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MCASD Downtown plans eXit pARTy

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown will hold its next eXit pARTy June 29 from 7 to 10 p.m. at 1100 and 1001 Kettner Blvd. (courtesy of MCASD)

MCASD Downtown plans eXit pARTy

Prepare for anything but the norm at the second event in Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown’s (MCASD) new eXit pARTy series. The next event is scheduled for Thursday, June 29 from 7 to 10 p.m.

With hands-on activities, a performance by artist Angela Jennings, specialty cocktails curated by Snake Oil Cocktail Company, and live music curated by A Ship in the Woods, MCASD’s eXit pARTy offers new ways to engage with contemporary art.

Inspired by Andrea Chung’s exhibition “You broke the ocean in half to be here,” eXit pARTy — Changing Tides will evoke the vibrant, diverse space of the sea. For her first solo museum exhibition, the San Diego-based artist presents an immersive installation composed of cyanotype prints of lionfish, a non-native species that has proliferated recently in the Caribbean, destroying the local ecosystem. With their cyan-blue color, the prints conjure a fantastic underwater world, while offering a potent allegory for colonialism, as the invasive lionfish reshape their environment according to their own needs.

Spotlight tours of Chung’s exhibition, as well as two other recently opened exhibitions in the downtown galleries, Prospect 2017 and Go Tell It: Selections from MCASD’s Collectionwill be offered throughout the evening.

eXit pARTy goers will enjoy multiple live musical acts including Zayra, Island Boy, Yaya Skinbyrd, and DJ Ana Brown of Radio Pulso del Barrio.

Want to make a night of it? Head to one of MCASD’s Member eXclusive partners for a pre or post-event meal or drinks. Members enjoy discounts, starting at 10 percent off from their entire bill.

Tickets are free for MCASD Members and our 25 and younger X Set Members; $25 non-members. Members should bring their membership cards and reserve tickets online in advance. The eXit pARTy is a 21+ only event. MCASD Downtown is located at 1100 and 1001 Kettner Blvd. Visit bit.ly/2sYQl2V.

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