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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.

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.