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TNT’s explosive comeback at the Downtown Museum of Contemporary Art

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After a painfully long six-month lapse in activities, the much-missed TNT (Thursday Night Thing) returns to the MCA’s downtown location on November 5th.

This unique event, which is held both inside the museum and on its outdoor patios,  always offers attendees an evening packed full of contemporary art, performance, and musical entertainment.

On display at the museum is the work of New York artist Tara Donovan and her jaw-dropping, obsessively intricate, and large-scale sculptures that are composed out of simple materials like toothpicks, straws, and paper plates.

Live music will be performed by Money Mark and the group Birds and Batteries.

This is your chance to see the museum’s collection after dark, hobnob with local San Diego artist and art patrons while listening to live music and sipping on refreshing adult beverages like beer from Stone Brewing Company (one of their sponsors). If you’re not interested in the beer garden, the event also provides a family-friendly atmosphere inside the museum complete with live balloon animal creation by artist Addi Somekh. Local artist David Adey will also lead attendees in an interactive, collaborative project.

Museum of Contemporary Art Downtown
Jacobs Building
1100 & 1001 Kettner Boulevard
(between Broadway and B Street)

Free to MCASD Members
$10 for the general public
$7 for students

Katherine Sweetman is a nationally and internationally exhibited artist in the fields of both new media art and documentary video. Her current work deals with online social networking sites and the issues surrounding personal disclosure in the public realm of the World Wide Web. Her major areas of research involve public disclosure of private information in both online and offline environments. She has an M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego, a B.A. in Arts and Technology from California State University, San Marcos. She is currently a part-time instructor at Cal-State San Marcos and San DIego State University, and the Director of the alternative art space, Lui Velazquez, in Tijuana.

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