO SALGADO

Long-standing collaboration brings internationally acclaimed artist to San Diego

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and The San Diego Museum of Art will present internationally renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado as the featured speaker for the 16th annual Axline Lecture on Thursday, February 25, at 7 PM at The San Diego Museum of Art. This lecture coincides with an exhibition of works by Salgado from the collections of MCASD, The San Diego Museum of Art, and the Museum of Photographic Arts. The exhibition will be on view at The San Diego Museum of Art from February 20 through May 17, 2016.

Monday, Dec 28, 2015 - 1:56 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) TO PRESENT ED RUSCHA THEN & NOW: PAINTINGS FROM THE 1960s AND 2000s

Exhibition to showcase Ed Ruscha’s iconic paintings from two distinct decades

San Diego, CAThe Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present Ed Ruscha Then & Now: Paintings from the 1960s and 2000s at its La Jolla location from January 30, 2016 through April 24, 2016. An innovator of West-Coast Pop and Conceptual Art, Ed Ruscha’s work defies and exceeds both categories, drawing upon popular media, commercial culture, and the landscape of Los Angeles. This tailored exhibition considers the artist’s use of recurring words, images, and themes across the decades.

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 - 3:49 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) TO PRESENT ÁLVARO BLANCARTE: MARKING THE PRESENT

Exhibition to showcase new works by influential Baja California-based artist, and mentor to generation of Tijuana artists

San Diego, CAThe Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present Álavaro Blancarte: Marking the Present at its La Jolla location from January 30, 2016 through April 24, 2016.

Please contact Leah Straub or Patricia B. Dwyer for high-resolution images of artworks, or to schedule interviews with the exhibition’s curator, Education Curator Cris Scorza.

Thursday, Dec 03, 2015 - 10:33 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) TO PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS BY TIM MANTOANI

Exhibition to feature 30 portraits of photographers responsible for iconic images

San Diego, CAThe Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present Tim Mantoani: Behind Photographs from December 5, 2015 through January 10, 2016 at its La Jolla location.

Thursday, Dec 03, 2015 - 10:29 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) TO PRESENT INSTALLATIONS AND ARTWORKS BY DO HO SUH AT DOWNTOWN LOCATION

West coast debut of artist’s first major solo exhibition in U.S. in over a decade

San Diego, CAThe Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will fill its Downtown location with works by artist Do Ho Suh from March 18, 2016 through July 4, 2016. Do Ho Suh was originated by The Contemporary Austin, and arrives in San Diego following its showing at Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. This solo exhibition features work ranging from large-scale architectural installations and sculptures, to works on paper and video.

Monday, Nov 16, 2015 - 3:50 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) CONNECTS YOUTH WITH BINATIONAL ARTISTS TO CREATE EXHIBITION THAT ADDRESSES SOCIAL ISSUES AS PART OF MUSEUMS CONNECT PROGRAM

Artists Edgardo Aragón and Itzel Martinez will work directly with program participants

San Diego, CASan Diego teens involved in MCASD’s 2015-2016 Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will have the opportunity to work directly with emerging artists Edgardo Aragón and Itzel Martinez to create a multimedia exhibition, in collaboration with teens from Mexico City, that speaks to the role of violence in both cultures.

Monday, Nov 16, 2015 - 3:46 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) ANNOUNCES DOWNTOWN AT SUNDOWN

Focus on increasing access with monthly, after-hours offerings

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will enhance its evening programming in an effort to encourage more opportunities for audiences to engage with the Museum after normal business hours. On Thursday, November 19, the Museum will launch a new monthly after-hours program called Downtown at Sundown. In partnership with local business leaders and the Museum’s culinary neighbors, Downtown at Sundown will provide a sampling of Downtown San Diego’s Core-Columbia district hot spots, along with gallery tours, live performances, and more.

Monday, Nov 16, 2015 - 3:43 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO AND UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS PRESENT 2015 RUSSELL LECTURE FEATURING ARTIST JUDITH BARRY

San Diego, CA—On Wednesday, November 18, at 7 PM, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) Department of Visual Arts will present the annual Russell Lecture at MCASD’s La Jolla location featuring artist Judith Barry.

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 - 4:49 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) TO PRESENT INSTALLATIONS BY ROBERT IRWIN, JUDITH BARRY, AND ERNESTO NETO AT DOWNTOWN LOCATION

Three large-scale installations from the Museum’s permanent collection will be featured

San Diego, CAThe Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present three large-scale works from its permanent collection by artists Robert Irwin, Ernesto Neto, and Judith Barry at its downtown location from November 20, 2015 through February 21, 2016. The installations will fill each gallery with immersive artworks that engage viewer’s experience of physical space, light, and sound.

Please contact Leah Straub or Patricia B. Dwyer for high-resolution images of artworks, and to schedule interviews MCASD’s curatorial staff.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 - 3:59 pm

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) WILL FEATURE LOCAL PERFORMERS AND ARTISTS AT ANNUAL MONTE CARLO BENEFIT

Visual artist Matthew J. Mahoney to serve as Artist Ambassador; Cocktail Party to feature body painting by Game Show Network’s SKIN WARS winner, Lana Chromium

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present its 39th annual benefit Monte Carlo: Glamping on Saturday, September 12, from 6:30 PM to 1 AM at its La Jolla location.

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