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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: La Jolla

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Business hours

Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Photo Credit: Pablo Mason

Mission
The mission of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is to serve diverse audiences through the exhibition, interpretation, collection, and preservation of art created since 1950.

Mandate
MCASD engages a regional, national, and international audience including the binational constituency of the San Diego/Tijuana region.

Vision
MCASD is a museum providing public access to contemporary art, artists, and the creative process; a forum for the exploration and understanding of contemporary art and ideas; and a laboratory for artists to experiment with new forms of creative expression.

Guided Tours
The Museum offers public tours (free with admission) at both locations at 2 PM on Saturdays and Sundays, and at 5 and 6 PM on Free Third Thursdays. To book a private guided tour, please contact the Education Department at 858 454 3541 x151 or e-mail education@mcasd.org. (Please remember to book your tour at least three weeks in advance.)

Museum Cafe
Located at the northeast side of the Museum, the Museum Cafe is a European-inspired bistro, serving breakfast and lunch dishes made from the freshest organic ingredients grown by local farmers. MCASD Members receive a 10% discount; Membership card must be presented. Museum entry is not required to visit the Museum Cafe.

Cafe Hours:
Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Special Events

With its spectacular ocean views and distinctive architectural design, MCASD in La Jolla is a unique venue for a wide range of special events, from meetings to weddings to elegant sit-down dinners overlooking the ocean. Special privileges and discounts apply for MCASD Corporate Council members. For details about rental policies, call the Events and Visitor Services Department at 858-454-3541 x 166.

Admission:
General Admission $10
Seniors $5
Students 26 and over (with ID) $5
25 and under Free (with ID)
Military Free (with ID)
MCASD Members Free

Admission is valid for 7 days at all MCASD locations.
Free Museum admission third Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Upcoming events at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: La Jolla

jun 3

'Selections From The Permanent Collection' Opening Night At MCASD

Date Friday, June 3, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost Free - $10 buy tickets
Age limit All ages
Event Time Category

Free Third Thursday

Thursday, Jun. 16
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Arts
Event Time Category

transcenDANCE '10xChange'

Thursday, Jul. 14
2 p.m. Arts

transcenDANCE '10xChange'

Friday, Jul. 15
8 p.m. Arts

transcenDANCE '10xChange'

Saturday, Jul. 16
8 p.m. Arts

Free Third Thursday

Thursday, Jul. 21
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Arts
Event Time Category

ArtOASIS Showcase

Thursday, Aug. 4
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Arts

Ongoing events at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: La Jolla

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'Álvaro Blancarte: Marking The Present'

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Álvaro Blancarte: Marking The Present'

Every Monday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Álvaro Blancarte: Marking The Present'

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Álvaro Blancarte: Marking The Present'

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Álvaro Blancarte: Marking The Present'

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Álvaro Blancarte: Marking The Present'

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Damon Davis: All Hands On Deck' Exhibit

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Damon Davis: All Hands On Deck' Exhibit

Every Monday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Damon Davis: All Hands On Deck' Exhibit

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Damon Davis: All Hands On Deck' Exhibit

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Damon Davis: All Hands On Deck' Exhibit

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Damon Davis: All Hands On Deck' Exhibit

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Dana Montlack: Sea of Cortez' Exhibit At The Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Dana Montlack: Sea of Cortez' Exhibit At The Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego

Every Monday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Dana Montlack: Sea of Cortez' Exhibit At The Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Dana Montlack: Sea of Cortez' Exhibit At The Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Dana Montlack: Sea of Cortez' Exhibit At The Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Dana Montlack: Sea of Cortez' Exhibit At The Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Ed Ruscha Then & Now: Paintings From The 1960s & 2000s'

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Ed Ruscha Then & Now: Paintings From The 1960s & 2000s'

Every Monday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Ed Ruscha Then & Now: Paintings From The 1960s & 2000s'

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Ed Ruscha Then & Now: Paintings From The 1960s & 2000s'

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Ed Ruscha Then & Now: Paintings From The 1960s & 2000s'

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Ed Ruscha Then & Now: Paintings From The 1960s & 2000s'

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Here Not There: San Diego Art Now

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Here Not There: San Diego Art Now

Every Monday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Here Not There: San Diego Art Now

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Here Not There: San Diego Art Now

Every Wednesday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Here Not There: San Diego Art Now

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Here Not There: San Diego Art Now

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Here Not There: San Diego Art Now

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

MCASD Exhibit: 'Approximately Infinite Universe'

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

MCASD Exhibit: 'Approximately Infinite Universe'

Every Monday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

MCASD Exhibit: 'Approximately Infinite Universe'

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

MCASD Exhibit: 'Approximately Infinite Universe'

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

MCASD Exhibit: 'Approximately Infinite Universe'

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

MCASD Exhibit: 'Approximately Infinite Universe'

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

MCASD Presents: 'San Diego Collects'

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

MCASD Presents: 'San Diego Collects'

Every Monday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

MCASD Presents: 'San Diego Collects'

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

MCASD Presents: 'San Diego Collects'

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

MCASD Presents: 'San Diego Collects'

