Monday, Oct 08, 2018 - 11:38 am
Groundbreaking Ceremony to be Held Oct. 18

On October 18, 2018, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will break ground on its highly anticipated $95M expansion project in La Jolla.

This momentous event will be led by the Museum’s David C. Copley Director and CEO Kathryn Kanjo, Board President Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, and Founding Principal of Selldorf Architects Annabelle Selldorf. MCASD Trustees and Capital Campaign supporters will be in attendance.

Since its founding in 1941 as The Art Center in La Jolla, MCASD has evolved into a leading visual arts organization of national and international renown. With artworks dating from 1950, the permanent collection includes more than 4,700 objects in all media. International in character, the holdings boast strengths in abstraction and minimalism, California art since 1960, Latin American art, and installation art.

As the collection has grown, the building has remained constrained, with inadequate galleries to display its holdings. Prudent real estate acquisitions and strong donor engagement have provided the opportunity for MCASD to expand its La Jolla campus at last, allowing for the dedicated display of the celebrated permanent collection alongside the presentation of temporary exhibitions.

Please join us for the Groundbreaking Ceremony for this transformative project. For more information about MCASD’s expansion project, please visit

Kathryn Kanjo, MCASD’s David C. Copley Director and CEO
Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, MCASD’s Board President
Annabelle Selldorf, Founding Principal of Selldorf Architects
Congressman Scott Peters, California’s 52nd Congressional District
Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry, San Diego City Council District One
Supervisor Ron Roberts, San Diego County Board of Supervisors District Four

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
11 – 11:15 AM Media Availability
11:30 – 12:15 PM AM Speaking Program

MCASD La Jolla
700 Prospect St.
San Diego, CA 92037

- Plans and renderings of MCASD La Jolla expansion design
- Speaker headshots

Media may RSVP to Communications & Marketing Manager Leah Straub at, or 858 454 3541 x119.


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 4,700 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. Kathryn Kanjo 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.