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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Debuts Four Summer Exhibits | Storied artists and up-and-comers display their pieces in time for the solstice
By Dan Letchworth | Published: 2019.06.10 12:39 PM
Prospect 2019 | June 21–November 3
Every year, MCASD puts on Prospect, an exhibit of artwork it’s considering adding to its permanent collection, staged side-by-side with existing pieces to see how well they might align with the institution’s current direction. New contemporary artists from around the world are represented every year, like Mexico City–based Thomas Glassford (Chimera), who’s known for creating shining, pliable-looking organic forms out of Plexiglas, cement, steel, and other heavy metals. MCASD’s International Collectors donor group makes the first recommendations about which pieces the museum should purchase, supported by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Fund.
Friday, Jun 21, 2019-Sunday, Nov 03, 2019 at MCASD Downtown, Jacobs Building
Each year, MCASD organizes Prospect, an eclectic exhibition of artworks considered for acquisition displayed alongside works from the Museum’s collection. The exhibition features works that are reflective of the Museum’s current interests and are presented to Members of the Contemporary and International Collectors group for consideration. Through their annual dues, these generous supporters provide funds that assist in strengthening MCASD’s collection. Since the group’s inception, the Contemporary and International Collectors group has gifted more than 100 artworks to the Museum, many of which have since become cornerstones of the collection.
Prospect 2019 will present artists whose work represents diverse perspectives in the field of contemporary art. The featured artworks explore modes of figuration and representation through a range of media, including painting, drawing, photography, and mixed media.
Prospect 2019 is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, with funding provided by MCASD’s International and Contemporary Collectors. Institutional support of MCASD is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Fund.