19 May - 23 July 2017

Each year, MCASD presents Prospect, an eclectic exhibition of works considered for acquisition by the Museum’s International and Contemporary Collectors groups. The exhibition’s title evokes MCASD’s flagship La Jolla address as well as the possibilities for building the collection. One or more of the artworks are selected by ballot at the annual Selection Dinner.

Prospect 2017 features eight artists whose works reflect the Museum’s curatorial interests: Amy Adler (b. 1966), Math Bass (b. 1981), James Crosby (b. 1974), Jonathan Hernández (b. 1972), Tala Madani (b. 1981), Rebecca Morris (b. 1969), Barbara T. Smith (b. 1931), and Lisa Williamson (b. 1977). From these diverse practices emerge uncanny visions of daily life; material traces of the body; wry revisions of art history; and a deep engagement with political realities, past and present.

Prospect 2017 is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, with funding provided by MCASD’s International and Contemporary Collectors. Institutional support of MCASD is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Fund.

MCASD Downtown / Jacobs Building, 1100 & 1001 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, California 92101

Amy Adler is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts Professor. For more about her work, please visit:

Image Credit:
Amy Adler, Location (Playground no. 5) detail, 2017,
oil pastel on canvas, 132 × 96in. (335.3 × 243.8cm). Courtesy of the artist and ACME., Los Angeles.
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer.