Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla

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700 Prospect St, La Jolla (858) 454 3541

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    La Jolla Museum

    by Pawtuxet Updated Mar 4, 2005

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    Museum of Contemporary Art - San Diego

    This is a 60,000 sq ft museum on a 3 acre site overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was established in 1941, originally the home of celebrated philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, deisgned in 1916 by Irving Gill. Breathtaking coastal views in the heart of downtown. In 1996 there was a renovation and expansions which gives the museum a very contemporary appearance. It is a museum of contemporary art and the region's most important forum for the exploration and presentation of the art of our time. Film, video, lectures, performances and educational programs are available for visitors of all ages.

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    MCASD: Contemporary Art in La Jolla

    by shrimp56 Written Mar 23, 2004

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    Museum of Contemporary Art

    The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has two outposts -- one downtown near Santa Fe Depot and the other on Prospect St. in La Jolla. The exhibitions are very "cutting edge" and not to everyone's taste, although the La Jolla branch seems a bit more conservative.

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    MCASD at La Jolla

    by lmkluque Updated Nov 8, 2011

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    This photo of the west side of MCASD at La Jolla, shows a permanent work of art commissioned of Nancy Rubins. The various boats represent and acknowledge the importance of the nautical influence to the area. Later in the day, after taking this photo I saw a real live collection of boats piled along the boat ramp at Shelter Island and appreciated the relationship between real life and art.

    There are two locations for MCASD, at La Jolla and in downtown San Diego at:
    American Plaza
    1001 Kettner Blvd.
    San Diego, CA 92101
    619 234 1001

    There is no admission charge at the downtown location or at La Jolla on the third Tuesday of the month. Otherwise, General admission at La Jolla is about $10.00. Both locations are closed on Wednesdays.

    Tours of MCASD at La Jolla exhibitions are conducted by trained docents; tours are free with Museum admission. They have a small bookstore and cafe at the La Jolla location, both worth a stop at.

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    Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla

    by Yaqui Written Mar 30, 2014

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    There are two locations, one in San Diego which is the main museum, but the other is located here in La Jolla and has it share of contemporary art. There is a museum store, cafe and a lovely sculpture garden to enjoy. We didn't have the time, but next I visit we are coming here.

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