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Art Auction 2016 > Kathryn Kanjo on Collecting

Art Auction 2016 is less than one month away! As the region's arts enthusiasts prepare, MCASD's Deputy Director, Art and Programs Kathryn Kanjo weighs in with some expert advice on collecting: where to begin, what to look for, and how to know when you've found a keeper.

Museums Connect Teens Reflect on Their Travels

This year, MCASD's Teen Advisory Group has had the opportunity to work directly with teens from Museo Tamayo in Mexico City on a multimedia exhibition about the role of violence in both cultures. This opportunity is part of Museums Connect, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). As part of the program, the teens were able to visit their counterparts in their own country in weeklong exchanges.

Museums Connect Teens Reflect on Their Travels

Teen Advisory Group Q&A

MCASD's Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is composed of diverse teens representing high schools from across San Diego who explore contemporary art by meeting with local artists and discussing art in the Museum's galleries. TAG also imagines, develops, and realizes projects designed to reach the wider Museum audience and advises the Museum on the design, promotion, and staffing of teen programs. This year's TAG members also had to opportunity to participate in MCASD's Museums Connect program, a joint initiative of the U.S.

Teen Advisory Group

Q&A: The Spring Thing Style

Tricia Reina is owner of Tenfold Style and the queen of all the details at The Spring Thing: Modern Mutiny on Friday, March 4 at MCASD Downtown. From the types of flowers at the bar and the lanterns in the lounge, to the color of the napkins at the dinner to the dinner table itself—Tricia is on it.  

Q&A: The Spring Thing Style

Q&A: The Spring Thing's Cicerone

Peter Gutkowski is the certified Cicerone that will be leading The Spring Thing: Modern Mutiny guests on a blind beer tasting adventure during Cocktail Hour. Wondering what a Cicerone is? So were we. MCASD met with Peter to get some details about his trade and what he's got planned for the big night on Friday, March 4 at MCASD Downtown.

Q&A: The Spring Thing's Cicerone

Kettner Exchange Goes Rogue at The Spring Thing

The Spring Thing: Modern Mutiny benefit on March 4 at MCASD Downtown features a family-style dinner masterminded by San Diego's favorite purveyors of progressive American cuisine—Kettner Exchange.

Kettner Exchange Goes Rogue at The Spring Thing

Museum Month 2016!

We are proud to take part in Museum Month 2016! During the month of February, San Diego museum visitors with their Museum Month Pass will recieve half-price admission to over 40 museums in the area! 

Get your pass at any Macy's location and enjoy half-off museum admission for you and up to three of your friends. Each pass also features a $10 coupon off any $30 or more purchase at Macy’s.

Here's a complete list of all the museum participating is this awesome program: 

Museum Month

Donate $16 on December 16th!

Each year we share the important ways your donations go to work at the Museum and ask for your support as we embark on another year of exciting exhibitions and enriching public programs. This year we celebrate La Jolla's iconic sculpture, Hammering Man at 3,110,527 by artist Jonathan Borofsky.

"Let this sculpture be a symbol for all the people...working with others on the planet to create a happier and more enlightened humanity." –Jonathon Borofsky

We're Participating in Kids Free October!

We are proud to participate in Kids Free in October! Though all MCASD visitors under the age of 25 are always welcome to the Museum free of charge, we're excited to be part of this city-wide initiative where children ages 12 and under will be welcomed into dozens of San Diego cultural institutions for free during the month of October!

We're Participating in Kids Free October!

An Intern's Perspective

Madeline Dorvillier is an MCASD Curatorial Intern this summer. As an intern, Maddy works closely with the MCASD staff on projects that foster the development of relevant work experience as well as a deeper understanding of the art field. Maddy's time with MCASD inspired her to address some of the stigmas often assocaited with the studying of art and the art field to reflect on the role her internship has had in determining her career path. 

An Intern's Perspective

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