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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: Downtown
- 1100 Kettner Blvd.
- San Diego, CA 92101
- (between Broadway and B Street)
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Photo: View from Kettner Blvd. of the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Building (left) and David C. Copley Building (right) at MCASD in Downtown. Photograph by Philipp Scholz Rittermann
The expanded Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown, provides San Diego and the binational region with a new dynamic cultural venue, allowing the Museum to serve many more visitors with contemporary art exhibitions and public programs for adults as well as children. Combined with the existing MCASD Downtown facility across the street at 1001 Kettner Blvd., the expanded MCASD Downtown has more than 16,000 square feet of exhibition space—featuring light-filled galleries and large spaces to present site-specific work—as well as a new lecture hall and education room for hands-on, interactive art activities.
The Richard Gluckman -designed project features a thoughtful renovation of the 1915 Santa Fe Depot baggage building (the Jacobs Building) and a new three-story structure (the Copley Building). The international lineup of commissioned and opening artists includes Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Roman de Salvo, Jenny Holzer, Ernesto Neto, Richard Serra, and Richard Wright. Completed in January 2007, the three-building facility of MCASD Downtown, along with MCASD La Jolla, provides an unprecedented variety of exhibition spaces and experiences for the community.
General Admission $10
Students 26 and over (with ID) $5; 25 and under Free (with ID)
Military Free (with ID)
MCASD Members Free
The Museum is free on the third Thursday of every month from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Admission is valid for 7 days at all MCASD locations.
Free Museum admission third Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m
MCASD Downtown does not have a parking lot, however public garages are nearby. Metered street parking is also available.
Upcoming event at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: Downtown
- Tomorrow, noon to 4 p.m.
- MCASD and the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art welcome you to celebrate contemporary African American art and culture at this special Family ArtLAB. Take part in a hands on art-making activity inspired by the work on view.
All upcoming events at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: Downtown
'Dimensions Of Black: A Collaboration With The San Diego African American Museum Of Fine Art'Starts December 16, 2016
Jennifer Steinkamp: Madame Curie At MCASDStarts December 16, 2016
Tristano Di Robilant At MCASDStarts December 16, 2016
MCASD Concert: Art Of ÉlanFebruary 28, 2017
Art Of Élan Concert @ MCASD DowntownFebruary 28, 2017
eXit pARTy > SteinkampingMarch 2, 2017