Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown
Art museum with a focus on works of art from 1950 to the present. Second location in La Jolla. General admission is $10. Open 11am-5pm every day except Wednesday.
Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection
Best known for his work as an actor, director, and half of the comedy duo Cheech and Chong, Cheech Marin has collected Chicano art for the last 25 years.
During this time he has built a renowned collection and organized exhibitions that have traveled across the United States. MCASD visitors might remember Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge, an exhibition featuring works from Marin’s collection that traveled to the Museum in 2004.
Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection presents works by established figures such as John Valadez, Leo Limón, and Patssi Valdez, as well as younger emerging artists such as Jari “Werc” Álvarez, Ana Teresa Fernández, and Sonia Romero. Each of the works in the exhibition takes the format of approximately 16 inches square or smaller and depicts subjects of a personal nature — familiar landscapes, notions of cultural heritage, familial relationships, and social community.
In Chicanitas, Marin has drawn together a rich variety of works that express the complex texture of Chicano experience.
Through Sunday, March 23.
The Very Large Array: San Diego/Tijuana Artists in the MCA Collection
Featuring more than 80 artists and representing five decades of collecting, the group show of museum acquisitions "highlights many of the region's most beloved and accomplished artists."
Many of the two-dimensional works will be displayed in a dense, salon-style hanging covering the walls. A separate white cube space designed for the exhibition occupies the center of the room, presenting focused selections of works inside the cube, which will change seasonally. Thematic installations will rotate inside the cube every three to four months.
Through Sunday, June 1.
|Sunday||11 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Monday||11 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Tuesday||11 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Thursday||11 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Friday||11 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Saturday||11 a.m. to 5 p.m.|