700 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037 Tel: (858) 454-3541 Fax: (858) 454-6985
Internet Address: www.mcasandiego.org Director: Dr. Hugh M. Davies
Facilities: Architecture (renovation/expansion, 1996 bv Venturi. Scott Brown & Assocs.: former residence of Ellen Browning Scripps, 1916 design by Irv:ng Gill: museum, 1941):
Auditorium (500 seats): Food Services Cafe; Galleries; Library (4,000 volumes):
Orientation Gallery; Shop.
Activities: Concerts: Dance Recitals; Education Programs; Films; Guided Tours (Tues. 2pm; Thurs. 6pm/8pm: Sat-Sun. 2pm/4pm); Lectures: Temporary Exhibitions: Traveling Exhibitions.
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego MCA La Jolla Photo Gallery
Publications: brochures: exhibition catalogues; newsletter. “View” (quarterly).
In La Jolla. MCAs flagship building, perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, has been a landmark since it became an art museum in 1941. An extensive renovation and expansion, designed by architects Venturi. Scott Brown and Associates, was completed in March 1996. The Museum of Contemporary Art enjoys an international reputation and is widely known for vanguard, thought-provoking exhibition.-, an outstanding permanent collection, and a range of innovative education programs for children and adults. Special exhibitions, most originated by MCA, highlight recent art by an international roster of artists. MCAs collection of contemporary art, considered one of the finest of its kind in the United States, comprises more than 3,000 works of painting, sculpture, installation, drawings, prints, photography, video, and multimedia works. The holdings include every major art movement of the past half-century, with a strong representation by California artists and particularly noteworthy examples of minimalism, light and space work, conceptualism, installation, and site-specific art. Among the artists represented are John Baldessari, Vija Celmins, Vernon Fischer, Robert Grinder, Ann Hamilton. Ellsworth Kelly, and Doris Salcedo. MCA also maintains a downtown location in San Diego, California (see separate listing). A special 3-day pass for admission to both locations is available for $4.00.