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Free Third Thursday: Robert Irwin Day

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Robert Irwin Windows

On the third Thursday of every month, the museum offers free admission to all visitors with extended hours through 8PM.

On March 21, join us in honoring artist Robert Irwin’s (1928 – 2023) legacy of artistic contributions to the San Diego community and beyond through various activations on Free Third Thursday at MCASD in La Jolla.

Activations include:

  • From 10AM – 8PMscreening of Irwin’s MCASD Retrospective film in the video porch (and on view through Sunday, March 24)

Film: Robert Irwin: Primaries and Secondaries (2008)

Directed by Leonard Feinstein, 19:06


  • From 5PM – 6PMPolaroid photo op with Robert Irwin’s 1º 2 º 3 º 4º (1997) with artist Bringo Riedel
  • At 6PM & 7PMTours featuring Irwin’s contributions to the Light and Space Movement
  • Giveaway opportunities for Irwin catalogs with The Shop. In-person entry only.
  • A Members-exclusive giveaway of a Robert Irwin catalog bundle. In-person entry only.
  • Refreshments available for purchase by The Kitchen until 2PM. Grab and go counter open until 4PM.

Member Lounge

MCASD Members, join us at an exclusive Member Lounge on McGrath Terrace. RSVP is required – register here.

From 4 – 6PM, enjoy:

  • Complimentary refreshments from Urban Kitchen Catering
  • An art activity: Beaded prism sun catcher
  • Music

Not yet a Member? Join here.

About Robert Irwin

Robert Irwin (born September 12, 1928) is an influential American artist recognized for his significant contributions to the Light and Space movement. His innovative work often blurs the boundaries between art and the surrounding environment. In October 2023, Robert Irwin passed, leaving a legacy of artistic contributions to the San Diego community and beyond.

Irwin’s longstanding connection with MCASD dates to the 1960s. Irwin played a crucial role in the design of the museum’s downtown location, which opened in 2007. His involvement in shaping the museum space reflects his commitment to creating immersive and experiential environments, aligning with his artistic philosophy.

The collaboration between Robert Irwin and MCASD showcases the artist’s dedication to transforming spaces into dynamic, perceptual experiences.


Third Thursdays are made possible with generous support from The Conrad Prebys Foundation.


March 21
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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