Summer 2020
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Pardon Our Dust

Due to trolley renovations, Kettner Blvd. will be closed to car traffic, but open to pedestrian traffic, between Broadway and B Street on October 28-30. The Museum will remain open during construction.

Phenomenal In The News

The Los Angeles Times reviews our newest exhibition: “Simply put, ‘Phenomenal’ it is.”  The Wall Street Journal calls it “the most visually satisfying meal on the PST menu.”

Behind The Scenes: Installing Phenomenal

MCASD unleashes a group of videos featuring the installation process of Phenomenal. Also learn more about each artist and what inspired them – listen to interviews with the artists and Curator Robin Clark.

thoughtLAB Opens in La Jolla

thoughtLAB is a new space at MCASD La Jolla for personal reflection and public dialogue surrounding the exhibitions on view. Read, discuss, write, and make the Museum your own in this space designed to inspire reflection, curiosity, and research. thoughtLAB also acts as a public forum, playing host to a variety of programs such as Xcerpts, a book club-inspired series that invites people to discuss excerpts of books from the Museum’s library collection.

Product Porch Now Open Downtown

Product Porch, a unique pop-up store, is now open at 1001 Kettner Blvd. This six-month retail experiment serves as a destination for new design and creative retail in San Diego. A collaboration between MCASD and successful design retailers Brooks Hudson Thomas and Blaire Dessent, Product Porch will offer accessories, functional objects, and furniture made by a new generation of creative talents from all over the world. More...

Ai Weiwei Protest Ends

Thank you, San Diego art community, for your incredible support. The 24-hour Sit-in has ended, but the protest continues. Visit to sign the petition calling for Ai Weiwei's release.

MCASD Kicks Off 24-Hour Protest

Artists, students, journalists, Museum staff, and others participate in 24-hour sit-in to support Ai Weiwei.

MCASD Celebrates International Museum Day

Today only MCASD is offering 20% off Dual/Family, Contributor, and Patron level memberships. Stop by the front desk at either location or purchase online with promo code MUSEUM DAY.

Sitting in Solidarity for Ai Weiwei

On Thursday, May 19, MCASD will stage a 24-hour protest in support of detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

Collectors Acquire New Works for MCASD

On Wednesday, May 11, MCASD’s International Collectors and Contemporary Collectors voted to purchase new works by Ai Weiwei, Helen Pashgian, and Sam Gilliam for the Museum's collection.