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Special Exhibition Opening of Kelly Akashi: Formations

September 21, 2023 @ 10:00 am

La Jolla by the Sea

Join us on Free Third Thursday, September 21 from 10AM – 8PM for the free public opening of Kelly Akashi: FormationsEnjoy free admission and DJ set by DJ Sir Froderick from 5 – 8PM.

Kelly Akashi: Formations presents an overview of a decade of work, including glass and cast bronze objects, multipart sculptural installations, and photographic work. It also includes a newly commissioned body of work that explores the inherited impact of the artist’s father’s imprisonment in a Japanese American incarceration camp in Poston, Arizona during World War II.

Organized by the San José Museum of Art, Kelly Akashi: Formations is the first major exhibition and catalog of Akashi’s work. The exhibition will be on view from September 21, 2023 – February 18, 2024 in San Diego, following presentations at the San José Museum of Art and the Frye Art Museum, Seattle.

Kelly Akashi: Formations is organized by the San José Museum of Art and curated by Lauren Schell Dickens, Chief Curator. The presentation at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is organized by Jill Dawsey, PhD, Senior Curator, MCASD.

Also on view, a new permanent collection exhibition: Eleanor Antin and My Barbarian.


September 21, 2023
10:00 am
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Museum Contemporary Art La Jolla
700 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
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