Downtown at Sundown

Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 - 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Visual and performing arts converge at MCASD’s after-hours offering, Downtown at Sundown. On the third Thursday of every month, enjoy free Museum admission and exhibition tours, DJ-spun tunes, free entry at SDSU Downtown Gallery, drink specials at the adjacent Stone Brewing Company Store, and so much more.

Join MCASD Gallery Educators at 5:30 and 6:45 PM to tour Nancy Lupo: Scripts for the Pageant, México quiero conocerte: Photographs by Graciela Iturbide and Manuel Álvarez Bravo, and Bound to the Earth: Art, Materiality, and the Natural World.

February's Downtown at Sundown will feature An Outside Perspective talk at 6 PM with Jessica Block is a Research Analyst with Calit2 at UCSD. She is an interdisciplinary geologist and urban ecologist specializing in management and fusion of datasets--Fires and who they are becoming unstable in the face of climate change! MCASD is pleased to present a series of talks featuring distinguished scientists who will discuss issues related to climate change in conjunction with the exhibition Oscar Romo: Recovered Stream.

From 6:15 PM -6:45 PM SDSU Art Gallery welcomes you for a Gallery Talk with artist Amelia Malagamba and Gilberto Cárdenas to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the SDSU Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies with the current exhibition, Chicano/a/x Printmaking: Making Prints and Making History--50 Years of Art Activism.

At 7:00 PM Nancy Lupo's Open Mouth will serve as the stage for Hard to Read, a reading and performance. Hosted by author Fiona Alison Duncan (Exquisite Mariposa), this reading will unfold a set of connections embedded in Lupo’s body of work and the museum site. Joining Duncan and Lupo are filmmaker Babette Mangolte (Selected Writings, 1998-2015), writer Alvin Li (video from Shanghai), and poets Sandra Doller (Leave Your Body Behind) and Ariana Reines (The Cow, A Sand Book).

Hard to Read is a literary social practice founded by Fiona Alison Duncan.

This is the second Hard to Read offering produced in collaboration with Nancy Lupo. The first, “Crown, Neck,” Root,” took place in November 2019, on the occasion of Open Mouth’s installation in Pershing Square, Los Angeles.

Hungry for more? Enjoy happy hour specials next door at the Stone Brewing Company Store or dine at our neighborhood restaurant partner AAHARN by Koon Thai.

Grab your friends and head downtown to explore all the Core Columbia neighborhood has to offer!