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Alexis Smith: 'The American Way'

Courtesy of MCASD
"Men Seldom Make Passes" is a 1985 work by artist Alexis Smith. It will be on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Sept. 15, 2022 through Jan. 29, 2023.
Every week from September 15, 2022 until January 29, 2023.
Sunday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: La Jolla

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present "Alexis Smith: The American Way," the first retrospective of California artist Alexis Smith (b. 1949, Los Angeles, CA) in thirty years. Smith is widely known for her mixed-media collage works which draw heavily on film, literature, and pop culture. Her unique practice has been informed by Conceptual and Pop art and shaped by the Feminist movement of the 1970s, yet she has set out a path all her own and her consistently defies easy categorization. Through the works featured in "The American Way", Smith presents stories of self-realization and self-transformation—examining the role of these narratives in creating a distinctively American mythology. Featuring work produced throughout the artist's career, from the 1970s to the 2010s, this exhibition highlights the themes that permeate the artist's oeuvre, including her interests in gender, identity, and class.

When | Sept. 15, 2022 - Jan. 29, 2023

Time | 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Museum is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Venue | Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: La Jolla

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La Jolla, California 92037

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