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Thursday, Dec 03, 2015 - 10:29 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) TO PRESENT INSTALLATIONS AND ARTWORKS BY DO HO SUH AT DOWNTOWN LOCATION

West coast debut of artist’s first major solo exhibition in U.S. in over a decade

San Diego, CAThe Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will fill its Downtown location with works by artist Do Ho Suh from March 18, 2016 through July 4, 2016. Do Ho Suh was originated by The Contemporary Austin, and arrives in San Diego following its showing at Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. This solo exhibition features work ranging from large-scale architectural installations and sculptures, to works on paper and video.

Monday, Nov 16, 2015 - 3:50 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) CONNECTS YOUTH WITH BINATIONAL ARTISTS TO CREATE EXHIBITION THAT ADDRESSES SOCIAL ISSUES AS PART OF MUSEUMS CONNECT PROGRAM

Artists Edgardo Aragón and Itzel Martinez will work directly with program participants

San Diego, CASan Diego teens involved in MCASD’s 2015-2016 Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will have the opportunity to work directly with emerging artists Edgardo Aragón and Itzel Martinez to create a multimedia exhibition, in collaboration with teens from Mexico City, that speaks to the role of violence in both cultures.

Monday, Nov 16, 2015 - 3:46 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) ANNOUNCES DOWNTOWN AT SUNDOWN

Focus on increasing access with monthly, after-hours offerings

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will enhance its evening programming in an effort to encourage more opportunities for audiences to engage with the Museum after normal business hours. On Thursday, November 19, the Museum will launch a new monthly after-hours program called Downtown at Sundown. In partnership with local business leaders and the Museum’s culinary neighbors, Downtown at Sundown will provide a sampling of Downtown San Diego’s Core-Columbia district hot spots, along with gallery tours, live performances, and more.

Monday, Nov 16, 2015 - 3:43 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO AND UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS PRESENT 2015 RUSSELL LECTURE FEATURING ARTIST JUDITH BARRY

San Diego, CA—On Wednesday, November 18, 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 featuring artist Judith Barry.

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 - 4:49 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) TO PRESENT INSTALLATIONS BY ROBERT IRWIN, JUDITH BARRY, AND ERNESTO NETO AT DOWNTOWN LOCATION

Three large-scale installations from the Museum’s permanent collection will be featured

San Diego, CAThe Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present three large-scale works from its permanent collection by artists Robert Irwin, Ernesto Neto, and Judith Barry at its downtown location from November 20, 2015 through February 21, 2016. The installations will fill each gallery with immersive artworks that engage viewer’s experience of physical space, light, and sound.

Please contact Leah Straub or Patricia B. Dwyer for high-resolution images of artworks, and to schedule interviews MCASD’s curatorial staff.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 - 3:59 pm

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) WILL FEATURE LOCAL PERFORMERS AND ARTISTS AT ANNUAL MONTE CARLO BENEFIT

Visual artist Matthew J. Mahoney to serve as Artist Ambassador; Cocktail Party to feature body painting by Game Show Network’s SKIN WARS winner, Lana Chromium

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present its 39th annual benefit Monte Carlo: Glamping on Saturday, September 12, from 6:30 PM to 1 AM at its La Jolla location.

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 - 5:01 pm

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD)’S CHIEF CURATOR PROMOTED TO DEPUTY DIRECTOR, ART AND PROGRAMS

Kathryn Kanjo served as Museum’s Chief Curator from 2010-2015

San Diego, CA—Earlier this summer, Hugh M. Davies, The David C. Copley Director & CEO, named Kathryn Kanjo the Deputy Director, Art and Programs.

“Kathryn Kanjo is one of the leading curators in the country. This well-deserved promotion recognizes her many achievements at the Museum,” said Davies. “She’s an incredible asset to the Museum and her passion for art, community outreach, and the curatorial process is unmatched.”

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 - 4:37 pm

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) PRESENTS SAN DIEGO COLLECTS

Exhibition to highlight private art collections of San Diego residents

San Diego, CAThe Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present San Diego Collects at its La Jolla location from September 26, 2015 through January 10, 2016. The exhibition will feature a selection of artworks from private collections around the region.

Please contact Leah Straub or Patricia B. Dwyer for high-resolution images of artworks, and to schedule interviews with MCASD’s Deputy Director, Art and Programs, Kathryn Kanjo.

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 - 11:39 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) TO HOST 39TH ANNUAL BENEFIT, MONTE CARLO: GLAMPING

Funds raised will provide vital support for MCASD’s exhibitions and education programs

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present its 39th annual benefit Monte Carlo: Glamping on Saturday, September 12, from 6:30 PM to 1 AM, at its La Jolla location.

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