New Year Programming at the Museum of Contemporary Art

January 12, 2010 – 8:16 pm
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What's Happening in January at the
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego:

PROGRAMS

Members’ Celebration: Tara Donovan
Thursday, 1/14/10 > 7-9 PM > Downtown

MCASD Members are invited to celebrate the Tara Donovan exhibition with a special Members-only reception. Members will get an insider’s look at the exhibition and have the opportunity to discuss the works on view with MCASD Curators. More . . .

Open House: Free Third Thursday Evening
Thursday, 1/21/10 > 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.

Teen Workshop: Electrifying Sound Collage with Beatrix*JAR
Saturday, 1/23/10 > 11 AM-1 PM > Downtown

Brought to you by MCASD’s Teen Art Council, join Minneapolis-based conceptual electronic duo Beatrix*JAR as they spread the good word of electronic recycling through a hands-on circuit bending workshop. More . . .

Artist Talk: Nancy Rubins

Sunday, 1/24/10 > 2 PM > La Jolla

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Contemporary Collectors donor group, and in advance of the opening of the exhibition Pleasure Point: Celebrating 25 Years of Contemporary Collectors, artist Nancy Rubins will give a public lecture discussing her work, including the astounding installation she created for MCASD in 2006. More . . .

EXHIBITIONS

FINAL WEEKS! On view through 1/31/10 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.

Museums in Miniature
Works by Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Cornell explore the use of collage, assemblage, and staged tableaux as plays on the notion of an exhibition space.

On view through 2/28/10 at MCASD Downtown, Jacobs Building
Tara Donovan
See the number one exhibition of 2009, according to Union-Tribune art critic Robert Pincus. Tara Donovan’s sculptures and installations transform everyday materials — such as drinking straws and plastic cups — to dazzling effect.

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Visitors viewing works by Tara Donovan

Beatrix*JAR
Artist Nancy Rubins in front of her work Big Edge in Las Vegas
Visitors interact with work by Sarah Oppenheimer in Automatic Cities

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