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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

What it's like to be an MCASD intern

We asked our Summer 2015 interns what it's like to be an intern at MCASD, and here's what they said!

Learn more about our internship programs here. Our summer program is about to end, but be sure to keep your eyes peeled for details about our fall offerings. 


Name: Logan Brantley

School: University of NC Wilmington

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Department: Retail Operations

Summer 2015 MCASD Interns

MCASD Downtown: The Gateway to the Panama-California Exposition of 1915

In the summer of 2016, MCASD will present the exhibitions John D. Spreckels and The Impossible Railroad and Pond Lily Over Mushroom Cloud: Byron Kim Adapts the Black on Black Cosmology of Maria Martinez to celebrate the Centennial of the Balboa Park 1915 Panama-California Exposition.

ArtOASIS: A conversation about MCASD’s art-based program for combat troops with PTSD

This year MCASD worked in partnership with Combat Arts, a local nonprofit organization that provides art experiences for combat troops, to create San Diego ArtOASIS—a comprehensive art-based program to support the recovery of active military personnel overcoming Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Through the ArtOASIS program, the Museum offers a series of private gallery tours and weekly art-making workshops that will culminate in a publicly presented and celebrated showcase of the participants’ artworks on Thursday, May 14 at MCASD La Jolla at 10:30 AM.

ArtOASIS: A conversation about MCASD’s art-based program for combat troops with PTSD

Meet the Maker: Molly M Designs

Molly McGrath is the creative mind behind Molly M Designs. She trained professionally as an architect, and after using a laser cutter to make architectural models, recognized its unique potential to make jewelry and other objects. Her approach to design is heavily influenced by her background in architecture—a synthesis of concept, form, material, details, connections, and use.

Museum Month with MCASD

For the entire month of February, join MCASD as Macy's Museum Month gives San Diegans a chance to discover what's new at 45 San Diego museums with incredible savings. Participants can pick up a free Macy's Museum Month pass at any local Macy's store to enjoy half-off admission at both MCASD locations through the entire month of February.

On the Road with Colter Jacobsen

A Q&A with the San Diego-born artist who traveled by foot and train from San Francisco to San Diego to prepare for his first museum exhibition, currently on view at MCASD Downtown

MCASD: Could you tell us about your recent trip, from your longtime home of San Francisco to your first home in San Diego? What were your motivations for taking the trip?