Art Galleries and Museums

Complementing the many popular museums in nearby Balboa Park, La Jolla contributes some notable institutions of its own to the local arts and culture community in San Diego. In the village, photography, sculpture and paintings seem to spill out into the streets, offering a pleasant way to spend an afternoon whether you are looking to make an investment or just browsing.

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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - La Jolla

With two locations, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is the region's foremost forum devoted to the exploration and presentation of the art of our time, presenting works across all media created since 1950. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego and in the coastal community of La Jolla, MCASD provides an unprecedented variety of exhibition spaces and experiences for the community, showcasing an internationally recognized collection and a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and public programs.

700 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037-4291


La Jolla Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, located in the heart of La Jolla, California, in San Diego County, is one of only 16 nonprofit membership libraries in the United States. This rare cultural institution, an important one to the greater San Diego area, offers a depth and accessibility of resources and programs found nowhere else in the region.

1008 Wall St. La Jolla, CA 92037

MURALS OF LA JOLLA Project includes:

1. Kim MacConnel, Girl from Ipanema
7724 Girard Avenue, 2010

2. Roy McMakin, Favorite Color
7596 Eads Avenue, 2010

3. Mark Bradford, Sexy Cash
7540 Fay Avenue, 2015

4. John Baldessari, Brain/Cloud
1250 Prospect Street, 2011

5. Ryan McGinness, 53 Women
1111 Prospect Street, 2011

6. Ann Hamilton, at Sea
7905 Herschel Avenue, 2012

7. William Wegman, Opening
1162 Prospect Street, 2014

8. Richard Allen Morris, Applied
7744 Fay Avenue, 2012

9. Fred Tomaselli, Expecting to Fly (for the Zeros)
7569 Girard Avenue, 2013

10. Julian Opie, Walking in the City.project 1 & 2
5535 La Jolla Boulevard, 2013

11. Catherine Opie, The Shores
7509 Girard Avenue, 2013

12. Nina Katchadourian, Whale
1250 Prospect Street, 2014

13. Kelsey Brookes, One Pointed Attention
7835 Ivanhoe Avenue, 2014

14. Jean Lowe, Tear Stains Be Gone
7661 Girard Avenue, 2015

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