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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) Review

At the Downtown branch of the city's contemporary art museum (the original is in La Jolla), explore the works of international and regional artists in a modern, urban space. The Jacobs Building—formerly the baggage building at the historic Santa Fe Depot—features large gallery spaces, high ceilings, and natural lighting, giving artists the flexibility to create large-scale installations. MCASD's collection includes many Pop Art, minimalist, and conceptual works from the 1950s to the present. The museum showcases both established and emerging artists in temporary exhibitions, and has permanent, site-specific commissions by Jenny Holzer and Richard Serra. Admission, good for seven days, includes the Downtown and La Jolla locations.

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  • Address: 1100 and 1001 Kettner Blvd., Downtown, San Diego, CA 92101 | Map It
  • Phone: 858/454–3541
  • Cost: $10; free 3rd Thurs. of the month 5–7
  • Hours: Thurs.–Tues., 11–5; 3rd Thurs. until 7
  • Website:
  • Location: Embarcadero
Updated: 10-01-2012

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