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Family ArtLAB Take Home Holiday Edition

ArtLAB: Take-Home Holiday Edition
Have you taken a trip to Westfield UTC Mall this season? Notice the change in artworks on display? This year Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is excited to present the work of American sculptor  Beverly Pepper and has designed playful artmaking activities for you to make at home. This holiday season we invite you to think like an artist and transform materials in creative ways. Start creating!
Photo of two over lapping pop up holiday cards with crayons and markers in the foreground.

ArtLAB: Take-Home Edition is back!

CUT, CARVE, & SCULPT: Your Own Triad
Have you taken a trip to Westfield UTC Mall? Did you noticed the change in artworks on display? This year we are excited to continue to present ArtLAB: Home Edition to bring MCASD art-making experiences for families inspired by the work of American sculptor Beverly Pepper. Start exploring!
Beverly Pepper, Zeus Triad, 1997-1999

Teen Advisory Group is Back in Session

The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is back in session and ready to go digital!

TAG students participating in a workshop by artist duo Chiachio & Giannone.

Family ArtLAB: Take-Home Edition

Did you notice that this summer the MCASD switched the sculptures at the Westfield UTC Mall? We are continuing this 6-year partnership to bring art and art-making experiences for families across La Jolla and all of San Diego to enjoy. Westfield UTC and MCASD is excited to bring you Family ArtLAB: Take-Home Edition inviting everyone to create a work of art inspired by the three sculptures on view.

Half assembled cardboard sculpture sit on a table with a glue stick on the side.

What’s it like to be an intern during a pandemic?

Like most people in the United States, I had to get used to working online. My internship with the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego was conducted entirely online. I was lucky enough that it wasn't canceled after schools closed down due to shelter-in-place orders. However, it meant I had to get used to an at-home set-up: having zooms every other day, using online apps for all sorts of work and communication, constantly checking my email for updates, and going to my kitchen to grab snacks whenever I pleased. It’s what I have come to call business as usual.
Education Intern sitting at a desk facing his computer working.

Family ArtLab: Home Edition-Oscar Romo

Every summer the Education & Engagement department at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego welcomes an intern, and this year is no exception. Working with members of the MCASD staff via weekly zoom meeting, Isaiah Colmenero, created a family-friendly ArtLab inspired by Oscar Romo’s artwork. Romo is an environmental engineer, professor at UCSD, Urban Studies and Planning Program in San Diego, and the watershed coordinator in Los Laureles Canyon, Tijuana.

Photo of roof made of plastic soda bottle bottoms in light blues, clear, and greens.

Continuing to Create in a Pandemic

MCASD Extended School Partnership (ESP) program presents a digital showcase of student artwork from a local high school: Altus Charter School of San Diego. Students from this school created artwork in response to their experiences a museum visit, and lessons in their classroom even after shelter-in-place orders. 
Front cover of ESP Showcase with a black and white photo of a low flying plane and tree tops in the forefront.

Patrol Tours

Education & Engagement at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents "Patrol Tours" a series of videos that offer a glimpse of our guards’ perspective on artworks on view and connecting our audiences to our digital assets. 

Screen shot of the exhibition intro text "Commonplace Abstractions" with Spanish translation "Abstracciones cotidianas"

Introducing Family ArtLab: Home Edition

Education & Engagement at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents " Family ArtLab: Home Edition introducing the work, Evening, 2019 by Tschabalala Self, giving viewers an interpretation of her artwork in a fun and dynamic activity for the family to make.

Participant holding up their portrait to the camera.