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Monday, Mar 20, 2017 - 8:00 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO NAMED NATIONAL MEDAL FOR MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICE FINALIST

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San Diego—The Institute of Museum and Library Services named the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) one of 30 finalists for the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 23 years, the award has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service and are making a difference for individuals, families, and communities.

Monday, Dec 05, 2016 - 8:00 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO TO PRESENT THREE NEW EXHIBITIONS AT DOWNTOWN LOCATION

Exhibitions highlight collaboration with local partners, commitment to living artists, and continued dedication to displaying the Museum’s world-class permanent collection

San Diego, CANext month the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will open three new exhibitions at their downtown location: Dimensions of Black: A Collaboration with the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art, Tristano di Robilant, and Jennifer Steinkamp: Madame Curie.

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 - 9:00 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO AND UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS PRESENT 2016 RUSSELL LECTURE FEATURING ARTIST ANDREA BOWERS

San Diego, CA—On Thursday, November 17, at 7 PM, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) Department of Visual Arts will present the annual Russell Lecture at MCASD’s La Jolla location. This year’s featured speaker is Los Angeles-based artist Andrea Bowers.

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 - 3:35 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO CELEBRATES 75th ANNIVERSARY; LAUNCHES $75 MILLION CAPITAL CAMPAIGN TO EXPAND LA JOLLA FACILITY

Anniversary marks important leadership change at renowned institution

San Diego—On the occasion of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)’s 75th anniversary, MCASD visionaries Dr. Hugh M. Davies, Kathryn Kanjo, Board President Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, and architect Annabelle Selldorf launched the 75th anniversary capital campaign to raise $75 million towards an expansion of the La Jolla facility, quadrupling the current gallery space.

Friday, Sep 02, 2016 - 12:00 am

EXCITING ELEMENTS ADDED TO LINE-UP FOR MONTE CARLO: BOLLYWOOD ON SEPTEMBER 10

Spice market, sitar player, henna artists, Bollywood dance troupes, DJ Ikah Love, and more await attendees

San Diego, CA—On September 10, 2016, theMuseum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will be transformed from floor to ceiling for its 40th annual gala, Monte Carlo: Bollywood. Guests can expect a bevy of Bollywood-themed delights at this annual fundraiser that supports the Museum’s exhibitions and education programs.

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 - 12:00 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO ANNOUNCES SUMMER EXHIBITIONS AT DOWNTOWN LOCATION

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present four exhibitions at its Downtown location that highlight both the Museum’s permanent collection and its dedication to artists in the binational San Diego/Tijuana region.

Monday, Jun 13, 2016 - 9:59 am

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO TO LAUNCH FOURTH ANNUAL SHORE THING SERIES

Free weekly event welcomes guests to seaside museum

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is bringing back its popular summertime event series, Shore Thing, held every Thursday evening this summer at the Museum’s seaside La Jolla location. Guests are invited to enjoy free Museum admission, exhibition tours, picnicking, beer, wine, music, and more. Shore Thing kicks off June 16 and will take place from 5-8 PM every Thursday evening through September 1.

Monday, Jun 13, 2016 - 9:48 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO TO SHOWCASE BINATIONAL EXHIBITION OF TEEN ARTWORK

Culminating exhibition showcases year-long project with Museo Tamayo in Mexico City as part of international Museums Connect project

San Diego, CAThe Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is proud to present FOCUS: Binational Showcase featuring multimedia artworks by 22 teens in San Diego and Mexico City that explore the impact of violence in both cultures. The exhibition will be on view from Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the Museum’s downtown location. A public reception will be held from 2-5 PM on Saturday, June 18 to celebrate the teens’ work.

Monday, Jun 13, 2016 - 9:45 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) COLLECTORS GROUP ACQUIRES NEW WORKS FOR MUSEUM’S COLLECTION

Works featured in Prospect 2016 exhibition at MCASD La Jolla and voted on at Annual Selection Dinner

San Diego, CA—At the 2015 Selection Dinner on Wednesday, June 8, MCASD’s International Collectors and Contemporary Collectors voted to purchase new works by four artists for the Museum's Permanent Collection:

Thursday, Jun 09, 2016 - 12:00 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO TO SHOWCASE BINATIONAL EXHIBITION OF TEEN ARTWORK

Culminating exhibition showcases year-long project with Museo Tamayo in Mexico City as part of international Museums Connect project

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