The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) offers access to the very best art of our time in two iconic locations. The flagship location in the village of La Jolla offers a unique blend of contemporary art and natural beauty in a setting that was once the oceanfront home of local philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps. The Irving Gill-designed building allows visitors to take in the fabulous ocean view from the Edwards Garden Gallery, or enjoy lunch on the patio at the Museum Café. The La Jolla location also houses the Museum's X Store, filled with a selection of contemporary art books, apparel, and innovative design objects.
The Museum offers free with admission public tours at the La Jolla location at 2:00 PM on Sundays.
Both locations also host Free Third Thursdays, offering free admission and extended hours at both locations on the third Thursday of the month from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, with a complimentary exhibition tour at 5:30 PM. Visitors can receive half-off admission any day of the month by arriving by bicycle or taking public transit.
Whether visiting MCASD La Jolla or Downtown, what visitors will find is the same: rotating exhibitions of world-class art, compelling public programs, and works from the Museum's permanent collection by promising emerging talent and major figures in the international contemporary art scene.