MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO ANNOUNCES UPCOMING FALL AND WINTER EVENTS

 
 
Monday, Oct 06, 2014 - 1:42 pm

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) invites the public to enjoy a variety of engaging and inspiring events this fall, including the next installation of the Museum’s popular TNT (Thursday Night Thing) series at MCASD Downtown. With programs designed for educators, students, teens, families and more, there’s something for art enthusiasts of every age and level at MCASD this season. To purchase tickets or learn more about these events, please visit www.mcasd.org.

TNT: EDIFICE
Thursday, October 9 > 7-10 PM
MCASD Downtown

Celebrate our built environment and those who transform it during TNT (Thursday Night thing) in partnership with Archtoberfest, a month-long celebration of architecture, art, and design. Dive deeper into MCASD Downtown’s new exhibitions Rita McBride: Public Tilt and This is How We Walk on the Moon: Colter Jacobsen, with spotlight talks led by Gallery Educators, art-making activities, live music by San Diego-based bands Tropical Popsicle and Barbarian, tasty cocktails, and delicious bites from Slider House food truck presented by SDFoodTrucksMap.com.

This program is free for Members, $8 for students and seniors, and $10 for non-members.

AN ARTIST’S PERSPECTIVE: A MEANDERING WALK WITH COLTER JACOBSEN
Saturday, October 11 > 2-4 PM
MCASD Downtown

Guests will gain insight into the recently opened exhibition This Is How We Walk on the Moon: Colter Jacobsen by walking through the city with the artist, whose works often begin on the street with city-based wanderings. Along the route, MCASD Associate Curator Jill Dawsey will discuss a brief history of walking in art, while Jacobsen will read from his travel notebook, including stories and quotes accumulated during his recent month-long trip by foot and train from his current home of San Francisco to his birth home of San Diego.

This program is sold out.

EXTENDED SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP (ESP) SHOWCASE: CANYON CREST ACADEMY
Thursday, October 16 > 5-7 PM
MCASD La Jolla

Join Canyon Crest Academy students of Painting, Advanced Painting, and College Preparatory English to celebrate their artwork and spoken word performances inspired by our exhibition Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting.

This event is free to attend.

FREE THIRD THURSDAY EVENINGS
Thursday, October 16 > 5-7 PM
Thursday, November 20 > 5-7 PM
Thursday, December 18 > 5-7 PM
MCASD La Jolla & Downtown

On the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 7 PM, visitors receive FREE admission to the Museum, plus free a themed Gallery Educator-led tour beginning at 5:30 PM.

EXTENDED SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP (ESP) SHOWCASE: lA jOLLA cOUNTRY DAY
Thursday, October 16 > 5-7 PM
MCASD Downtown

This year, through the Museum’s Extended School Partnership (ESP) program, La Jolla Country Day students in the Studio Art II class investigated works in the exhibition James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash) and Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting. Students created original works of art in response to their experiences at the Museum. Join these students as we celebrate their work.

This event is free to attend.

FIELD TRIP: SAN DIEGO’S ART SCENE
Friday, October 24, 2014 > 10:30 AM
MCASD Downtown

Immerse yourself in the San Diego art scene on a MCASD-led tour. We'll start the day by highlighting some of San Diego’s best public art, enjoy a hosted lunch at one of the East Village's hottest new eateries, and spend the afternoon visiting with artists in their studios. The day will end with a killer private collection visit and a glass of wine.

Please note that there is a waiver that must be completed before guests can attend this trip. For questions, please email iangelo@mcasd.org.

Tickets for this program are $115 for Members, and $135 for non-members.

TEEN CREATELAB: RITA MCBRIDE: PUBLIC TILT – A RESPONSE TO THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Saturday, October 25 > 1-4 PM
MCASD, Downtown

The objects featured in the exhibition Rita McBride: Public Tilt force viewers to closely examine the built environment and the way we use space. MCASD will invite 40-50 high school students to explore architecture, engineering, and project proposal planning in a half-day workshop led by MCASD Gallery Educator and Designer, Josh Clavell. During the workshop, the teens will become artists, project managers, and architects— using mathematics, engineering, and project planning concepts to design their own installation artwork. They will work collaboratively to outline a budget and detailed plan for how they will construct and build a contemporary art object that they envision. Following the workshop, the participants will be able to stay and explore all the exhibitions on view at MCASD Downtown.

