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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

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Address: 700 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 858 454 3541
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Description: Actually located in La Jolla, this museum has more than 3,000 works which...
Actually located in La Jolla, this museum has more than 3,000 works which vie for attention with the stunning views of the Pacific.
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Great Location, fun collection

Great building, nice little collection of art. Doesn't seem to have a strategy or clear objective to the collection, but it is a very pleasant way to spend 30 minutes looking at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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La Jolla, California
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La Jolla, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great building, nice little collection of art. Doesn't seem to have a strategy or clear objective to the collection, but it is a very pleasant way to spend 30 minutes looking at art.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went to the location in La Jolla. The museum is small but the collection is intriguing and the views are spectacular.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We happened on this small but well-done museum simply wandering around La Jolla. The featured artist when we were there was Nicole W?????. Rather strange, but interesting. The one drawback was a docent who followed us around commenting on the art from his own personal political point of view that did not jibe with ours. I wish now that I... More 

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Buena Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Open fresh and inviting ocean breeze. Overlooks the ocean . Location perfect for a wedding also. Flavia chatterjee

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New Rochelle, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Besides being a great small museum in a beachfront location they also have a cafe that serves wonderful and affordable boutique food!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great collection, and so close the the ocean. Well worth a visit. I attended the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival and all the screenings were at the auditorium in the building. There is also a great cafe attached where I has a wonderful breakfast!

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Undeniably one of the best museums in San Diego. Pictured here is the LA Jolla location which overlooks a stunning stretch of ocean and beach. There is another "branch" in downtown San Diego next to the train station. Each location is different in both vibe and intent, do visit the MCASD website to learn more. Both museum locations are, in... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nice little museum. Interesting art displays. Has an outdoor art display. Magnificent ocean view. Not good for young children. It's not a place for kids who need to run around. Docents are not very nice. If you appreciate contemporary art, this place is for you. Otherwise, try something else.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I go to art museums whenever I travel. I was surprised to find such an excellent sophisticated collection in La Jolla. We enjoyed the exhibitions and the sculpture garden.

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St. Johns, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great experience for such a small place. Very impressive collection and would highly recommend the Dr. Seuss showings whenever they are back. Easy to get to and a great location to walk to the Children's pool afterwards.

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