05.01.2013 12:00 am
The Museum of Photographic Arts turns thirty on May 1, 2013 and invites you to join the festivities. Throughout the month of May, MOPA has scheduled events to help commemorate their three decades as a museum in Balboa Park dedicated to photography, film and video. And we plan on celebrating!
The celebration launches on May 1st with $1 admission to the museum, as it was in 1983.
Additionally, every visitor to the museum that day will be entered into a raffle for various photography related prizes and the MOPA gift shop will be running a sale marking everything down to 83% of its regular price.
Behind the scenes tours of the collections storage area and library will be given between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for those interested.
The remainder of the week, the original $1 pricing will continue, everything at the store will be marked down 10% and everyone who makes a purchase will receive their choice of an Arnold Newman or Duane Michaels poster.
05.03.2013 7:00 pm
Join us on the evening of May 3rd for a special lecture by San Francisco based photographer Chris McCaw, who will be speaking about his innovative Sunburn project. In this body of work, begun in 2003, McCaw creates images by allowing the sun to burn its path onto a paper negative during a long exposure, using the camera as a tool for both creation and destruction. The lecture will be followed by a signing of McCaw's most recent book, Sunburn.
About the Photographer
05.05.2013 1:00 pm
12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Free with your $1.00 admission, MOPA will be showing a 90 minute program of short films presented by San Diego Latino Film Festival.
A collection of fun, vivacious, and short films perfect for children and adults alike. Before the film enjoy a performance by Ballet Folklorico Casa Familiar! The dance performance will begin at 12:45 pm.
Avientate (The Big Jump) (2012, 3 min., Mexico)
05.09.2013 6:00 pm
Come see the Intouchables for Europe Day compliments of The European Union American Center of Commerce for Southern California (EUACCSC).
An irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility, The Intouchables has broken box office records in its native France and across Europe. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicap millionaire (Francois Cluzet) and his street smart ex-con caretaker (Omar Sy), The Intouchables depicts an unlikely camaraderie rooted in honesty and humor between two individuals who, on the surface, would seem to have nothing in common. -- © Weinstein
6 - 7 pm : Reception
7 - 9:30 pm: Film Screening
RSVP to: www.wtcsd.org/events
Watch the trailer:
05.16.2013 7:00 pm
Sentire l'aria (Feeling the Air)
Manuele Cecconello, 2010, 110 minutes
In this beautiful documentary, 15 year old Andrea from northern Piedmont, chooses to be a shepherd, leaving his comfortable home, surgeon father and teacher mother, and the urban rituals of adolescence, to learn an unusual and dying trade in the mountains around Biellea, an ancient town in wool commerce.
Read more about the film here.
Cost: $10 General, Student & Military discount with valid I.D. (cash and check only)
05.18.2013 1:00 pm
Join us for an ASL tour lead by a Deaf Individual. MOPA's current exhibitions, Jessica Lange: unseen, 30x: three decades. Both the hearing and Deaf community are welcome and encouraged to attend. This tour will be conducted in ASL ONLY. Learn more. For questions please contact Jazmyne Lemar lemar@MOPA.org or 619.238.7559 X230.
Jessica Lange: unseen
Jessica Lange has maintained a career as a fine art photographer for nearly two decades, alongside her work as an acclaimed actress. As a photographer, Lange documents diverse cultures from regional and international travels. Alternately comforting and disquieting, the artist’s striking and unexpected photographs possess a kind of moody mystery that is appropriately cinematic. MOPA is pleased to present the first United States exhibition of Jessica Lange’s mid-career retrospective unseen. The exhibition gathers work from Mexico, Ethiopia, Romania, Russia, Finland, Italy, France and the United States.
Exhibition support provided by ResMed Foundation
30x: three decades
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.
05.23.2013 7:00 pm
FREE for Members!
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Students - $6
General - $8
MOPA’s trademark POP Thursdays returns incorporating our newest film program, Cinema Select.
Voting has ended and the winner is... The Outsiders. So that is what we will be showing at this POP Thursdays event. Thanks to everyone who voted.
Push Pin Party
Mobile Photography Challenge
• DJ’s Daniel Sant & Mark Smith play 1983 favorites
• Dress to impress in your best 80’s attire
• Stand & Deliver, a MIHO experience
• Libations from Alchemy Cultural Fare & Cocktails
Please note, seating for the movie screening is first come, first serve. Tickets are good for admission to POP Thursday and do not guarantee movie seating.
05.31.2013 7:00 pm
Members only opening reception.
Members plus one guest are invited to check out the award-winning pictures from tour latest exhibition, Pictures of the Year International.
At 7:30, our Executive Director, Deborah Klochko, will lead a conversation with a number of local photojournalists about the profession they have chosen.
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