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“Laugh-in: Art, Comedy, Performance” at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla

La Jolla Community, News | 9th Jan 2015

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Head to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla on January 22 for a members’ opening event!

Laugh-in: Art, Comedy, Performance explores the work of contemporary artists who engage the strategies and themes of stand-up comedy to reframe questions surrounding performativity, audience, and public speech. Join us for the Supporters’ Reception and Members’ Opening and be part of this entertaining evening. International Collectors are also invited to join us for a dinner launching a year-long celebration of the International Collectors’ 30th Diamond Anniversary following the Supporters’ Reception.

With two locations, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) 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. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego and in the coastal community of La Jolla, MCASD provides an unprecedented variety of exhibition spaces and experiences for the community, showcasing an internationally recognized collection and a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and public programs.

At MCASD in Downtown, experience contemporary art in a historic setting – the Jacobs Building, formerly the Santa Fe Depot baggage building – and view site-specific installations by artists Jenny Holzer and Richard Serra. At MCASD in La Jolla, take in the fabulous ocean view from the Edwards Garden Gallery, or lunch on the patio at theMuseum Cafe. The La Jolla location also houses the Museum’s X Store, filled with a selection of contemporary art books, apparel, and innovative design objects.

The mission of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is to serve diverse audiences through the exhibition, interpretation, collection, and preservation of art created since 1950. MCASD engages regional, national, and international audiences including the binational constituency of the San Diego/Tijuana region. MCASD is a museum providing public access to contemporary art, artists, and the creative process; a forum for the exploration and understanding of contemporary art and ideas; and a laboratory for artists to experiment with new forms of creative expression.

The jewel of the city of San Diego is La Jolla, featuring secluded coves and beaches, ocean caves, numerous small parks, and the renowned coast walk cliff-top promenade. A pedestrian-focused shopping district in the “Village” hosts cafes, boutiques, coffee houses, galleries, and fine restaurants.

La Jolla is a seaside resort community of 42,808 residents within the city of San Diego, California. La Jolla borders Pacific Beach to the south and extends north to Torrey Pines State Reserve and Del Mar, California. Along the way it encompasses neighborhoods like Bird Rock, Windansea, The Village of La Jolla, La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Farms, Torrey Pines, Mount Soledad and La Jolla Village (including La Jolla Village Square). Interstate 5 forms La Jolla’s man-made border to the east, with the exception of some University of California, San Diego and commercial property east of I-5 and north of La Jolla Village Drive, which is also part of La Jolla.

La Jolla residents and business owners sometimes refer to the “city”, “village,” or “town” of La Jolla. Although the name is sometimes said to mean “the jewel” (from the Spanish “la joya”), it is actually derived from a Native American tribe, the La Jolla band of Luiseno Indians, which inhabited the area for centuries before the arrival of the Spanish.

La Jolla is home to the University of California, San Diego, with many research institutions and Mandell Weiss Theater & Forum, the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library and the Salk Institute. Nearby Torrey Pines State Reserve is one of the largest ocean-side reserves on the California coast and features takeoff sites for gliders and hang gliders. Mt Soledad’s summit to the east offers the best views of San Diego.

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