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First Solo Museum Show for Yólanda Lopez, San Diego-born Feminist, Activist, Artist
After several Covid-related delays and closures, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will celebrate the reopening of the Jacobs Building downtown with Yolanda López: Portrait of the Artist. This will be the first solo exhibition in a museum for Yolanda López (1942-2021), the path breaking artist, activist, and educator whose career in California spanned five decades. López, who passed away in early September, was celebrated for her role in the Chicano art movement and for her iconic Guadalupe series. 
 
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on 24 Sep 2021 1:29 AM

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has deaccessioned a selection of artworks from its collection, a very small fraction of our 5,600-object collection. These works will be placed in sales at Christie’s Auction House starting in May 2021. The decision to deaccession these artworks followed a thorough review of MCASD’s collection by the curatorial department.

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on 26 Apr 2021 9:11 AM
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MCASD Announces First Special Exhibition for La Jolla Location in Spring 2022

SAN DIEGO- January 26, 2021— The Menil Collection and The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and are pleased to announce Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s. Debuting in Houston in September, the exhibition is the first to focus on the experimental and prolific work of French American artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930–2002) during this pivotal decade, from the artist’s shooting paintings to the exuberant sculptures of women known as Nanas.

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on 26 Jan 2021 8:58 AM
ONLINE EXHIBITION FEATURES PRINTS BY FOUR FEMALE ARTISTS

San Diego, CA – The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is pleased to present Experiments on Stone: Four Women Artists from the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, continuing the Museum’s online exhibitions and programming. Drawn from the Museum’s collection, the exhibition explores the prints produced by Anni Albers, Ruth Asawa, Gego, and Louise Nevelson at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Los Angeles during the 1960s. The exhibition goes live at MCASD.digital on Monday, February 8.

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on 21 Jan 2021 9:15 AM
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Art-Based Therapy Program Continued Virtually During Covid

San Diego, CA - ArtOASIS, an art-based program presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) that supports active-duty members of the armed forces in recovery from the symptoms of combat-related stress, continued despite the inability to meet in person.

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on 09 Nov 2020 8:58 AM

San Diego, CA In the past, MCASD Teen Advisory Group (TAG) provided a hands-on workshops and projects culminating in a final exhibition. Like most everything else these days, TAG is going digital and will meet using Zoom and Google Classroom.

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on 21 Sep 2020 9:47 AM

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) had plans to host its biennial Art Auction 2020 at the Jacobs Building at MCASD Downtown in May, but as with most arts events across the nation, those plans have changed. The highly anticipated fundraiser will now be reimagined as a robust digital event featuring a silent and live auction, digital catalog, live conversations with curators and a virtual tour of the works.

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on 31 Aug 2020 3:02 PM
Exhibition featuring San Diego native Yolanda López and To Tame a Wild Tongue Re-imagined in Virtual Formats

San Diego, CA In a creative pivot in response to the Covid-19 epidemic, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego announced plans to move forward with public programs for the exhibitionYolanda López: Portrait of the Artist.

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on 01 Jul 2020 1:17 PM
State funds support Education and Engagement Efforts

SAN DIEGO, CA (May 7, 2020) – The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is the recipient of three California Arts Council grant awards for a total of $55,564. Three exemplary outreach programs were recognized in the categories of Art Education, Veterans in the Arts and Youth Art Action.

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on 07 May 2020 2:43 PM
$750,000 Largest Award in California and only San Diego Recipient

San Diego, CA— The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced $30.9 million in grants to support 188 humanities projects in 45 states and the District of Columbia. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) was selected to receive an Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge grant of $750,000 in federal matching funds. These funds will support construction expenses for the expansion of the museum’s La Jolla campus, creating capacity for display of the permanent collection alongside temporary exhibitions.

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on 15 Jan 2020 4:39 PM