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Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010 - 11:35 am

TNT (THURSDAY NIGHT THING) EXPLORES URBAN LEGEND, THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2010, FROM 7 TO 10 PM AT MCASD DOWNTOWN

Popular nighttime program will feature new Viva la Revolución exhibition, artist talk and film by Dzine, live music by WAVVES, and more

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010 - 11:30 am

MONTE CARLO DOES BOND –- MCASD’S ANNUAL GALA TAKES PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2010

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s 34th annual Monte Carlo gala will be a night of sophisticated glamour on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at MCASD’s oceanfront La Jolla location.

Thursday, Jun 10, 2010 - 1:26 pm

VIVA LA REVOLUCIÓN: A DIALOGUE WITH THE URBAN LANDSCAPE OPENS JULY 18, 2010 AT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO’S DOWNTOWN LOCATION

First international museum exhibition of street art in the United States features artwork both within the Museum and off-site throughout downtown San Diego

San Diego, CA— The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present Viva la Revolución: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape, a multifaceted exhibition that explores the dialogue between artists and the urban landscape, opening July 18, 2010 at MCASD’s downtown Jacobs Building location. The exhibition, which will feature works both in the Museum’s galleries as well as at public sites throughout downtown San Diego, will be on view through January 2, 2011.

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 - 2:02 pm

ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR HERE NOT THERE: SAN DIEGO ART NOW EXHIBITION – OPENS JUNE 6, 2010, AT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO IN LA JOLLA

Exhibition will reflect the vitality and variety of work being produced by contemporary artists living and working in San Diego County

San Diego, CA — The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego announces the artists participating in the upcoming exhibition, Here Not There: San Diego Art Now, which focuses on the range of individual and collective contemporary art practices in the San Diego region. Opening June 6, the exhibition will be on view through September 19, 2010 at MCASD La Jolla.

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 1:37 pm

MCASD ADDS NEW WORKS TO COLLECTION AT 2010 COLLECTORS' SELECTION DINNER

San Diego, CA— At the 2010 Collectors’ Selection Dinner on Wednesday, May 12, MCASD’s International Collectors and Contemporary Collectors voted to purchase three new works for the Museum's collection: Sarah Oppenheimer’s architectural intervention, P-41 (2009); Douglas Wheeler’s acrylic and neon tubing painting, Untitled (1965); and Kim MacConnel’s enamel on wood painting, E1, E2, and E3 (2010).

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 4:07 pm

MCASD ANNOUNCES A CALL FOR WALLS

Opportunity for downtown building owners to be a part of the exhibition Viva la Revolución: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is looking for sites in the downtown San Diego area that can be used by artists -- featured in the upcoming exhibition Viva la Revolución: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape -- to create murals and other site-specific works on exterior building walls.

This is the public’s chance to experience the art of renowned, international artists as well as contribute to the enhancement of San Diego’s urban landscape.

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 - 3:17 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO TO HOST BENEFIT ART AUCTION APRIL 21, 2010 AT ITS LA JOLLA LOCATION

Works by John Baldessari, Christo, Manny Farber, Ryan McGinness, Nancy Rubins, Ed Ruscha, among others, to be up for bid

San Diego, CA— The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will host its seventh Benefit Art Auction at the La Jolla location (700 Prospect Street) on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 6:30 pm. The benefit auction, one of MCASD’s most popular and exciting events, features a live and silent auction of artworks by both internationally recognized artists and emerging contemporary artists. August O. Uribe, Senior Vice President of Sotheby’s New York, will preside as auctioneer. Funds raised will help support MCASD’s art acquisitions and future exhibitions.



Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 - 3:13 pm

CONTEMPORARY COLLECTORS CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF SUPPORTING THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO

Three new exhibitions on view now in La Jolla showcase collection highlights in celebration of the silver anniversary of the Museum’s Contemporary Collectors support group

San Diego, CA— The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Contemporary Collectors donor group with three new exhibitions—all featuring works from its collection—now on view at its La Jolla location.



In 1985, a handful of passionate collectors began a donor group to support acquisitions at MCASD. From this auspicious beginning, the Contemporary Collectors have grown to become MCASD’s most successful and important support group, along with its sibling group, the International Collectors (founded in 2000).

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 - 3:35 pm

MCASD ANNOUNCES NEW QUALCOMM GRANT TO CONTINUE FREE ADMISSION FOR THOSE AGES 25 AND UNDER

San Diego, CA— The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego proudly announces Qualcomm’s continued sponsorship of the 25 and under free admission program for another two years. Thanks to this generous support, all MCASD locations—downtown San Diego (Joan and Irwin Jacobs Building and 1001 Kettner) and La Jolla—will continue this policy.



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