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March 24, 1992 | SUSAN FREUDENHEIM, SAN DIEGO COUNTY ARTS EDITOR
Madeleine Grynsztejn, associate curator of the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, will leave the museum at the end of June to become an associate curator in the department of 20th-Century Painting and Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago. Grynsztejn has served on the curatorial staff at the La Jolla-based museum since 1986, first as an assistant curator, then in her current role since 1988.
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September 20, 1998
MOVIES The action thriller "Ronin" gets rolling with a meeting of former intelligence officers and Cold War soldiers in a Paris warehouse. Directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Robert De Niro (far right, with Jean Reno), the tale of intrigue, friendship and betrayal opens in general release Friday. MOVIES "Clay Pigeons," a noir comedy, offers a tangled web of love, obsession and murder set in motion when Joaquin Phoenix's Clay Bidwell is caught in bed with the wife of his best friend.
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March 10, 1996 | Christopher Knight, Christopher Knight is a Times art critic
If they build it, will you come? That is the unnerving question that looms large today, as the Museum of Contemporary Art here opens a $9.25-million renovation and expansion of its small seaside building in La Jolla, which has been closed for construction since 1994. Ten years ago, the museum hired the celebrated Philadelphia architectural firm of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates to create a much-needed overhaul.
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August 9, 1998 | Christopher Knight, Christopher Knight is a Times art critic
As exhibitions go "Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection" is a puzzlement, but it isn't the art that makes it so. The idea embodied by the show, which is the major summer offering at San Diego's Museum of Contemporary Art, is instead what tends to crumple the brow. We'll get to that peculiar organizing principle in a moment, but first, a bit about the work on view.
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May 29, 1991 | NANCY CHURNIN
Malashock Dance & Company will kick off a three-day San Diego engagement with a special performance Thursday for the hearing-impaired. On the program at La Jolla's Sherwood Auditorium is the world premiere of "Apologies from the Lower Deck" and the 1990 piece "Take This Waltz." The free performance is targeted only for the hearing-impaired, their family and friends, and American Sign Language students and is not open to the general public.
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January 3, 1991
Seventeen films from around the world will be featured in the 1991 Festival of Animation at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla, beginning Friday and running through April 28. Festival creators Spike Decker and Mike Gribble say there won't be any Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the lineup, but they do promise a variety of types of animation as well as appearances by many of the featured animators.
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February 22, 1991 | SUSAN FREUDENHEIM, SAN DIEGO COUNTY ARTS EDITOR
The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art is hoping to establish a permanent downtown annex in a free-standing, two-story structure that is part of the Great American Plaza development at Broadway and Kettner. The 50-year-old La Jolla-based museum--which announced plans in 1987 for a $9-million expansion of its Prospect Street building but has yet to break ground--plans to use the downtown space as an interim museum while the Prospect Street structure is closed for 18 months of construction.
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 1998
MOVIES The action thriller "Ronin" gets rolling with a meeting of former intelligence officers and Cold War soldiers in a Paris warehouse. Directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Robert De Niro (far right, with Jean Reno), the tale of intrigue, friendship and betrayal opens in general release Friday. MOVIES "Clay Pigeons," a noir comedy, offers a tangled web of love, obsession and murder set in motion when Joaquin Phoenix's Clay Bidwell is caught in bed with the wife of his best friend.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 1996 | Christopher Knight, Christopher Knight is a Times art critic
If they build it, will you come? That is the unnerving question that looms large today, as the Museum of Contemporary Art here opens a $9.25-million renovation and expansion of its small seaside building in La Jolla, which has been closed for construction since 1994. Ten years ago, the museum hired the celebrated Philadelphia architectural firm of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates to create a much-needed overhaul.
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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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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 1992 | SUSAN FREUDENHEIM, SAN DIEGO COUNTY ARTS EDITOR
Madeleine Grynsztejn, associate curator of the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, will leave the museum at the end of June to become an associate curator in the department of 20th-Century Painting and Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago. Grynsztejn has served on the curatorial staff at the La Jolla-based museum since 1986, first as an assistant curator, then in her current role since 1988.
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February 17, 1992 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Melinda Merryweather, a good day in La Jolla often starts with a morning meditation in the place she calls the little park by the sea. Located in the shadow of the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, the grassy knoll offers an intimate view of the Pacific on gray winter mornings, providing her a moment of peace before she begins her day as a local photographer and mother of a teen-age son.
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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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June 13, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
They changed the name. Again. Fifty years ago, a group of local artists got the bright idea of fighting neglect by opening an exhibition space to show their own work, and so acquired a vacant house built for heiress Ellen Browning Scripps on a magnificent bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Since the house itself was a domestic masterpiece of early modern architecture by the great Irving Gill, the choice made poetic as well as practical sense. Thus was born the Art Center in La Jolla.
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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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July 24, 1991
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