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Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego Exhibit: 'Scripps On Prospect'

Graphic logo of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, where "Scripps on Prospect: Evolution of Villa and Cottage" will be showing on Saturday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Courtesy of MCASD.

Above: Graphic logo of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, where "Scripps on Prospect: Evolution of Villa and Cottage" will be showing on Saturday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Courtesy of MCASD.

On view in Axline Court, this novel collaboration between Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the La Jolla Historical Society examines the historical evolution of their respective buildings at 700 and 780 Prospect Street.

Constructed within less than a decade of each other at the turn of the twentieth century, both institutions' original buildings share an association with the Scripps family—MCASD was Ellen Browning Scripps’s residence, while Wisteria Cottage belonged to her half-sister, Eliza Virginia.

They also have an association with modernist architect Irving Gill, who designed or remodeled each of the buildings. This exhibition traces significant changes in the buildings over time, including architectural additions to MCASD by Robert Mosher and Robert Venturi, and Wisteria Cottage’s transformation into the Balmer School and later The Nexus and John Cole’s bookstores.

Together, these iconic buildings have remained cultural and educational landmarks, linked with a common past that reflects the history of the La Jolla community.

Dates: This MCASD exhibit will be showing Saturday, September 21, 2013 through Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at the La Jolla location.

Prices: Admission is free for visitors under the age of 25 as well as for military members and their families (with ID). Students 26 and over (with ID) pay $5.00. Seniors also pay $5.00. General Admission is $10.00.

Location:
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: La Jolla
700 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037
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