Summer 2020
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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.

Qualcomm Sponsors 25 and Under Free Program

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will continue to offer free admission for everyone ages 25 and under, thanks to a grant received from the Qualcomm Foundation.

“Since the program’s launch in 2007, more than 70,000 young people have received free admission to the Museum,” said Hugh M. Davies, MCASD’s David C. Copley Director and CEO. “As a major cultural institution in San Diego, it is our responsibility to offer access to youth and young adults to learn about contemporary visual art and ideas, and through this grant from the Qualcomm Foundation we can continue to do so.”

MCASD Teams Up with Doodle 4 Google

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is supporting Doodle 4 Google 2012 by hosting a presentation of the doodles by the state finalists at MCASD Downtown this summer.

Doodle 4 Google is a competition open to K-12 students of U.S. schools to create their own Google doodle. In addition to seeing his or her artwork displayed on Google’s home page, the winning doodler takes home a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for their school.

MCASD to Show Ai Weiwei's Gold Zodiac Heads

MCASD will present the U.S. museum debut of Ai Weiwei’s topical and sumptuous Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold (2010). The installation will be on view in the Strauss Gallery of MCASD Downtown’s Joan and Irwin Jacobs Building from February 23 through July 29, 2012.