December 2013

The Butterfly's Dream

12.13.2013 7:00 pm

The Butterfly’s Dream centers on two young poets in the 1940s of Turkey who make a bet on a pretty girl. Whoever’s poem the girl likes will win, and the other will step aside. The poets however have to deal with other problems like disease, poverty, compulsory work in the mines and the Second World War in the meantime. As the story unravels, the poets travel through cities and events in search of happiness. Is it the optimist who’s the bravest or the pessimist? This story will tell.

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Dec 14

Connecting to Collections

12.14.2013 10:00 am

Join MOPA’s curatorial department as we begin this seasonal series that links the Museum’s permanent collection with our exhibitions, by allowing members the opportunity to view original works in MOPA’s print viewing room. Guests will have an opportunity to meet with the curatorial staff in an informal event while seeing unique items from California-based artists. Our first Connecting to Collections day is held in conjunction with the current exhibition Staking Claim: A California Invitational, and expands on the theme by looking at iconic works from California based photographers such as Ansel Adams, Ruth Bernhard, Carleton Watkins, Linda Connor, Richard Misrach, and more! Guests will also have an opportunity to see a selection of books in the Edmund L. and Nancy K. Dubois Library as part of the experience.

The event will run once per hour at 10:00am , 11:00am and 12:00pm, each lasting approximately 50 minutes.

This event is for MOPA Members only. For questions please contact our membership manager, Angela Venuti, at or 619.238.7559 x202.

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Carleton Watkins
Tacoye, The North Dome, 3730 Feet, 1870
Albumen print
Collection of the Museum of Photographic Arts; Gift of Frederick Currier