Archive for December, 2009

Oceanside museum director to retire

Monday, December 28th, 2009

An excerpt from a post this past holiday weekend by San Diego Union-Tribune's Janet Lavelle. OCEANSIDE — After leading the Oceanside Museum of Art through a dozen years of growth, including the opening last year of a $6 million wing that quadrupled the facility’s size and dramatically expanded its programming possibilities, ...

Holiday Wishes from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

MCASD director Hugh Davies on visual literacy

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Yesterday, we found Museum of Contemporary Art Director Hugh Davies quoted in a short, but interesting, article on the UK site Sideways News. The role art galleries play in developing visual literacy is an increasingly important one in the context of our media-saturated society where people are constantly subjected to advertising, ...

Congratulations Dario Robleto, 2009USA Fellow

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

We were big fans of Dario Robleto's contribution to the MCASD "Artists Respond!" show in 2008, so we're very pleased to congratulate Dario on his 2009 USA Fellowship.  [caption id="attachment_266" align="aligncenter" width="364" caption="Dario Robleto "][/caption]  

Are you inspired by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego?

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009


The future of museums?

Friday, December 11th, 2009

TFM found this video pointed out by the Emerging Digital Museum blog , who make a couple of excellent points about the technology involved:The Hard Rock Hotel has created "The Great Wall of Las Vegas." This is the mother of all touch screen video walls -- 72 square feet. Step ...

Good write-up on Rembrandt (and not-Rembrandt) drawings exhibited at the Getty

Monday, December 7th, 2009

TFM found this assessment of the current show at the Getty in Los Angeles on Google's blog network. Before he died 340 years ago, Rembrandt van Rijn lost his house, studio and most of his money. He even sold his wife's grave to pay bills. Since then, he's also been stripped of ...

MCASD holiday gift shopping specials for members at the X Store 12/5/09

Friday, December 4th, 2009


2009 Orchids and Onions awarded for architecture in San Diego

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

From the San Diego Uptown news: There’s a lot of architectural high-fiving going on in our Uptown communities this month — and at least a little gnashing of teeth as well. It goes with the territory when the San Diego Orchids & Onions awards are announced. This year the 2009 awards ...