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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

700 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4291
+1 858-454-3541
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With two locations, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is the region's foremost forum devoted to the exploration and presentation of the art of our time, presenting works across all media created since 1950. MCASD provides an unprecedented...more
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700 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4291
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+1 858-454-3541
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"sculpture garden"
in 17 reviews
"a small gift shop"
in 2 reviews
"general admission"
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"collection"
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"exhibits"
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

Besides being a great small museum in a beachfront location they also have a cafe that serves wonderful and affordable boutique food!

Thank Stuart L
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

Great collection, and so close the the ocean. Well worth a visit. I attended the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival and all the screenings were at the auditorium in the building. There is also a great cafe attached where I has a wonderful breakfast!

Thank katrinamottahed
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Undeniably one of the best museums in San Diego. Pictured here is the LA Jolla location which overlooks a stunning stretch of ocean and beach. There is another "branch" in downtown San Diego next to the train station. Each location is different in both vibe...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2015

Nice little museum. Interesting art displays. Has an outdoor art display. Magnificent ocean view. Not good for young children. It's not a place for kids who need to run around. Docents are not very nice. If you appreciate contemporary art, this place is for you....More

Thank Jeanne P
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

I go to art museums whenever I travel. I was surprised to find such an excellent sophisticated collection in La Jolla. We enjoyed the exhibitions and the sculpture garden.

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Reviewed 14 July 2015

Great experience for such a small place. Very impressive collection and would highly recommend the Dr. Seuss showings whenever they are back. Easy to get to and a great location to walk to the Children's pool afterwards.

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Reviewed 3 July 2015

Food and service were very good. Art work made the experience that much nicer. Prices are reasonable considering the very nice venue.

Thank Kevin S
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Reviewed 16 June 2015

The downtown branch of the MCASD has one portion of the Santa Fe train station. Thus, their high ceilings are very conducive to showing big modern art pieces and sculpture. The current show "Grace and Gravity by El-Anatsui" has recycled art pieces dripping off of...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2015

Don't miss the downtown museum close to the Santa Fé . Together they presented top exhibitions. Very Friendly staff

Thank Véronique C
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Reviewed 1 June 2015

The La Jolla branch of MCSD is a must-see. The current exhibit - Nicole Eisenman - is amazing, as are the other collections. The history of the building itself is fascinating, and the modern areas are so well-designed (e.g. the windows-within-windows where spaces have been...More

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