February update for MCASD

January 31, 2009 – 7:23 pm

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What’s Happening in February at the
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego:


Effective 2/1/09, New Hours at all MCASD Locations:
11 AM – 5 PM Thursday – Monday
11 AM – 7 PM Third Thursday
Closed Wednesday

Opening February 22 in Downtown
Rising Tide: Film and Video Works from the MCA Collection, Sydney

Co-organized by MCASD and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, this exhibition focuses on Australian film and video works from MCA, Sydney’s permanent collection.

Modern Masters
Featuring paintings that represent the pinnacle of mid-century art practice, this exhibition highlights works by major modern artists such as Willem de Kooning, Morris Louis, Joan Mitchell, and Mark Rothko.


Beautiful Losers
Thursday, 2/26/09 > 7 PM > La Jolla

Don’t miss the San Diego premiere of Beautiful Losers, a quirky documentary offering a collective portrait of like-minded artists who emerged from the underground art, music, and skateboarding scenes of the early 1990s.


Thursday Night Thing (TNT) > Fallen Fruit
Thursday, 2/5/09 > 7-10 PM > Downtown

Hear the founding members of Fallen Fruit–an LA-based activist art project–discuss their work at the beginning of the night, then stay for communal jam-making, artist talks, live music, and many other fruit-centric experiences.

Master Architects Lecture Series
Sunday, 2/8/09 and Friday, 2/27/09 > Salk Institute
To celebrate the great achievements of Louis Kahn, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and MCASD will present a six-part lecture series featuring some of the world’s most notable architects. The series kicks off with Frank Gehry on Feb. 8 (4 pm), followed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien on Feb. 27 (7 pm). More info . . .

Nordstrom 2009 Spring Designer Preview
Thursday, 2/12/09, 6 PM > MCASD Downtown
Get a sneak peek at the latest trends as the Museum’s galleries are transformed into a Mecca of high-fashion.


Members-Only TNT Speakeasy
Thursday, 2/5/09 > 7-10 PM > Downtown
Show your MCASD Membership card and gain access to this exclusive lounge, where you can sample complimentary fruit-infused vodka, part of Fallen Fruit’s ongoing Neighborhood Infusions project.

Patricia Piccinini, Sandman, 2002. Featured in the exhibition Rising Tide.
Morris Louis, Beth Beth (veil), 1958. Featured in the exhibition Modern Masters.
Film: Beautiful Losers
Fallen Fruit
Nordstrom Designer Spring Preview

Visit our Web site anytime to stay up-to-date on programs, films, workshops, TNT, and more! Visit www.mcasd.org.



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