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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Access to the very best art of our time

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) offers access to the very best art of our time at two iconic locations. While the La Jolla location is currently closed for a major renovation and expansion project, the downtown location serves as MCASD's primary hub of activity.

The downtown campus captures the energy and vibrancy of the city with site-specific installations by artists Jenny Holzer and Richard Serra, and soaring exhibition spaces that once housed the baggage building for the historic Santa Fe Depot. MCASD provides an unprecedented variety of experiences for the community, showcasing an internally recognized collection and a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and public programs.

The Museum offers free tours with admission at the Downtown location at 2 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

Neighborhood: Downtown

1001 Kettner Blvd at Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

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(858) 454-3541
info@mcasd.org

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Kids Go Free to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2019

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is the region’s foremost forum devoted to the exploration and presentation of the art of our time. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego,...

Events to check out

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Marnie Weber: Songs That Never Die

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Jul 18 - ongoing

Marnie Weber emerged in Los Angeles’s punk music and performance art scene of the 1980s, and has since become known for installations in which sculpture, film, music, costuming, and collage come...

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More Like A Forest

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Jul 18 - ongoing

"And when they knocked this building down. Caused it to fall apart. Richard went around and collected some of its parts and put them together all over again. But when he was finished putting...

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Prospect 2019

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Jul 18 - ongoing

Each year, MCASD organizes Prospect, an eclectic exhibition of artworks considered for acquisition displayed alongside works from the Museum’s collection. The exhibition features works that are...

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To Do • A Mending Project

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Jul 18 - Sep 22, 2019

To Do · A Mending Project was conceived of by artists Michelle Montjoy, Anna O’Cain, and Siobhán Arnold, in response to the escalation of political, social, and economic tensions...

What to Know:

  • Admission ticket is valid for 7 days
  • Military and families and 25 and Under free admission is sponsored by Qualcomm
  • Catch the Amtrak or trolley directly to the Museum (and get $2 off admission)

Don't Miss:

  • San Diego's most creatively lit stairwell, with installation by Roman de Salvo
  • Downtown at Sundown on the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 PM.

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Historic Landmark
  • Ocean View
  • Outdoor

What to Know:

  • Admission ticket is valid for 7 days
  • Military and families and 25 and Under free admission is sponsored by Qualcomm
  • Catch the Amtrak or trolley directly to the Museum (and get $2 off admission)

Don't Miss:

  • San Diego's most creatively lit stairwell, with installation by Roman de Salvo
  • Downtown at Sundown on the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 PM.

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Historic Landmark
  • Ocean View
  • Outdoor
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Senior
  • Waterfront

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