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You Choose the Movie with Cinema Select04.03.2013
What if visitors also had their say on what movies played at the Museum of Photographic Arts’ theater? MOPA is pleased to announce its new Cinema Select Program. Each month, MOPA’s staff will select three movies, all of a certain theme, and visitors will get to vote on the museum’s website for the one they would like to watch. Read more
This year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival has come to a close. Now in its third year, we hosted six powerful documentary films showcasing contemporary social issues, ranging from LGBT activists in Uganda to the underreported epidemic of rape in the US Military. With 1,175 attendees at the festival, MOPA is proud to have brought our community together to witness the impact that the cinematic lens has when courageous individuals share their stories.
In 2013, MOPA celebrates 30 years as a museum in Balboa Park dedicated to exhibiting photography, film, and video. Prior to MOPA’s founding in 1983, it existed as the “Center for Photographic Arts,” a nonprofit organization created in the early 1970s which exhibited and promoted photography as an art form. Since its founding, MOPA has presented dynamic world-class photography exhibitions in San Diego and built a world class photography collection. 30x: Three Decades highlights one acquisition from each of MOPA’s 30 years, showcasing a selection of influential figures in the history of photography, including works by Alexander Rodchenko, Loretta Lux, Thomas Struth, Lee Friedlander, Robert Adams, Marian Drew and other influential artists.