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Free Third Thursday


Reserve your free Thursday night tickets to visit MCASD featuring Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s.

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Thursday - 5/19/22


10:00am - Free Third Thursday - La Jolla

Thursday - 6/16/22


10:00am - Free Third Thursday - La Jolla

Event Details


Niki de Saint Phalle’s Gorgo in New York (1962) was inspired by the science fiction film Gorgo (1961), in which a gigantic sea lizard—named for the Gorgon Medusa—invades London. Created while the artist was staying at New York’s Chelsea Hotel, Saint Phalle transposed the monster to the Manhattan of her youth, suggested through the plaster-and-chicken wire skyscrapers. 

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