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Occupying the former baggage building of the 1915-built Santa Fe train station, the downtown outpost of the Museum of Contemporary Art presents works from 1950 and beyond, including installations by Richard Serra and others that were commissioned specifically for the space. 


The MCASD boasts a permanent collection of approximately 4,700 pieces, including works by James Turrell, Ellsworth Kelly, and Richard Diebenkorn, and is particularly interested in emerging and Latin American artists. "Chicanitas," small paintings from the Chicano art collection of actor Cheech Marin, and "Color Field," a mesmerizing glass bead sculpture by Liza Lou, are recent exhibitions. The museum also hosts lectures and other ongoing events, such as the always-lively Tuesday Night Thing (TNT) featuring hands-on art activities, live music, cocktails, and food trucks.