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Friday, Feb 20, 2015 - 2:28 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) PRESENTS SARAH CAIN: BLUE IN YOUR BODY RED, WHEN IT HITS THE AIR AT MCASD LA JOLLA ON MAY 9, 2015

First solo museum exhibition for the artist

San Diego, CAThe Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present SARAH CAIN blue in your body, red when it hits the air at its La Jolla location from May 9, 2015 through July 19, 2015. The exhibition presents Los Angeles-based artist Sarah Cain’s first solo museum project.

Please contact Leah Straub or Patricia B. Dwyer for high-resolution images of artworks, and to schedule interviews with Sarah Cain or MCASD’s Assistant Curator Elizabeth Rooklidge.

Friday, Feb 20, 2015 - 2:24 pm

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

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 El Anatsui as the featured speaker for the 15th annual Axline Lecture on Saturday, March 7, at 11 AM in Sherwood Auditorium at MCASD’s La Jolla location. Anatsui’s exhibition, Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, will be on view at MCASD’s downtown location from March 5 through June 28, 2015. 

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 - 3:12 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) HOSTS THURSDAY NIGHT THING (TNT) ON MARCH 5, 2015

Celebrate the opening of a new exhibition by artist El Anatsui with guided tours, art-making activities, live music, food, and drinks

San Diego, CA— On Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 7-10 PM, TNT (Thursday Night Thing) will take place at MCASD Downtown to celebrate the opening of the Museum’s newest exhibition, Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui.  

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 - 2:58 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) PRESENTS DEAR NEMESIS, NICOLE EISENMAN 1993-2013 AT LA JOLLA LOCATION

Traveling exhibition a midcareer retrospective for New York artist

San Diego, CA—On May 9, 2015, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013 at its La Jolla location. The exhibition is the largest midcareer survey to date of the celebrated American artist and will remain on-view through September 6, 2015.

For high-resolution images, interviews with the exhibition curator, Elizabeth Rooklidge, or Nicole Eisenman, please contact Communications & Marketing Manager Leah Straub, or Communications Associate Patricia B. Dwyer.

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 - 1:03 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO ANNOUNCES UPCOMING WINTER AND SPRING PROGRAMS

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present a robust line-up of exhibition-focused programs and events designed to help visitors engage with a new round of exhibitions, including Laugh-in: Art, Comedy, Performance, Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, A Legacy of Art Loved: Gifts from Robert and Dorothy Shapiro, Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013, Sarah Cain, andProspect 2015.

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 - 11:49 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) PRESENTS GRAVITY AND GRACE: MONUMENTAL WORKS BY EL ANATSUI AT MCASD DOWNTOWN ON MARCH 5, 2015

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.

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 - 11:41 am

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) to Launch 24-hour Fundraiser on December12

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.

Friday, Dec 05, 2014 - 10:33 am

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) Receives California Arts Council Creative California Communities Grant

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.

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 - 10:59 am

Historic La Jolla Cultural Zone Opens Its Doors for Annual One-Day Event

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.

Monday, Oct 06, 2014 - 1:42 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO ANNOUNCES UPCOMING FALL AND WINTER EVENTS

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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