Join us for a tour of the newly opened Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) in La Jolla that features 97,371 square feet of new space for exhibits; and renovations of 25,046 square feet of existing space, including newly designed galleries and a new entrance. The galleries showcase special exhibits and MCASD's permanent contemporary collection, with vertical windows, high ceilings, and skylights to enhance the art and the spectacular views of the beautiful La Jolla coast. Participants also will want to visit the Museum’s Art Park and Sculpture Garden.
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s full collection includes approximately 5,600 works of art. Of those, there are approximately 350 works on display in La Jolla and the majority on display downtown, as part of 17-20 exhibitions. The La Jolla works were mostly created after 1960 and represent a variety of media and genres: painting, sculpture, video, installation and drawings. Some of the contemporary artists featured at the La Jolla location include: Andy Warhol, Mark Roscoe, Ellsworth Kelly and sculptor Marion Hassinger. A few pieces of the works of artist Niki de Saint Phalle are also included in the permanent collection.
A one-hour tour begins at 10AM at the Museum entrance, led by Educator Norma Schwab. Guests are welcomed to enjoy viewing the museum’s galleries on their own following the tour.
Thursday, July 21. 10am-12pm.
$5/Members, $20/Non-Members. Registration Required.
Photo Credit: Stacy Keck
Please meet at the Museum of Contemporary Art (La Jolla) entrance at 9:45AM.
There is street and limited handicapped parking near the museum.
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