Summer 2020
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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.

See Who Won the "Get Famous with the Greedy Organ" Art Contest!

The people have spoken!

More than 4,200 votes were cast on Facebook, and more than 200 votes were cast in person at last week’s showcase event! We are pleased to announce the People’s Choice winners of the “Get Famous with the Greedy Organ” art competition. Click here to see images of the winner's artworks.

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.