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Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 - 2:52 pm

Museum of Contemporary Art (MCASD) and Arclight Cinemas Present Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui

San Diego, CA— MCASD and ArcLight Cinemas have partnered for a special screening of Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. The screening is held in conjunction with the exhibition Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, on view at MCASD Downtown through June 28, 2015. The screening will take place at ArcLight La Jolla.
 
The evening will begin at 7 PM with a talk by MCASD’s Chief Curator Kathryn Kanjo about the exhibition and the artist. The film will begin at 7:45 PM. 
Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 - 3:42 pm

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) Announces Exhibition Schedule Through June 2016

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s (MCASD) exhibition schedule for the coming year presents an emphasis on focused, one-person shows. The roster includes a painting exhibition by Ed Ruscha which uses the Museum’s early canvas, Ace, as a starting point; a presentation of Do Ho Suh’s fabric installations; and a selection of new canvases by esteemed Mexican painter Alvaro Blancarte.

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 - 2:19 pm

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) Presents New Site-Specific Installation in Anya Gallaccio

Exhibition to feature massive rammed earth wall and 3D clay printer
San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present Anya Gallaccio at its Downtown location July 17 through November 1, 2015. The exhibition will feature a new site-specific installation by the British-born, San Diego-based artist. 
 
Please contact Leah Straub or Patricia B. Dwyer for high-resolution images of artworks, and to schedule interviews with Anya Gallaccio or MCASD’s Assistant Curator Elizabeth Rooklidge.
 
Monday, Mar 30, 2015 - 11:37 am

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

Winner will receive $500 to Blick Art Materials, a Museum Membership, and a private, curator-led tour of the exhibition of their choice

San Diego, CA—MCASD is launching its fourth annual 25 and Under Art Contest to celebrate Qualcomm Foundation’s long-standing gift of free admission for Museum visitors ages 25 and younger. Qualcomm Foundation has supported the initiative since 2007 and has helped MCASD serve more than 100,000 visitors age 25 and younger, free of charge.

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 - 1:51 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) PRESENTS TWO EXHIBITIONS IN CONJUNCTION WITH CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF 1915 PANAMA-CALIFORNIA EXPOSITION

Thematic exhibitions to include work by Suzanne Hellmuth, Byron Kim, and Jock Reynolds

San Diego, CA In honor of the citywide centennial celebration of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present Pond Lily Over Mushroom Cloud: Byron Kim Adapts the Black on Black Cosmology of Maria Martinez and John D. Spreckels and The Impossible Railroad at its downtown location from July 16, 2015 through November 1, 2015.

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.

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