Summer 2020
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Travel with MCASD!

From day-long explorations of regional locales like Tijuana, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs, to international adventures like this summer’s artful expedition to Amsterdam, Münster, and Kassel, MCASD’s travel program invites you to experience contemporary art and travel in new and exciting ways.

Donate $16 on 16!

This season we're preparing to close our La Jolla location to ready the building for a major renovation and expansion that will quadruple the Museum's gallery space, allowing us to exhibit MCASD's world-class, 4700-piece collection of contemporary art year round.

This means a major move for both ourselves and our artwork.

Artist Q&A > Tristano di Robilant

MCASD talks with artist Tristano di Robilant, whose exhibition opens December 16 at MCASD Downtown. In the month following the opening, di Robilant will remain in San Diego as an artist in residence at MCASD, as he develops his next series.

MCASD: You have worked with a range of materials, from bronze and aluminium to ceramics and glass. How do you see these various materials and what are the qualities that attract you to working with them?

On October 18, 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.

MCASD turns 75

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