MOPA Staff Blogs
Since the beginning of the year, I have been working on curating one of our upcoming exhibitions for Fall 2013, Staking Claim: A California Invitational. The exhibition is the second in a triennial that began at MOPA in 2010 with the exhibition State of Mind: A California Invitational, and focuses on contemporary California photographers. You might be wondering, how do we create an invitational?
Most times when I give a public talk about my fifteen and a half years of research on the life and work W. Eugene Smith, or when I do media interviews, like I did in May for the JLP opening at MOPA, I am asked how I got into it. It’s a good question. Another good one is, how did Smith get into his line of work?
Collaboratively authored by Lucy Coker and Roberta O'Connor.
In collaboration with the Latino Film Festival, this July the Museum of Photographic Arts opens its doors in Balboa Park for a special screening of “Dos Hermanos”(Brother and Sister). The Argentinean film, by the talented director Daniel Burman, won an award in Chicago and was nominated for 15 other awards in Argentina and the Czech Republic.
Looking for something fabulous to do this summer? Need to inject some fun in to your normal routine? This summer (from May 31 – September 27) MOPA’s galleries are open late on Thursdays until 9:00 pm. Celebrate art after hours with The Prado Thursday Night Dinner Package, which includes a three-course dinner for two, a bottle of wine and two tickets to the Museum of Photographic Arts exhibition The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in NYC, 1957-1965.