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

MCASD Presents: 'San Diego Collects'

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

MCASD: Sessions In Contemporary Art

Every Tuesday
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Arts

'Mexico: Expected/Unexpected' At MCASD

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Mexico: Expected/Unexpected' At MCASD

Every Monday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Mexico: Expected/Unexpected' At MCASD

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Mexico: Expected/Unexpected' At MCASD

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Mexico: Expected/Unexpected' At MCASD

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Mexico: Expected/Unexpected' At MCASD

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Museum of Contemporary Art Presents: MIX 9: Architects and Designers

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Museum of Contemporary Art Presents: MIX 9: Architects and Designers

Every Monday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Museum of Contemporary Art Presents: MIX 9: Architects and Designers

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Museum of Contemporary Art Presents: MIX 9: Architects and Designers

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Museum of Contemporary Art Presents: MIX 9: Architects and Designers

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Museum of Contemporary Art Presents: MIX 9: Architects and Designers

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego Exhibit: 'Lost In The Memory Palace'

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego Exhibit: 'Lost In The Memory Palace'

Every Monday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego Exhibit: 'Lost In The Memory Palace'

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego Exhibit: 'Lost In The Memory Palace'

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego Exhibit: 'Lost In The Memory Palace'

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego Exhibit: 'Lost In The Memory Palace'

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

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

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

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

Every Monday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

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

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

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

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

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

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

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

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Museum Of Contemporary Art Summer Camp

Every Monday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Museum Of Contemporary Art Summer Camp

Every Tuesday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Museum Of Contemporary Art Summer Camp

Every Wednesday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Museum Of Contemporary Art Summer Camp

Every Thursday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Museum Of Contemporary Art Summer Camp

Every Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

'One Cannot Look: Graphic Wars'

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 5 a.m. Arts

'One Cannot Look: Graphic Wars'

Every Monday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'One Cannot Look: Graphic Wars'

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'One Cannot Look: Graphic Wars'

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'One Cannot Look: Graphic Wars'

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'One Cannot Look: Graphic Wars'

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Prospect 2014' Exhibit At MCASD La Jolla

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Prospect 2014' Exhibit At MCASD La Jolla

Every Monday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Prospect 2014' Exhibit At MCASD La Jolla

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Prospect 2014' Exhibit At MCASD La Jolla

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Prospect 2014' Exhibit At MCASD La Jolla

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Prospect 2014' Exhibit At MCASD La Jolla

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Scripps On Prospect: Cultural Legacy' Exhibit

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Scripps On Prospect: Cultural Legacy' Exhibit

Every Monday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Scripps On Prospect: Cultural Legacy' Exhibit

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Scripps On Prospect: Cultural Legacy' Exhibit

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Scripps On Prospect: Cultural Legacy' Exhibit

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Scripps On Prospect: Cultural Legacy' Exhibit

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Selections From The Permanent Collection'

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Selections From The Permanent Collection'

Every Monday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Selections From The Permanent Collection'

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Selections From The Permanent Collection'

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Selections From The Permanent Collection'

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Selections From The Permanent Collection'

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Sessions In Contemporary Art: 10 X 4 (Ten Contemporary Artists By Four Curators)

Every Tuesday
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Arts

Shore Thing

Every Thursday
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Shore Thing

Every Thursday
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

'Shore Thing' At The Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego

Every Thursday
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Summer C.A.M.P.

Every Monday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Summer C.A.M.P.

Every Monday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Summer C.A.M.P.

Every Tuesday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Summer C.A.M.P.

Every Tuesday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Summer C.A.M.P.

Every Wednesday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Summer C.A.M.P.

Every Wednesday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Summer C.A.M.P.

Every Thursday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Summer C.A.M.P.

Every Thursday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Summer C.A.M.P.

Every Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Summer C.A.M.P.

Every Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Summer C.A.M.P. At The Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego

Every Monday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Summer C.A.M.P. At The Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego

Every Tuesday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Summer C.A.M.P. At The Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego

Every Wednesday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Summer C.A.M.P. At The Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego

Every Thursday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Summer C.A.M.P. At The Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego

Every Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Tim Mantoani: Behind Photographs

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Tim Mantoani: Behind Photographs

Every Monday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Tim Mantoani: Behind Photographs

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Tim Mantoani: Behind Photographs

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Tim Mantoani: Behind Photographs

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Tim Mantoani: Behind Photographs

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'X-TO+J-C: Christo & Jeanne-Claude Featuring Works From The Bequest Of David C. Copley' Exhibit

Every Monday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'X-TO+J-C: Christo & Jeanne-Claude Featuring Works From The Bequest Of David C. Copley' Exhibit

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'X-TO+J-C: Christo & Jeanne-Claude Featuring Works From The Bequest Of David C. Copley' Exhibit

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'X-TO+J-C: Christo & Jeanne-Claude Featuring Works From The Bequest Of David C. Copley' Exhibit

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'X-TO+J-C: Christo & Jeanne-Claude Featuring Works From The Bequest Of David C. Copley' Exhibit

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Past events