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September 22, 2004 | Susan King
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has received a contribution of $3 million from David C. Copley toward the facility's expansion project in downtown San Diego. The David C. Copley Building, a three-story contemporary structure designed by Gluckman Mayner Architects, will open in 2006 and will feature a 130-seat lecture hall and adjacent terrace, education program spaces, art handling and art preparation spaces, staff administrative offices and a board conference room.
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March 17, 2014 | By David Ng
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has chosen the firm of architect Annabelle Selldorf to head a multimillion-dollar expansion that is expected to triple the size of the museum's location in La Jolla.  Selldorf, based in New York, has worked for art-related clients including the Neue Galerie and the Acquavella Galleries on the Upper East Side. The San Diego museum will be the firm's first contemporary art museum project and its first project on the West Coast. A representative of the firm said it plans to have an initial concept design by early fall, with a more detailed schedule to be established at that time.
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May 19, 2007 | From a Times staff writer
In a bid to boost attendance by young adults, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is now offering free admission to anyone 25 or younger. Previously, free admission was limited to 12 and younger. "We recognize that young adults often have limited disposable income," museum Director Hugh Davies said, "and through Qualcomm's generosity, we are able to eliminate any challenges this group may have with admission."
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August 15, 2012 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
SAN DIEGO - The term "realism" doesn't exactly fit John Valadez's exceptional work as an artist, even though his paintings and large pastel drawings are characterized by acute observation of men and women going about their business, often in public settings. His compositional framework centers on heightened or self-conscious display - on theatrical performance and human drama, whether striking or routine. The technique simultaneously calls attention to his intervention as an artist.
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September 21, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
David C. Copley, publisher of the San Diego Union-Tribune and head of Copley Press Inc., will donate $3 million to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego for an expansion project that is transforming part of the old downtown train depot. The money would help build a three-story structure at the 90-year-old Santa Fe Depot, set to open in 2006. The David C.
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May 4, 1992 | KEVIN BRASS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With Jonathan Borofsky's 18-foot mechanized "Hammering Man" sculpture relentlessly swinging his aluminum arm in the front courtyard, and trolleys running through the neighboring atrium, the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, unveiled its much-anticipated $1.2-million downtown facility to the media last week.
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February 6, 1992 | JOHN R. LAMB, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
What's in a name? Plenty, if you ask officials at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, who are paying tens of thousands of dollars to an internationally known graphic-design firm to develop a new logo for another name change, the second in two years at the La Jolla institution.
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January 26, 2005 | Diane Haithman
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego announced Tuesday that it has received two $1-million donations toward the commission of a major site-specific sculpture by Richard Serra, to be installed at the museum's downtown San Diego location. The commission will be part of the museum's campaign to expand, renovate and endow MCASD Downtown.
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July 15, 1994 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a decade of planning and fund-raising, work is finally set to begin on the most ambitious renovation and expansion project in the 53-year history of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. "It's been a long time coming," said museum director Hugh M. Davies just moments before Thursday's symbolic groundbreaking at the museum on Prospect Street in La Jolla. When the $8.3-million project is finished in early 1996, the museum will enjoy an additional 4,500 square feet of gallery space.
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January 10, 1999 | LEAH OLLMAN, Leah Ollman is a frequent contributor to Calendar
In the summer of 1953, British painter Francis Bacon invited his friend, art critic David Sylvester, to sit for a portrait in the "gilded squalor" of his studio. Sometime during the fourth sitting, Sylvester's likeness mutated (as Bacon's images were prone to do) into a somber, ghost-like portrait of the pope.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 19, 2007 | From a Times staff writer
In a bid to boost attendance by young adults, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is now offering free admission to anyone 25 or younger. Previously, free admission was limited to 12 and younger. "We recognize that young adults often have limited disposable income," museum Director Hugh Davies said, "and through Qualcomm's generosity, we are able to eliminate any challenges this group may have with admission."
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January 7, 2007 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
San Diego TRAINS come and go at the Santa Fe Depot, as they have for nearly a century. But much has changed at the landmark station. Built for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition -- in a combination of Spanish Mission and Colonial Revival styles with a dash of Moorish flavor -- the downtown depot has become a venue for contemporary art as well as a hub for mass transportation.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2005 | Diane Haithman
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego announced Tuesday that it has received two $1-million donations toward the commission of a major site-specific sculpture by Richard Serra, to be installed at the museum's downtown San Diego location. The commission will be part of the museum's campaign to expand, renovate and endow MCASD Downtown.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2004 | Susan King
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has received a contribution of $3 million from David C. Copley toward the facility's expansion project in downtown San Diego. The David C. Copley Building, a three-story contemporary structure designed by Gluckman Mayner Architects, will open in 2006 and will feature a 130-seat lecture hall and adjacent terrace, education program spaces, art handling and art preparation spaces, staff administrative offices and a board conference room.
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September 21, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
David C. Copley, publisher of the San Diego Union-Tribune and head of Copley Press Inc., will donate $3 million to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego for an expansion project that is transforming part of the old downtown train depot. The money would help build a three-story structure at the 90-year-old Santa Fe Depot, set to open in 2006. The David C.
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May 20, 1999
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NEWS
September 4, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The National Endowment for the Arts on Friday mildly scolded a San Diego museum for allowing three artists to hand out $4,500 of federal grant money in $10 bills to illegal immigrants. In a decision made by acting NEA Chairman Ana Steele, the agency announced that handing out the $10 bills was an "unallowable expense" and did not fit the terms of NEA's grant to San Diego's Museum of Contemporary Art, which was to cover "materials, supplies and honoraria."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2014 | By David Ng
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has chosen the firm of architect Annabelle Selldorf to head a multimillion-dollar expansion that is expected to triple the size of the museum's location in La Jolla.  Selldorf, based in New York, has worked for art-related clients including the Neue Galerie and the Acquavella Galleries on the Upper East Side. The San Diego museum will be the firm's first contemporary art museum project and its first project on the West Coast. A representative of the firm said it plans to have an initial concept design by early fall, with a more detailed schedule to be established at that time.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 1999 | LEAH OLLMAN, Leah Ollman is a frequent contributor to Calendar
In the summer of 1953, British painter Francis Bacon invited his friend, art critic David Sylvester, to sit for a portrait in the "gilded squalor" of his studio. Sometime during the fourth sitting, Sylvester's likeness mutated (as Bacon's images were prone to do) into a somber, ghost-like portrait of the pope.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 1994 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a decade of planning and fund-raising, work is finally set to begin on the most ambitious renovation and expansion project in the 53-year history of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. "It's been a long time coming," said museum director Hugh M. Davies just moments before Thursday's symbolic groundbreaking at the museum on Prospect Street in La Jolla. When the $8.3-million project is finished in early 1996, the museum will enjoy an additional 4,500 square feet of gallery space.
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