See Phenomenal This Weekend (Closed Thursday)

MCASD will be closed on Thursday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, but will reopen Friday and remain open throughout the weekend. Show off your hometown by bringing friends and family to see the exhibition the New York Times calls "impeccable." Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface is on view in La Jolla as well as both buildings of our downtown campus. Your museum ticket grants you entry to all locations for a full seven days, and ages 25 and under are always free.

Historic La Jolla Cultural Zone Opens Its Doors For One-Day Festival

On November 20, the historic Cultural Zone of La Jolla will be hosting its first annual Open Doors event. This is a free event open to the public.

Breakfast in November: Buy One, Get One Free at Museum Cafe

The Museum Cafe is now open for breakfast seven days a week. During the month of November, when you visit the Museum Cafe for breakfast Monday through Friday and mention Phenomenal, your second entree is FREE!*  Our favorites: The cornmeal pancakes and the fried egg ciabatta sandwich with truffle aioli and smoked applewood bacon.

Don't forget: Present your same-day Museum Cafe receipt to receive $2 off admission at MCASD.

*Offer valid Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 11:30 AM. Free entree must be of equal or lesser value.   

Pardon Our Dust

Due to trolley renovations, Kettner Blvd. will be closed to car traffic, but open to pedestrian traffic, between Broadway and B Street on October 28-30. The Museum will remain open during construction.

Phenomenal In The News

The Los Angeles Times reviews our newest exhibition: “Simply put, ‘Phenomenal’ it is.”  The Wall Street Journal calls it “the most visually satisfying meal on the PST menu.”

Behind The Scenes: Installing Phenomenal

MCASD unleashes a group of videos featuring the installation process of Phenomenal. Also learn more about each artist and what inspired them – listen to interviews with the artists and Curator Robin Clark.

thoughtLAB Opens in La Jolla

thoughtLAB is a new space at MCASD La Jolla for personal reflection and public dialogue surrounding the exhibitions on view. Read, discuss, write, and make the Museum your own in this space designed to inspire reflection, curiosity, and research. thoughtLAB also acts as a public forum, playing host to a variety of programs such as Xcerpts, a book club-inspired series that invites people to discuss excerpts of books from the Museum’s library collection.