MOPA Staff Blogs

Dubois Library Snapshots: Souvenirs Entomologiques, by J. H. Fabre

Second in the Snapshots series presented by the Dubois Library is Souvenirs Entomolgiques, by J. H. Fabre. Known as the “father of entomology,” Fabre’s books make insects look beautiful (well, almost). Enjoy!

Dubois Library Snapshots: The Disciples, by James Mollison

"Snapshots" is a series of booktrailers that showcase some of the wonderful photography books housed in the Dubois Library. Here's a link to the first in the series, highlighting "The Disciples" by James Mollison. Enjoy!

http://youtu.be/MWnSZc82d-Q

Announcing the winners of MOPA's Cut + Paste Photo Collage Contest

MOPA is proud to announce the winners of the Cut + Paste Photo Collage Contest. Almost 90 collages were entered into the contest, and more than 2200 votes were cast to decide our winners. The top three collage artists will receive gift packages that include MOPA gifts, photography books, and tickets to TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil.

Instant Adventure

Next month I will be traveling to Europe for the first time in ten years. While I frantically plan what I should wear for two weeks in Paris, I cannot let myself forget two vital items: a travel journal and a camera. For many years and for many countries I have always brought a small journal with me to records details of each day. I usually end up stuffing receipts of delicious meals, business cards and sometimes a pressed flower in the pages. Reading those journals can immediately transport me to a beach, and I suddenly feel as calm as I did when I was lying in the sand.

Women of the Mug Shots

Guest post by Cairie Riney, a digitization/online access intern at the Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC). For the past few months, Cairie has been working with MOPA to digitize some of the Museum’s special collections.  

Pictorialism's Legacy

Prison Break!

Guest post by Cairie Riney, a digitization/online access intern at the Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC). For the past few months, Cairie has been working with MOPA to digitize some of the Museum’s special collections.  

New Books in the Library

The Dubois Library has recently added these new titles to our collection:

Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the Twentieth Century: Brassaï, Capa, Kertész, Moholy-Nagy, Munkácsi (London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2011)

Teaching “Eyes of a Nation”

One of the most thrilling parts of being an educator at MOPA is having the chance to teach out of the museum galleries. In leading groups through the current exhibition, Eyes of a Nation, I’ve encountered dozens of teachable moments with visitors from 4th grade to retirement, and have had the chance to pore over the photographs with a new set of eyes each time.

Dachshunds to Liberty Hounds: Anti-German Sentiment Revealed Through Mugshots

Guest post by Cairie Riney, a digitization/online access intern at the Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC). For the past few months, Cairie has been working with MOPA to digitize some of the Museum’s special collections.