Monday, Jun 13, 2016 - 9:59 am
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.

A highly attended summertime favorite, Shore Thing welcomed more than 3,700 visitors in 2015. This year guests can anticipate the same format they know and love: free Museum admission, free exhibition tours, late gallery hours, affordable libations ($5 beer and wine), picnic blankets in the Edwards Sculpture garden, picnic-style fare by Authentic Flavors, and a breathtaking coastal view of the sunset.

This year Core Hydration will offer fully stocked picnic baskets as a gift when Shore Thing attendees purchase an MCASD Membership at the event, while supplies last. Attendees who become Members of the Museum at the $45 level will receive a picnic basket replete with a KRAVE Beef Jerky packet, two bottles of CORE Hydration water, a Perfect Bar Coupon, and a COOLA Sunscreen sample. Attendees who become Members at the $75 level will be gifted a basket that includes all items noted above, in addition to a Kipa beach blanket. Existing MCASD Members will be able to purchase the baskets for $15 and $35 respectively.

The Shore Thing annual series speaks to MCASD’s mission to provide public access to contemporary art. This program has enhanced the community’s ability to use the Museum as a gathering place. Professionals are able to take advantage of late gallery hours, and all community members have the opportunity to see exhibitions on view free of charge.

For interviews and high resolution images from last year’s Shore Thing series, please contact Communications Associate Patricia B. Dwyer or Communications and Marketing Manager Leah Straub.

About the exhibitions on view during Shore Thing

Holdings: Selections from MCASD’s Collection
On view through September 4, 2016

This summer presentation of permanent collection works highlights the strengths of the Museum’s holdings, including Minimalist and Pop works of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as more recent acquisitions. This exhibition showcases both the historical focus of the Museum, as well as its dedication to living artists.

Holdings: Selections from MCASD’s Collection is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and is made possible by generous lead underwriting support from The Cochrane Exhibition Fund. Additional funding has been provided by Fenner Milton. Institutional support of MCASD is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Fund.

Prospect 2016
On view through September 4, 2016

Each year, MCASD’s curatorial staff organizes an exhibition of works, entitled Prospect, to be considered for acquisition by the Museum’s Collector Circle Members. One or more of these works are then selected by ballot at the Annual Selection Dinner. Funding by the International and Contemporary Collectors has allowed MCASD’s curators vital support to discover new artists, enrich the MCASD collection, and build an engaged and informed community of collectors in San Diego.

This year’s presentation features work by six artists: Rachel Harrison (b. 1966), Kim Jones (b. 1944), Hayv Kahraman (b. 1981), Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015), Hito Steyerl (b. 1966), and Gillian Wearing (b. 1963). While not intended to be viewed thematically, this eclectic grouping nonetheless reveals shared impulses between the works.

About the music
The music for each Shore Thing will be selected by the staff of The Roots Factory, a multipurpose art space and cultural center in Barrio Logan. Part of the Barrio Logan Arts District, The Roots Factory opens their space to local artists and schools for workshops and events, offering a full screen printing press and creative support. They are a grassroots organization supported by volunteers and interns that hosts monthly music and art events.

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Shore Thing is made possible by generous funding from CORE Hydration, corporate partner Tesla San Diego and media partner KPBS. Institutional support of MCASD is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Fund.

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. 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.