Inside Scoop: An Act of Devotion

Tim Youd has undertaken to retype one hundred classic novels over the course of five years. As part of his undertaking, Tim Youd will retype Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye at MCASD, not far from the La Jolla residence where Chandler wrote the novel. Here Youd discusses the nuts and bolts of his painstaking process. 

See his exhibition, Tim Youd: The Long Goodbye at MCASD's La Jolla location from May 17 to August 31. 

Q&A with Eva Struble

Eva Struble's new exhibition Produce opened on Saturday, April 5.

Get the story here. 

MCASD: Tell us about the conceptual and material evolution of Produce.

In Memoriam: Ernest Silva

San Diego mourns the loss of artist Ernest Silva (1948-2014), a steady and steadfast presence in the region’s art scene. Ernie taught at UC San Diego from 1979 until his retirement last fall. Throughout his tenure, he nurtured numerous students even as he maintained his own active studio practice. His evocative work deploys a repertoire of images from nature and art: a moon shadow, a burning flame, a supine nude, a lone lighthouse.

Peek Into the Process

American artist Mike Berg lives in Istanbul but recently took up residency at MCASD Downtown, where his large, abstract kilims are on view through February 23. 
MCASD: You have painted, made sculptures, and for the past decade worked with textiles. How have you employed pattern in these various media? Do you regard pattern as a kind of abstraction or as a reference?

Member Travel

Contemporary & International Collectors are invited for a weekend getaway to the quirky-cool art destination of Marfa. This Texas gem is an enclave for contemporary art and artists, and the group will experience a behind-the-scenes tour of Ballroom Marfa, visit the Donald Judd-founded Chinati Foundation, enjoy a “Star Party” at the McDonald Observatory, and perhaps experience the infamous Marfa Lights firsthand. 

MCASD Sits Down With Cheech (à la Cheech and Chong)

Learn what makes this collector’s clock tick.

Make Friday the 13th our lucky day!


13 on 13

Today we’re asking you—art lover, Member, supporter, and all around arts and culture enthusiast—to give $13 towards helping us raise $13,000 in 24 hours. Your donation will go towards funding another year of exciting exhibitions and engaging public programs. 
Take a look at what your support allowed us to do in 2013:

Kids Visit Museums for FREE in October!

MCASD waives admission for kids all year long, but during the month of October we're joined by many of San Diego's impressive museums and cultural organizations. Thanks to the San Diego Museum Council, kids are invited to explore San Diego’s diverse museums for free. From October 1 – 31, children ages 12 and under receive FREE admission with a paid adult (limit 2) at any of our nearly 40 participating museums and cultural organizations.

Artist Spotlight: Liza Lou

Liza Lou’s newest large-scale installation Color Field opened at MCASD in July. Bob Pincus recalls his early encounters with artist Liza Lou and her work.