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MCASD  MCASD serves diverse audiences through the exhibition, interpretation, collection, and preservation of art created since 1950.

"Best known for Synecdoche (1991), a grid of hundreds of monochrome “self-portraits”—the colors corresponding to their sitters’ skin tone—Byron Kim explored identity politics with his early abstract paintings." - @artsy
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[Image: Byron Kim, Synecdoche: Barbara Arledge, C.W. Kim,... Victor Vilaplana, (1994). Oil and wax medium on panel, 10 x 8 in. each of 25. Museum purchase, Contemporary Collectors Fund, © Byron Kim 1994]

Marked by several major historical events, 1968 is often considered to be one of the most turbulent years of the 20th century in the United States. MCASD’s eXit pARTy: Revisiting 1968 on Thursday, June 28 invites reflections and reexaminations of the historic activism and protests of that year, and how they continue to reverberate with today’s urgent social issues.
Join us for exhibition tours, live music, art-making, custom cocktails, and the chance to dive deeper into our current exhibitions: Yve Laris Cohen: Meeting Ground and Sadie Barnette: Dear 1968,…
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Tickets at mcasd.org/exit1968
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Image: Sadie Barnette, Untitled (Black 1968), 2017, graphite on paper, framed: 43 × 55in. (109.2 × 139.7cm), sheet: 38 × 50in. (96.5 × 127cm). Courtesy of the artist.

Join us at 1001 Kettner Blvd.at 6:30 PM for a digital dialogue with Justin Manor of @sosolimited, a firm dedicated to redefining space through experiences driven by design and technology. We'll challenge each other to create inspired "reactions" to our permanent collection in real time using our new digital platform, MCASD React. Together we'll discuss how artists respond to history, each other, and the world around them as we consider the possibilities for engaging with art by way of the technology we hold in the palms of our hands. Be one of the first 100 guests and you'll take home a limited-edition MCASD React T-shirt!
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[Image: Tina Barney, Jill and Polly in the Bathroom, (1987). Ektacolor Plus print, edition 4 of 10, 45 1/4 x 58 in. Museum purchase with funds from Lannan Foundation, © Tina Barney 1987]

We’re pleased to announce the acquisition of three new works into MCASD’s permanent collection! At last night’s Selection Dinner, Members of MCASD’s Collectors groups voted to acquire Judith Linhares’ Slope, Jim Shaw’s Superman body parts, and Yinka Shonibare, MBE’s Material I. See the works on view in our galleries through September 2.
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Images: Judith Linhares, Slope, 2011. Courtesy of the artist and VARIOUS SMALL FIRES, Los Angeles. Photo by Pablo Mason. / Jim Shaw, Superman body parts, 2010. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo. Photo by Pablo Mason. / Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Material l, 2017 ©Yinka Shonibare. Courtesy James Cohan, New York. Photo by Pablo Mason.
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#jimshaw #judithlinhares #yinkashonibare #mcasd #selectiondinner #acquistion #permanentcollection

This Thursday, starting at 6:30PM, join our Education team for a special MCASD React event in association with Downtown at Sundown, located at 1001 Kettner Blvd.
MCASD React is our new digital platform that offers an opportunity to share how art impacts your life. Show us how artwork makes you feel, how it makes you think, and how it inspires you to create.
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[Image: Daniel Joseph Martinez, Self-portrait #9B Fifth attempt to clone mental disorder or How one philosophizes with a hammer, After Gustave Moreau, Prometheus, 1868; David Cronenberg, Videodrome, 1981, (2001). Digital Print, 48 x 60 in. Museum purchase; © Daniel Joseph Martinez.]

Tickets to the Axline Lecture are now on sale to Members! Join us on Tuesday, July 10 at The San Diego Museum of Art for this annual lecture featuring painter and sculptor Nancy Lorenz. The artist’s art and alchemy are the subject of the exhibition Nancy Lorenz: Moon Gold, on view at The San Diego Museum of Art through September 3.
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Not a Member? Join today at mcasd.org/join and secure your Axline tickets before they’re released to the general public on June 26!
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Image: Nancy Lorenz, Rock Garden Room (detail), 2004. Silver leaf, mother-of-pearl inlay, pigment, gesso, shellac, on wood panels. Photography by Adam Reich.

This Thursday, make plans to explore Sadie Barnette's exhibition Dear 1968,... and Yve Laris Cohen's Meeting Ground during Downtown at Sundown from 5:00:PM -8:00PM. Free Museum admission and exhibition tours plus free entry to the SDSU Downtown Gallery add up to a full evening of art, music (provided by Miss Lady D), food (Original Herbivore food truck), and a chance to REACT to our digital collection over at 1001 Kettner Blvd.
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For more information, visit our Events page at MCASD.org.

Nurture your child’s creativity with a week-long exploration of contemporary art at MCASD’s Summer C.A.M.P. (Contemporary Art, Media, Process).
C.A.M.P. is designed to encourage artistic expression, art appreciation, and imagination with in-gallery discussions, art-making workshops led by our Gallery Educators, and explorations of nearby site-specific installations.
Half day and full day options are available:
> July 30-August 3 (6 to 10-year-olds)
> August 6-10 (11 to 14-year-olds)
Pricing starts at just $99 for Members for a full week of half-day CAMP.
Secure your child’s spot today at mcasd.org/camp!

Indulge yourself this weekend with a visit to two insightful exhibitions. At 1001 Kettner Boulevard, our TAG (Teen Advisory Group) exhibition features innovative and thoughtful responses to issues of food justice.
Across the street, don’t miss Sadie Barnette’s evocative work in Dear 1968,... a deeply personal and informative exhibition examining the political injustices of recent history as it pertains to her own family.
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The 2018 Teen Advisory Group showcase is supported by The Hearst Foundation, California Arts Council, and the Office of Councilmember Barbary Bry. Free admission for ages 25 and under is supported by Qualcomm Foundation. Institutional support of MCASD is provided by City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the San Diego Community Enhancement Fund.
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Installation image of Sadie Barnette: Dear 1968,… at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo credit Michael Underwood.

Mark your calendar for another eXit pARTy on Thursday, June 28. Inspired by current exhibitions Yve Laris Cohen: Meeting Ground and Sadie Barnette: Dear 1968,..., eXit pARTy: Revisiting 1968 invites reflections and reexaminations of the historic activism and protests of that year, and how they continue to reverberate with today’s urgent social issues.
Admission is FREE for MCASD Members!
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Tickets at mcasd.org.
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#exitparty #mcasd #yvelariscohen #sadiebarnette

Thank you @calartscouncil! We are honored to receive three grants to continue high-quality MCASD programming for teens, active duty military personnel, and middle and high school students and educators. #ArtsCA

Art can connect families in ways that allow us to grow and learn together. Join our Gallery Educators on Saturday, June 23rd from 2:00PM-4:00PM for a lively discussion of the current exhibitions, followed by an art-making workshop designed to help you unleash your collective creativity. This program is recommended for families with children ages five and older.
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The Family ArtLAB program is free for Members and Military families, and $15 for non-member families. Museum admission is included. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis; capacity is limited to 60 participants. We recommend buying tickets in advance at our downtown location (1100 Kettner Blvd.) The family price includes two adults and up to three youth.
#mcasdeducation #artlab #artmaking #museumeducation #contemporaryart

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