Friday, October 18 2013

Oct 18

Members’ Opening Reception

10.18.2013 7:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the creative spirit of our home state of California. Each of the three exhibitions opening in October features California-based artists. With that in mind, we will mark the opening of these exhibitions with flavors and sounds inspired by the Golden State. Come get a first glimpse of an extensive array of photography and video and mingle with a number of the featured artists. 

STAKING CLAIM: A California Invitational
OCT 8, 2013 - JAN 26, 2014

OCT 19, 2013 - FEB 2, 2014

OCT19, 2013 - FEB 2, 2014

Free to current Members plus one guest with a valid card. 

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Photo: Susan Burnstine, Around the Bend, 2012, Archival Pigment Print, Courtesy of the artist

Oct 19

Kevin Cooley: Elements Opens

10.19.2013 12:00 am

A Los Angeles-based photographer and video artist, Kevin Cooley thoughtfully investigates the ever-changing intersection between man and nature. Elements, the first solo museum exhibition of the artist’s work, presents two videos, Skyward and Tow. These works invite you to explore the California sky and Arctic waters from a first person point-of-view, coaxing you to look at these elements in a new and different way. Learn more at

On display October 19, 2013 - February 2, 2014

Photo: Skyward (installation)
Courtesy of the artist

Oct 19

My City, Your City Opens

10.19.2013 12:00 am

What does it mean to call a place home?

What story would you tell about your community?

Where do you come from and what do you call home?

This is MOPA's 8th Annual Youth Exhibition featuring work by students, grades K - 12. Kids were encouraged to use the power of photography, both still photography and video, to explore this year's theme, My City, Your City. The winners were chosen on the basis of originality, quality and the artist's statement within the theme. Learn more at

On display October 19, 2013 - February 2, 2014

Photo by Pheobe Bogdon