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MCASD La Jolla has a permanent collection of more than 3,000 works from different genres created after the 1950s. There are paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photography, video, film, and installation. MCASD is an established patron of the arts and has helped many artists achieve success. MCASD maintains an extensive collection of minimalist, pop, conceptual, installation, Latin American, and Californian art. MCASD's downtown San Diego location is also worth a stop. On the third Thursday of each month, the museum is open from 11a to 7p. For more information please see the website.
Combining vintage and the contemporary is what Joseph Bellows Gallery aims to achieve. With a variety of photographic art on display, the collection spans over three different rooms. The gallery not only provides artists to showcase their works but also aids prospective buyers to land what they are looking for, with consultation services along the way. Also up for grabs are a variety of books on art related subjects. Keep tabs on the website for exhibitions on works by individual artists. Open Saturday by appointment.
Inaugurated in April 2019, The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center which is maintained by La Jolla Music Society serves as the host to the major cultural hub of La Jolla. The interior of this hall is characterized by two tiers and bright lights that perfectly complement the wooden decor. A permanent feature here, the center has been host to performers of international reputation.
La Jolla Library or the Riford Library serves as the community facility for informational as well as educational purposes. Housed within a local building, the library offers multiple rooms and facilities, like the outdoor reading patios. Not only does the library offer a varied collection of 120,000 or so books and CDs to its readers, but it also serves host to numerous literary events and activities. Besides, its seminar rooms and the 125-capacity community room can be hired for local and cultural activities.
The term "comedy store" is synonymous with big stars that trace their humble beginnings back to performing regularly here. This La Jolla location is no exception. Among others, Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg are said to have gotten their start here. The almost exclusively black décor and complementary lights create a raw, yet minimally distracting backdrop for the comedy. A full bar is provided. Staff will order food from the deli across the street if so desired.