MCASD Summer Preview

July 8, 2009 – 7:32 am
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What's Happening in July at the
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego:


Hugh Davies on Francis Bacon
Thursday, 7/16/09 > 7 PM > La Jolla

A renowned scholar on the work of Francis Bacon, MCASD Director Hugh M. Davies has lectured on the artist internationally, most recently at the invitation of the Tate Britain in London. RSVP to this event.

Open House: Free Third Thursday Evening

Thursday, 7/16/09 > 5-7 PM > La Jolla and Downtown
On the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 7 pm, visitors receive FREE admission to both the Museum’s downtown and La Jolla locations. Plus, free themed Gallery Guide-led tours beginning at 5 and 6 pm.

alt.pictureshows returns in August
Thursday, 8/27/09 > 7-10 PM > Downtown
Part cinematic funhouse, part short-film festival extraordinaire, the seventh annual alt.pictureshows continues to break down the barriers of the movie-going experience. Viewers are encouraged to participate in “physical channel surfing” to experience a range of different short films in the Museum’s various exhibition spaces as they screen on a loop throughout the evening.


Opening July 12 at MCASD Downtown
Attempt to Raise Hell
Curated by MCASD Director Hugh M. Davies, the exhibition highlights the Museum’s pioneering history and ongoing commitment to showing, commissioning, and collecting large-scale installation art.

Octagon: Photographs by Kevin Lynch
Octagon presents photographs by Kevin Lynch, who was given unprecedented access to document the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial artists, both ringside and behind the scenes.

On view through September 6 at MCASD La Jolla
MIX: Nine San Diego Architects and Designers
MIX presents the work of nine leading local architects and designers who are redefining housing design and development in the San Diego region and beyond.

For a complete list of exhibitions currently on view at all MCASD locations, visit


Join gala chairs Nancy and Matt Browar for a night of high style-revelry at Club Monte Carlo, MCASD’s 33rd annual Monte Carlo gala fundraiser. For one night only, the Museum’s galleries will be transformed into a multi-level club to satisfy every style. More . . .


Artist Francis Bacon
Visitors viewing the exhibition MIX
alt.pictureshows '09 short film
Dennis Oppenheim, Attempt to Raise Hell, 1974-1985
Kevin Lynch, Forrest Griffin Before and After UFC 66, 2007

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