eXit pARTy > Up for Auction

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM-Friday, Mar 23, 2018 - 9:45 PM

Prepare for an evening of experimentation and imagination at MCASD’s eXit pARTy series. With hands-on activities, performance art, cocktails, and more, MCASD’s eXit pARTies offer MCASD Members new ways to experience contemporary art.

In anticipation of the Museum’s largest fundraiser, the 2018 Art Auction, you’re invited to join fellow Members and art enthusiasts for a special preview party one week prior to the main event. At eXit pARTy > Up for Auction, guests will enjoy spotlight tours of artworks that will be auctioned off at Art Auction 2018 on March 28. This year’s selection includes works by local favorites and international stars.

eXit pARTy > Up for Auction kicks off at 7:30 PM with a panel discussion featuring both industry experts and long-time collectors. Collecting 101: Living with Art will feature Nina Howard from Quint Gallery, Michelle Impey from Chubb Insurance, Rita Boyle from Christie’s, and collectors and MCASD patrons Elizabeth Phelps and Nicole Flaherty.

San Diego-based artist Max Robert Daily will present a special performance of Plaza De Toros and Querencia from 8:30 to 9 PM. In this two-part performance, Daily conjures the image of a bullfight, embodying the personas of both bull and matador. The performance includes participatory elements, and viewers are invited to walk the bullfighting ring.

As an artist working in visual art and performance, Daily’s practice incorporates media ranging from drawing and sculpture to puppetry and mime. He attended the prestigious Cotsen Center for Puppetry at CalArts, and is the proprietor of Oslo, a sardine bar-cum-installation artwork at Bread & Salt in Barrio Logan.

DJ Secret Miracle will set the mood, courtesy of MCASD's music partner, A SHIP IN THE WOODS. As always, Snake Oil will be on hand with seasonal craft cocktails.

eXit pARTies are free for Members and $25 for non-members.