Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in October

October 16, 2009 – 4:37 am
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What's Happening This Month at the
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego:


Open House: Free Third Thursday Evening
Thursday, 10/15/09 > 5-7 PM > La Jolla
On the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 7 pm, visitors receive FREE admission to the Museum, plus free themed Gallery Guide-led tours beginning at 5 and 6 pm.

Members’ Preview Day: Tara Donovan
Saturday, 10/24/09 > 11 AM-5 PM > Downtown

MCASD Members can catch a sneak preview of the Museum’s newest exhibition, Tara Donovan, before it opens to the public the following day. At 1 pm, Members can enjoy an exhibition walk-through led by Associate Curator Lucía Sanromán. Members RSVP here.

Tenth Annual SDMA/MCASD Axline Lecture Featuring John Richardson
Monday, 10/26/09 > 7 PM > Old Globe

Considered the foremost expert on Pablo Picasso, John Richardson has organized various exhibitions, authored books on Manet and Braque, and is a contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair. More . . .

Members’ Celebration: Tara Donovan

Thursday, 11/5/09 > 6-7 PM > Downtown
MCASD Members are invited to celebrate the opening of Tara Donovan with a special Members-only preview hour prior to that night’s TNT. Members RSVP here.

TNT (Thursday Night Thing)
Thursday, 11/5/09 > 7-10 PM > Downtown
TNT (Thursday Night Thing) returns to MCASD Downtown! Taking inspiration from Tara Donovan’s large-scale installations that are based on the physical properties of accumulated everyday materials, this TNT will celebrate the “Material Wonder” in the everyday. More . . .


Opening 10/25/09 at MCASD Downtown, Jacobs Building
Tara Donovan
MCASD is the only West Coast venue for the first museum retrospective of Tara Donovan, which showcases this provocative artist’s sculptures and installations that transform everyday materials — such as drinking straws and plastic cups — to dazzling effect.

On view at MCASD La Jolla
Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art
Featuring an international roster of both established artists and emerging talents, this imaginative new exhibition weaves architectural imagery within contemporary visual art.

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

Tara Donovan, Untitled
Tara Donovan, Untitled (Styrofoam Cups)
Axline Lecture speaker John Richardson

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