Art is Alive

Art student and MCASD Communications Intern Andres Perez attended this year's Coachella Festival. Check out his insights into the festival, Coachella's art contest, and the two prevalant themes in his life: music and art.

MCASD Announces "Shore Thing," Extended Summer Hours in La Jolla

Looking for a “shore thing” this summer? Thursday nights just got more interesting. We're offering extended summer hours at our La Jolla location, staying open late—until 8 PM—every Thursday evening from June 13 through August 29 (with the exception of July 4).

On the Horizon: Selection Dinner 2013

This year, MCASD’s Collectors groups celebrate their 28th anniversary. Thanks to the combined support of the International and Contemporary Collectors, MCASD has added 94 works to its collection—works that were collectively purchased for approximately $3.2 million and that today are valued at over $12.5 million. The support from our Collectors groups has allowed our curators to discover new artists, enrich the MCASD collection, and build an engaged and informed community of collectors in San Diego.

On the Road: MCASD's Collection Gets Around

Between The Very Large Arrayand Behold, America!, we have recently had hundreds of works of art from our permanent collection displayed in San Diego. But did you know that objects from our collection are also on view across the country?


Thought you saw MCASD staff and board members “riding the pony” on YouTube? You weren’t dreaming. You probably just caught the tail end of Anish Kapoor’s Gangnam Style parody video released last December.

Get Seen: MCASD Announces Second Annual 25 and Under Art Contest

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) recently announced the second annual 25 and Under Art Contest, inviting people ages 25 and under to submit their original art for the chance to win $500 in art supplies and have their work displayed at a showcase event at the Museum’s downtown location on Thursday, May 16.

Young adults and children are invited to create original artwork inspired by the human eye, also known as the Greedy Organ, and submit their entry at by Monday, April 22, 2013.

Robert Pincus Picks

Listen in: Robert Pincus reflects on his favorite corner of Behold, America!

Artist Spotlight: Margaret Noble

From renegade spaces to a proper gallery—read this first-hand account of an artist navigating her way through her first mus

Qualcomm Foundation Pays it Forward

On Behalf of Kids and Young Adults Everywhere, the Museum Says ‘Thank Q!’

Give AND Receive

What do you give the person who has everything? The answer is simple – give the gift of membership to MCASD.  And when you give the gift of membership you, in turn, will receive.

Purchase a Dual/Family ($75) or Contributor-level membership ($150) this holiday season and receive an x-logo insulated tumbler. Or give a membership at the Patron level ($300) or above and receive a coveted x-logo tote bag or x-logo baseball cap.