On October 18, MCASD turns 75

MCASD turns 75

Join us as we commemorate this landmark anniversary with a few of our favorite programs. Celebrate memories made and successes to come as we honor this special time with our community.

Sessions lets you hear directly from MCASD Curators in seminar style lectures on contemporary art. This year Sessions looks closely at contemporary photography from the 1960s to today, featuring artists such as John Baldessari, Martha Rosler, Cindy Sherman, and James Welling. This program takes place at MCASD La Jolla.

Join us for an exciting iteration of Downtown at Sundown from 5-8 PM. Enjoy free admission, exhibition tours, a live DJ, drink specials at our partner businesses next door, and so much more. Cheech Marin will be on hand to sign copies of the Papel Chicano Dos catalogue. This program is FREE to attend and takes place at MCASD Downtown.

Let’s hit the road! Join us for a Field Trip to Tijuana where we’ll explore the city’s contemporary architecture and design scene.

Celebrate MCASD's monumental 75th anniversary with free admission from 11 AM to 5 PM at MCASD La Jolla. The day kicks-off at 11 AM with the opportunity to hear the new David C. Copley Director & CEO Kathryn Kanjo and Director Emeritus Hugh M. Davies discuss the history and future of the Museum in a conversation that will include artist Kim MacConnel, and MCASD Board members Christopher Calkins and Dr. Charles G. Cochrane. The discussion will be moderated by Derrick Cartwright, Director of University Galleries and Professor of Practice at the University of San Diego.

Complimentary architectural tours that will take you from the Ellen Browning Scripps home to renderings of the upcoming building expansion will be offered on the hour. A pop-up park in the Museum’s ocean-view parking lot will offer DJs and live music throughout the day, casual food truck fare, communal picnic tables, and art-making activities for all, and guests can enjoy a hosted lemonade stand all day and birthday cupcakes in the afternoon. Three stations will offer the chance to create works of art inspired by iconic pieces from the Museum’s permanent collection such as Nancy Rubin’s Pleasure Point and Ellsworth Kelly’s Red Blue Green.

UC San Diego students in the Museum Exhibition and Programs class will lead guests on an interactive tour of The Uses of Photography: Art, Politics, and the Reinvention of a Medium, and the Museum’s X Store will offer MCASD Members a 25% discount.

Community Day is made possible thanks to the Audrey S. Geisel, San Diego Foundation/Dr. Seuss Fund.

Are you a Member? Come early for a Members’ breakfast and Meet and Greet with Kathryn Kanjo at 10 AM. Not an MCASD Member? Join today!