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.

TAG--You're It!

MCASD's Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is comprised of 20 teens from Tijuana to Carlsbad who meet at the Museum to offer input into public teen programs and study works of art through discussions, projects, and meetings with artists and arts professionals.

What happens after TAG? Read about members from last year’s program and see how MCASD impacted their high school experience and beyond.


Q: What are you doing now?

Join the M.A.D.ness during Member Appreciation Days

This November 23-25, show your valid membership card to receive free admission and 20% store discount at more than 20 museums throughout Southern California. Don't miss the opportunity to get 20% off your purchase at the X Store in La Jolla.

Download the details and list of participating museums.

Teachers Take on the Museum

Know any teachers? Give them our number. MCASD’s Extended School Partnership (ESP) program helps to empower 6th- 12th grade teachers to use the Museum as an extension of the classroom. The program consists of professional development for the classroom teacher, class visits to the Museum led by both the classroom teacher and MCASD Gallery Educators and, and a culminating event in which students showcase their accomplishments at the Museum.

What Makes MCASD tick? Hannah Van Arsdale Explores.

High Tech High student and Communications intern Hannah Van Arsdale took a behind the scenes look at what makes the Museum tick. Hannah chatted with teens, Curators, Human Resources, and more as she explored the "Art People" behind the Museum walls.

Beautiful work Hannah. We hope you enjoyed your time at MCASD as much as we enjoyed having you here.

Art Boxed San Diego Exhibition Opens Friday, October 5 at NTC Liberty Station

October 1 marked the beginning of Fall for the Arts, a month-long spotlight on the many vibrant arts and cultural activities throughout the region, initiated by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month.

San Diego Film Festival at MCASD La Jolla

This weekend, the highly anticipated San Diego Film Festival lands at our location in La Jolla. For tickets and a full schedule of events, please visit the San Diego Film Festival website.

Only MCASD Members will receive a 20% discount off VIP, Festival, Screening and Day passes (promo code: MCASD). This discount is not available anywhere else. Not an MCASD Member? Join now! Membership starts at $45. 

The Stars of Monte Carlo On Screen

Wondering what's in sore for Saturday's Monte Carlo? Check out the artists and entertainers headlining this year's event. Get your ticets now--it's not too late!



Meet MCASD Member Christopher Plouffe

Every quarter MCASD likes to interivew one of our most interesting members. This time we chatted with Christopher Plouffe about his love for art, MCASD, and paleontology. Take a look.


Occupation: Paleontologist
Residence: University Heights

MCASD's Film Curator Neil Kendricks Offers Sneak Peek of alt.pictureshows '12

Part film curator and part filmmaker, Neil Kendricks is a guru of the silver screen. Throughout the year he visits film festivals across the country, painstakingly plotting to bring the very best selection of this year's short films to alt.pictureshows, MCASD's annual film festival. Take a look at what he's got up his sleeve for the 10th anniversary of this highly anticipated event. Don't miss the action on August 30, 7-10 PM, at MCASD La Jolla. Get your tickets now.