Get a Retrospective Look at Art

A new exhibit by John Baldessari at MCASD mixes new with the old.

Beginning Feb. 5, a will be on display at the here in La Jolla and its focus is diverse media.

Southern California artist John Baldessari began making art here in San Diego, National City to be specific. He’s known for his experimentation with printmaking, which began in the 70s and has continued through today. He uses visual restraint and crops his images in unique and intriguing ways for the viewer.

In 1960, MCASD gave Baldessari his very first exhibition and now he’s back again with his expansive collection of printmaking. You’ll see more than 100 works, made between 1973 and 2010, at this exhibit and all of them are made from a vast array of media, like lithography, etching, photogravure, aquatint, photo intaglio, embossing, silkscreen and more. This is the largest offering of Baldessari’s work and a real treat to art enthusiasts.

The exhibit runs from Feb. 5-May 13 during MCASD hours and is free for members. Anyone 25 and under or military with ID also can see these works for free. General admission to the museum is $10 and seniors and students 26 and older (with ID) can see Baldessari’s masterpieces for just $5.

MCASD La Jolla is open Thursday through Tuesday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. On the third Thursday of the month, the gallery is open until 7 p.m. with free admission on that same day from 5-7 p.m.

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