Elizabeth Chaney Collaboration with MCASD Teen Art Council

During spring 2012, San Diego/ Tijuana-based artist Elizabeth Chaney collaborated with the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Teen Art Council (TAC) to design and implement “A Night of Forks & Film.” This public teen program invited 50 San Diego teens to an artist-curated dinner to discuss issues raised by the film Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves, a nine-screen video installation that explores the movement of people across countries and continents and meditates on unfinished journeys.

An MCASD Mascot? You Bet!

This summer, the Nationwide Museum Mascot Project (NWMMP) will start and end its 2012 Summer Tour at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD). The tour kicks off Sunday, June 3, where the mascot will greet visitors at MCASD La Jolla and direct them to the Sculpture Garden (the galleries will be closed for installation), and then travel downtown via public transit to greet visitors at MCASD Downtown in the afternoon.

Check out the Doodle 4 Google State Finalists at MCASD Downtown!

Beginning today through September 30, you can see artwork by the top 10 California finalists in this year's Doodle 4 Google competition. Entries are featured in the display windows inside One America Plaza at the corner of Kettner and Broadway. One of the four national finalists was 12-year-old Herman Wang of West Covina, who will receive a $5,000 scholarship for college from Google.

Get Inspiration for Your Contest Entry: May 20 & May 31

Looking for a little inspiration for your "Get Famous with the Greedy Organ" art contest entry? Stop by one of our upcoming inspiration workshops where MCASD staff will be on hand to get you started. Gather ideas, get your creative juices flowing, or work on your submissions at our booth. Both of these events are free and open to the public. The deadline is quickly approaching!

Get Famous with the Greedy Organ

The human eye likes to selfishly devour contemporary art. Create original art inspired by the Greedy Organ eyeball and it could be your ticket to fame.

Today, MCASD announced the “Get Famous with the Greedy Organ” contest, inviting people ages 25 and under to submit their original art for the chance to have their work displayed at a showcase event and be featured in future advertising.

The Art of Dining

For the months of April and May, present your MCASD membership card or admission ticket when dining at Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar and receive 20% off your purchase.

Roppongi’s bold menu invites guests to share dishes and try a mélange of flavors in a relaxed, upscale, and intimate setting in the village of La Jolla. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Happy Hour from 3 – 6 pm daily.

*Valid for up to four guests. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Offer valid through May 31.

MCASD Receives Major Gift of Art

A private art collection amassed over more than 30 years is returning home to San Diego, bringing to the city masterpieces of minimalism and of German Expressionism. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and The San Diego Museum of Art announced yesterday they are  the recipients of a major bequest valued at more than $40 million from the late Dr. Vance E. Kondon and his wife Elisabeth Giesberger.

Product Porch Debuts Print by Artist John Bauer

Product Porch at MCASD Downtown is proud to announce a new, limited-edition print by San Diego-born, LA-based artist John Bauer.

The print, an edition of five, is a black and silver silkscreen on Twinrocker handmade paper. Bauer is a painter who often employs many non-painting techniques in his practice, including digital graphic design, screen-printing, spray painting, and stenciling. He works frequently with a monochromatic palette, incorporating the pixelated effect of print media to create a sense of frenetic, information overload reflective of urban experience.

MCASD Launches Tumblr with 25 Works of Art in 25 Days

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is bringing art beyond the museum walls.

Today we launched a tumblr that will showcase works from the Museum’s permanent collection and invite the public to share their comments: what they see, how the art makes them feel, or why it moves them. The tumblr kicks off with 25 works of art in 25 days.