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Downtown at Sundown

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 - 5:00 PM to Friday, Mar 18, 2016 - 7:45 PM

Visual arts and performing arts converge at MCASD’s new after-hours offering: Downtown at Sundown. On the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 PM, local partners Stone Brewing Company, The Flight Path Wine Bar & Bistro, and SDSU Downtown Gallery join MCASD to welcome you to the downtown neighborhood of Core-Columbia.

Celebrate the opening of Do Ho Suh at this Downtown at Sundown event. 

Enjoy free admission and guided tours of exhibitions at MCASD Downtown and SDSU Downtown Gallery, located just one block south of the Museum. Take advantage of $5 drink and appetizer specials at The Flight Path Wine Bar & Bistro and Stone Brewing Company, next door to the Museum on Kettner. Grab a bite to eat at Tacos La Mezcla food truck, parked right outside, and enjoy free samples of Illy Italian iced coffee. At MCASD Downtown, guests will enjoy music by emerging DJs, and performing art events ranging from dance excerpts to music ensembles or spoken word. Join conversation-based tours led by our Gallery Educators at 5:30 and 6:45 PM, or peruse the shelves of the pop-up book truck parked on the North Plaza at 1001 Kettner. Curl up with your selection on outdoor furniture supplied by the Downtown San Diego Partnership for an al fresco read. Don't miss teaser performances by transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project, as well as a special showcase featuring artwork by St. Miguel High School students. 

The Member Exclusive lecture with Artist Do Ho Suh at 5 PM during Downtown at Sundown is sold out. Members can still enjoy free exhibition tours at 5:30 and 6:45 PM, or join us on Monday at 2 PM for A Curator's Perspective with MCASD Deputy Director, Art and Programs, Kathryn Kanjo, free of charge. 

Visit the SDSU Downtown Gallery for an artist-led tour of their exhibition Energy: Made in Form. San Diego State University faculty and MFA graduate program students, and regional artists included in the exhibition, will engage with the public and explore the intangible concept of energy as visualized through various creative processes, from 19th century technology to handmade craft. Come learn more about the works on view and the artists who made them.