Choose from Three Options
$30 for a Single/E-Member, one-year membership with two guest passes (a $65 total value)
$55 for a Family/Dual, one-year membership with four guest passes (a $115 total value)
$90 for a Contributor membership with a museum catalog, four complimentary guest passes, and reciprocal membership to museums nationwide (a $200 total value)
Included in all options:
- Unlimited admission to both MCASD locations
- Members-only exhibit previews
- Discounts at the X Store and Museum Cafe in La Jolla
- Free or reduced admission to lectures, art talks, and events
- Invitations and discounts to camps and field trips
The museum's current exhibitions include Lifelike (through Monday, May 27), which displays every day objects in a surrealist fashion across many mediums. The membership also grants access to Shore Thing, which offers cocktails on an oceanfront terrace, picnics in the Edwards Sculpture Garden, food trucks, workshops, and discussions.
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Among its two facilities in La Jolla and downtown San Diego, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego houses an array of works made since 1950. Head here and you can explore everything from Pop Art and minimalism of the 1960s and 1970s to conceptual pieces from the last half-century, headlined by contemporary-art luminaries such as Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei.
Major figures aside, the MCASD strives to spotlight mid-career artists still looking for their big break, as well as pieces by Latin American artists and emergent talent. Between the museum's collection and rotating exhibitions, there are galleries that accommodate paintings, photographs, films, and multimedia installations. Outside both locations, there are more site-specific installations and sculptures by artists such as Richard Serra and Marcos Ramírez ERRE, whose father created the Caps Lock on the day his son was born.
There’s more to the place than its exhibitions: the museum engages visitors with events and programs such as art-making sessions and artist lectures. Held three evenings a year, the Thursday Night Thing series includes talks, hands-on activities, live music, and cocktails, all based on the latest museum exhibitions.