The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is undertaking a $95 million renovation and expansion with the help of donors. Rendering courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is undertaking a $95 million renovation and expansion with the help of donors. Rendering courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

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The San Diego Museum of Art’s Bloom Bash, seen in 2018, is part of the institution’s Art Alive spring fundraiser. In the background is the San Diego Museum of Man’s California Tower. Photo courtesy of San Diego Museum of Art

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An artist’s rendering shows how the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will look from Prospect Street after its $95 million renovation and expansion. Rendering courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

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