13- Apr2022
Posted By: David McCallum

MCASD Celebrated it’s Opening on April 8, 2022! Congratulations to the MCASD Team!

On Friday, April 8th, JGL had the great privilege of attending the member’s preview and opening reception for the stunning new Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla, California. JGL worked on several aspects of the MCASD project including development of the vendor business structure and a dual track RFP focused on selecting a preferred caterer list as well as a cafe operator. The new building features sweeping, panoramic views of the ocean and uses natural light throughout the building as a curatorial tool. JGL toured the museum both at night and during the day to very different effect. Perhaps one of the most pertinent examples of how unique the visitor experience is at the new MCASD is Robert Irwin’s 1º2º3º4º installation which consists of three tinted windows with rectangular cut outs framing portions of the sea and sky beyond, reminiscent of one of James Turrell’s Skyspaces. It takes a moment before registering what a special experience it is to be standing in the middle of a gallery with the ocean breeze on your face. When JGL made our first site visit to MCASD two years ago, in the thick of the pandemic, the streets of La Jolla were empty. Seeing both the Village of La Jolla and the new museum teeming with life truly brought the project full circle. Congratulations to the whole team at MCASD on this monumental achievement…JGL will be back for the café opening this Summer!

Pictured Above: David McCallum, JGL’s VP of Consulting Services at the MCASD Opening

Read more about the grand reopening of MCASD: Then there was light: Gasp-inducing MCASD campus in La Jolla set for grand reopening – The San Diego Union-Tribune (sandiegouniontribune.com)

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