MOPA Staff Blogs
The holiday season is rapidly approaching! Not sure how to top last years’ amazing gifts? Are you on a budget but want to impress your special someone? Trying to find the perfect gift for your brother, sister, parents, kids or friend? Well you’re in luck! The MOPA Store has fantastic presents for all ages!
We have one of a kind jewelry for mom, photography documentaries for dad, games for the little cousins, and groovy hanging photo clip mobiles for your friend’s new apartment!
Since 2006, MOPA has showcased the photographs and films of emerging young artists from Kindergarten to grade 12 in our annual youth exhibition. After five years of exhibitions, I am still astounded by the skill, creativity and artistry seen in the works created by these young artists. This year’s exhibition, See/Saw is no exception.
Between Honolulu and Tokyo, lie the Midway Islands. They are the home to almost 70% of the world’s albatross population. Every day, parent albatrosses forage the Pacific Ocean seeking food to feed their young. Vibrant plastics and garbage are regularly mistaken for food and as a result, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses die from trash consumption.
MOPA has always been a premiere Southern California locale to interact with photography’s past and present, but you may forget that the Museum is also a wonderful venue to experience diverse and rarely screened films from around the world. A huge opportunity to see cinema at its finest just kicked off this past weekend with the San Diego Italian Film Festival and we want to remind you to come to MOPA and see the moving pictures we have on display.
"Eerie" is a word that well describes this photograph entitled Duntroon Castle, Argyllshire, Scotland. The artist is Simon Marsden, a photographer who lives and works in England.
On this Halloween, I want to share with you one of the nearly 7,000 photographs in the collection of the Museum of Photographic Arts. In this case a pretty spooky image of a real castle in Western Scotland.
Out of the 20,000 books held in the Dubois Library, there are more than a few treasures; books that illustrate and document early photographic processes and subjects, or were created by seminal photographers who have left their indelible mark on our visual history. These books are incredible to see and touch and hold. They provide true connection to a medium and a past that is quickly changing and evolving.
Thanks to all who came out to support MOPA's Photo Auction 2011 earlier this month. The event was a huge success for the Museum and almost all of the gorgeous art (generously donated by galleries, artists and collectors) found a new home. I would like to offer a special thanks to Andrea Fiucyznski, president of Christie's Los Angeles, who presided over our auction, as well as our brilliant designer, Terri Mitchell, of PR1ZE.