MCASD November prE-VIEW

November 16, 2009 – 3:02 pm
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What's Happening This Month at the
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego:


Art Talk: Ann Lislegaard
Saturday, 11/14/09 > 2 PM > La Jolla

Currently featured in the exhibition Automatic Cities, artist Ann Lislegaard will discuss her work on view. Exploring the relationship between architecture and language, Lislegaard’s installations are often based on literary sources. More . . .

Open House: Free Third Thursday Evening

Thursday, 11/19/09 > 5-7 PM > La Jolla and Downtown
On the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 7 pm, visitors receive FREE admission to the Museum, plus free themed Gallery Guide-led tours beginning at 5 and 6 pm.

UCSD/MCASD Russell Lecture Featuring Matthew Ritchie
Thursday, 11/19/09 > 7 PM > La Jolla

This year’s Russell Lecturer is renowned and influential artist Matthew Ritchie, who engages vast bodies of knowledge with a multiplicity of media and approaches. More . . .


On view 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


Art + Culture La Jolla Launches
Stay up to date on the latest arts and culture events in La Jolla at, a new Web site written by and for La Jolla community members and brought to you by Warwick’s.

MCASD Closed for Thanksgiving
Please note that all MCASD locations will be closed on Thursday, 11/26/09 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Crystal World (after J.G. Ballard), 2005
Visitors viewing works by Tara Donovan
Artist Matthew Ritchie
Julie Mehretu, Immanence, 2004

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