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Step Right Up: Circus Trains

The circus is in town at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum! Our Summer Exhibit, Step Right Up: Circus Trains, is full of fascinating and colorful model trains, railroad cars, and animals. Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore railroad history through the wonderful world of the circus. 
Circus trains are perhaps the most iconic way for circuses to travel around the United States. For more than 140 years, trains were the easiest way to transport the massive animals, heavy equipment, and hundreds of crew and performers needed to perform large circuses. 
This exhibit will run June - November 2023 

San Diego Model Railroad Museum
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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Date & Time

Jun 13 - ongoing
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Recurs every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Price

Included in admission

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Join us for Legacy Week at the USS Midway Museum, the centerpiece of Memorial Day celebrations in San Diego. Legacy Week is a heartfelt tribute to our military's valor and sacrifices, offering a series of events designed for everyone to experience the spirit of honor, remembrance, and celebration. From the exhilarating Top Gun Maverick Party & Movie Night and exclusive encounters with aviators with their aircraft to a solemn Memorial Day Wreath Ceremony, Legacy Week encapsulates the essence of Memorial Day weekend.

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Art in Motion: MCASD Summer Camp

Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2024

Come join the whirlwind of art in motion at MCASD!

We will explore the exciting works of Jeannette Ehlers and Daniel Lind Ramos from MCASD’s exhibition, Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today, as well as the sculptural work of Niki de Saint Phalle and Tom Driscoll from our permanent collection.

Explore movement-based art through flip books, claymation, optical toy thaumatropes and more.
Make new friends as you collaborate on a hand-crank TV show and become an art star!

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Sound and Liberation, featuring Def Sound

Jun 20, 2024

Sound and Liberation is a live performance series created by The Hill Street Country Club that encourages a more involved and intimate experience with an intentional transfer of energy between the artist and their audience. Through this collaboration, HSCC and MCASD are proud to host Afro-Caribbean conceptual word artist Def Sound and invite guests to experience an intentional, intimate gathering offering, “music as medicine.”

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Art Auction 2024

May 10, 2024


Mark your calendars and prepare to bid on works of art in support of MCASD! The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s celebrated biennial Art Auction returns with live and silent auctions of approximately 60 works. Bid on painting, sculpture, and work on paper by early career and internationally recognized artists. All proceeds from the event benefit MCASD’s world-class exhibitions and education programs. Enjoy an evening of champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and excitement as you bid on works at a variety of price points to add to your collection.

Featured artists will be announced this Spring.

Gold Circle ticket holders will receive a limited-edition Art Auction 2024 paddle designed by artist June Edmonds.

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Legacy Week

May 24 - May 27, 2024
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Art in Motion: MCASD Summer Camp

Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2024
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Sound and Liberation, featuring Def Sound

Jun 20, 2024
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Art Auction 2024

May 10, 2024
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