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Patrol Tours

Education & Engagement at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents "Patrol Tours" a series of videos that offer a glimpse of our guards’ perspective on artworks on view and connecting our audiences to our digital assets. 

Screen shot of the exhibition intro text "Commonplace Abstractions" with Spanish translation "Abstracciones cotidianas"

Introducing Family ArtLab: Home Edition

Education & Engagement at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents " Family ArtLab: Home Edition introducing the work, Evening, 2019 by Tschabalala Self, giving viewers an interpretation of her artwork in a fun and dynamic activity for the family to make.

Participant holding up their portrait to the camera.

Wondering what we have in our collection? REACT to our collection through a mobile museum experience!

Here's to throwback Mondays!

Reintroducing MCASD REACT, a mobile museum experience that connects you to our collection with your reactions.









Have you ever had a conversation with an artwork? Start a dialogue with works in our digital collection.
Wondering what we have in our collection? REACT to our collection through a mobile museum experience

Celebrating our youth partnerships in a time of uncertainty.

Amidst the decision to close the Museum to the public beginning on Saturday, March 14th and this unprecedented time that the globe is facing, came the question: how do we still showcase the work of students and teachers involved in the Extended School Partnership (ESP)? Thanks to the quick thinking, experience, and dedication of Gallery Educators Akiko Mims, Luisa Martínez, Max Lofano, and Olimpia Vazquez Ojeda, showcase installation quickly turned into an impromptu photo session.

ESP 2020 Digital Showcase

Artist Q&A > Nancy Lupo

Nancy Lupo's first museum exhibition is on view MCASD through March 15, 2020. Here, the Los Angeles-based artist speaks with MCASD about her work and current exhibition.
MCASD: Your work is often described through your specific use of materials, from super foods and dental floss to mass produced items such as trash cans or folding chairs. Such materials draw our attention to ubiquitous but often overlooked objects. What is at stake for you in these materials and the ways you bring them together? 
Installation image of Nancy Lupo: Scripts for the Pagaent, at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown, 2019. Photo: Pablo Mason

Artist Q&A > Richard Allen Morris

San Diego-based artist Richard Allen Morris is the subject of the exhibition More like a Forest: Paintings and Sculptures by Richard Allen Morris. Here he discusses aspects of his career and a few of the works featured in the exhibition.

MCASD: When visitors first walk into the Museum they’ll see a series of 39 sculptures all from the 1980s. Can you talk a little bit about the inception of this body of work?

Richard Allen Morris

Artist Q&A: Trevor Paglen

Trevor Paglen is the subject of the mid-career survey Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen, on view at MCASD Downtown through June 2, 2019. MCASD recently spoke with Paglen via Skype at his studio in Berlin.
MCASD: You spent your childhood on military bases. Can you tell us about your relationship to the military and its culture?

Artist Q&A: Lissa Corona

Lissa Corona is a San Diego-based artist and educator whose work explores deeply personal issues, from partnership and intimacy to emotional and physical vulnerability. Here the artist discusses the bold new work that she created for the exhibition Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo.

Still from Lissa Corona’s PULL, 2015, digital video, 3:31 min., exhibited in Being Here With You/Estando aqui contigo: 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana, at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown, 2018.

Artist Q&A > Yve Laris Cohen

Learn more about New York-based, San Diego-born artist Yve Laris Cohen, whose first solo museum exhibition on the West Coast is on view at MCASD Downtown through September 2.

MCASD: Your performances and installations often foreground bodies, buildings, and objects in states of transition—on the cusp of appearing or disappearing. Do these ideas relate to questions surrounding being queer or transgender?


Island Boy, Three DJs, and More at MCASD's eXit pARTy

Prepare for anything but the norm at the second event in MCASD's new eXit pARTy