This event is free for current high school students and space will be limited to 50 participants.

To RSVP please email education@mcasd.orgwith the subject line “Teen CreateLAB.” This program will be designed for adolescents (Grades 8 to12).

FAMILY ARTLAB: PAINTING ATELIER
Saturday, October 25 > 2-4 PM
MCASD La Jolla

For more than five decades, Jack Whitten has explored and exploited the possibilities of paint, from formal experiments to abstract expressions. Take part in a Look/Explore tour and let our Gallery Educators lead you and your family in lively conversation about the exhibition Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting, after which you are invited to let your inspiration run wild and create a unique work of art together as a family.

This program is recommended for families with children ages 5 and older.

Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis; capacity is limited to 60 participants. We recommend buying tickets in advance at either Museum location or online. This program is free for Members and Military families, and $15 for non-member families.

SESSIONS IN CONTEMPORARY ART
Tuesday, October 28 though November 18 > 5-6 PM
MCASD La Jolla

Our seminars in contemporary art are back! Join us every Tuesday between October 28 and November 18 from 5-6 PM to take a close look at the major movements that have defined the art of our time. These four seminar courses are led by Chief Curator Kathryn Kanjo, Associate Curator Jill Dawsey, Assistant Curator Elizabeth Rooklidge, and the David C. Copley Director and CEO Hugh Davies.

The seminar topics are:

  • October 28 > Conceptual Art: From Object to Idea
  • November 4 > New Painting: From the Canvas to the Floor
  • November 11 > Video Art: From Portapack to YouTube
  • November 18 > Installations: From the Gallery to the Garden

This program is $15 for Members and $20 for non-members. The cost to attend all four sessions is $45 for Members and $60 for non-members.

ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN SERIES: BUSICK HOME TOUR WITH SEBASTIAN MARISCAL
Wednesday, October 29 > 6:30-8:30 PM

Circle-level Members and above are invited to join architect Sebastian Mariscal for a reception and tour at the home of MCASD Board Member Ron Busick and his wife Cathy. This event is part of the Architecture + Design Series and is open to Circle level Members and above.

For more information or to RSVP, contact aefarrell@mcasd.org or 858 454 3541 x 162.

BLIND DATE
Friday, November 7, 2014 through Friday, February 6, 2014 > 12 PM
MCASD Downtown

In conjunction with the exhibition Rita McBride: Public Tilt, the Museum has invited a series of writers, performers, and cultural thinkers to activate Arena —both a sculpture and a functional modular tribune—on the first Friday of every month for the duration of the show, under the umbrella title “Blind Date.” Take a break from your routine and step into the Museum to play a part in short presentations that promise to energize your weekend.

We will kick off the Blind Date series on November 7, with PSU Art And Social Practice Reference Points Book Series Reading and Reflection. These books are part of the Reference Points series published through Portland State University Art and Social Practice MFA Program. The series is an evolving pedagogical framework in which graduate students formulate and research a significant topic or practitioner(s) related to socially engaged art. Join us as this year’s grad students read and reflect on past publications.

The fee for this event in included in Museum admission.

HOLIDAY MEMBER APPRECIATION DAYS
Friday, November 28, 2014 through Sunday, November 30, 2014
MCASD La Jolla

Holiday M.A.D.ness is back! This weekend MCASD members of all levels are treated to a 20 percent discount in the X Store plus reciprocal admission and 20 percent store discount at the all of the other participating institutions!

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MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD)

Founded in 1941, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is the preeminent contemporary visual arts institution in San Diego County. The Museum's collection includes more than 4,500 works of art created since 1950. In addition to presenting exhibitions by international contemporary artists, the Museum serves thousands of children and adults annually at its varied education programs, and offers a rich program of film, performance, and lectures. MCASD is a private, nonprofit organization, with 501c3 tax-exempt status; it is supported by generous contributions and grants from MCASD Members and other individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Hugh M. Davies is The David C. Copley Director and CEO at MCASD. Institutional support for MCASD is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

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