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Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021 - 8:58 am

THE MENIL COLLECTION AND THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO ANNOUNCE NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE IN THE 1960S

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.

Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 - 9:15 am

Experiments on Stone: Four Women Artists from the Tamarind Lithography Workshop

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.

Monday, Nov 09, 2020 - 8:58 am

MCASD CREATES ART MURAL WITH AREA VETERANS JUST IN TIME FOR VETERAN’S DAY

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.

 

Monday, Sep 21, 2020 - 9:47 am

MCASD TEEN ADVISORY GROUP HELPS STUDENTS ADDRESS ART AND ACTIVISM

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.

Monday, Aug 31, 2020 - 3:02 pm

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Reimagines Annual Art Auction as a Digital Event

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.

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2020 - 1:17 pm

MCASD To Launch Digital Programs Focused On Celebrated Chicanx Artists

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.

Thursday, May 07, 2020 - 2:43 pm

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Awarded Three California Arts Council Grants

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.

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 - 4:39 pm

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Awarded Prestigious Challenge Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

$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.

Friday, Dec 13, 2019 - 10:21 am

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Presentsto Tame A Wild Tongue: Art After Chicanismo

San Diego, CAThis spring, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will present To Tame a Wild Tongue: Art after Chicanismo at its downtown location from May 21 through August 23, 2020. The exhibition will open during the Museum’s monthly free program, Downtown at Sundown, on Thursday, May 21, from 5 to 8 PM.

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 - 3:33 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO ANNOUNCES NANCY LUPO EXHIBITION

San Diego, CAThe Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will present Nancy Lupo: Scripts for the Pageant at its downtown location from November 22, 2019 through March 15, 2020. The exhibition is the Los Angeles-based artist’s first solo museum show.

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