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Friday, Nov 02, 2018 - 10:18 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO AND UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS PRESENT 2018 RUSSELL LECTURE FEATURING ARTIST ZACKARY DRUCKER

San Diego, CA—On Wednesday, November 14, at 7 PM, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) Department of Visual Arts will present the annual Russell Lecture at the Price Center Theater at UC San Diego. This year’s featured speaker is acclaimed LA-based multimedia artist Zackary Drucker.

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 - 11:30 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO BREAKS GROUND ON $95M EXPANSION PROJECT

San Diego—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) broke ground on its long planned for expansion project this morning at a special ceremony led by MCASD’s David C. Copley Director and CEO Kathryn Kanjo, Board President Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, and Founding Principal of Selldorf Architects, Annabelle Selldorf. Congressman Scott Peters, San Diego City Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry, Assemblyman Todd Gloria, and Supervisor Ron Roberts were all in attendance to celebrate another milestone in this important civic project.

Monday, Oct 08, 2018 - 11:38 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO TO BREAK GROUND ON EXPANSION PROJECT

Groundbreaking Ceremony to be Held Oct. 18

On October 18, 2018, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will break ground on its highly anticipated $95M expansion project in La Jolla.

This momentous event will be led by the Museum’s David C. Copley Director and CEO Kathryn Kanjo, Board President Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, and Founding Principal of Selldorf Architects Annabelle Selldorf. MCASD Trustees and Capital Campaign supporters will be in attendance.

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 - 4:04 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO ANNOUNCES ROBUST LINE-UP OF FALL AND WINTER PROGRAMS TO ACCOMPANY NEW EXHIBITION, BEING HERE WITH YOU/ ESTANDO AQUÍ CONTIGO: 42 ARTISTS FROM SAN DIEGO AND TIJUANA

San Diego, CA— On Thursday, September 20, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego opened a new exhibition, Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo: 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana. Highlighting distinctive practices shaping conversations and communities in our binational region and beyond, the exhibition brings together work by 42 artists and collectives living and working in the San Diego and Tijuana region. The exhibition will remain on view through February 3, 2019.

Friday, Jun 29, 2018 - 12:24 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO TO HOST 42nd ANNUAL MONTE CARLO GALA

The Museum’s most significant fundraiser of the year will be held at the home of Iris and Matthew Strauss

San Diego, CA—TheMuseum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will host its 42nd annual Monte Carlo gala, themed “An Art Affair,” from 6:30 to 11:30 PM on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The event will be held at the private Rancho Santa Fe home of devoted arts patrons and ARTnews Top 200 Art Collectors, Iris and Matthew Strauss. The couple’s 21,000 square-foot estate, Rancho del Arte, is filled with hundreds of works by internationally recognized artists from the 1980s to the present.

Friday, Mar 02, 2018 - 12:00 pm

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO ANNOUNCES SPRING EXHIBITIONS

San Diego, CA— The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present two solo exhibitions at its downtown location this spring. Yve Laris Cohen: Meeting Ground and Sadie Barnette: Dear 1968,… will open on Thursday, April 19, during the Museum’s popular monthly program, Downtown at Sundown. The new exhibitions will remain on view through September 2, 2018.

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Wednesday, Feb 07, 2018 - 9:00 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO TO RECEIVE $25,000 GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

San Diego, CA—National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $25,000 to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego for the Extended School Partnership (ESP) program.

Friday, Feb 02, 2018 - 8:00 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO ANNOUNCES ART AUCTION 2018 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS LIST

San Diego, CA—The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is pleased to release the list of participating artists for Art Auction 2018. From local favorites and mid-career artists, to internationally recognized art stars, this impressive line-up offers many opportunities for San Diego’s collecting community.

Monday, Jan 08, 2018 - 9:00 am

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO ANNOUNCES UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS THROUGH 2018

San Diego, CA— The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) presents its 2018 exhibition schedule for the downtown location. Renovation work continues at the Museum’s La Jolla location, which is expected to reopen in late 2020.

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