May 2014

May 8

Modern San Diego at MOPA

05.08.2014 6:00 pm

MOPA and Modern San Diego present a deeper look into Lynn G. Fayman: A Colorful Life. Enjoy a hosted reception followed by a discussion about Fayman’s contribution to San Diego art and culture, led by David Hampton, accompanied by a presentation of important and never before seen Fayman works by MOPA’s Assistant Curator Chantel Paul.

Thursday, May 8, 2014
6 to 8 PM

$10 Donation
   *Additional donations will help support the Lynn G. Faymn Archive.

For additional questions, contact Melissa Pfeiffer,; 619.238.7559 ext. 290.


Image: Lynn G. Fayman
Jungle Rain Forest, 1949 (printed 2013)
Lynn G. Fayman Archives, Museum of Photographic Arts

May 10

Connecting with the Curator: A Colorful Life

05.10.2014 10:00 am

Join Assistant Curator Chantel Paul for a gallery tour of Lynn G. Fayman: A Colorful Life.

A Colorful Life, celebrates the life and legacy of San Diego photographer Lynn G. Fayman. Assistant Curator, Chantel Paul will share details about curating this exhibition and discovering more about Lynn G. Fayman. She will be joined by special guest, Dave Hampton, who will talk about Fayman's involvement as an instrumental figure in the art community in San Diego for more than 20 years. The exhibition includes the photography, film, and publications Fayman created during his life. This event is free with general Museum admission.

Saturday, May 10th at 10 and 11AM at MOPA.  Free with Museum admission.

RSVP with your preferred time (10AM or 11AM) to MOPA Membership Coordinator, Angela Venuti, at or 619.238.7559 x202.


Image: Lynn G. Fayman
(Untitled), 1949
Lynn G. Fayman Archives, Museum of Photographic Arts

May 18

Japan Film Festival

05.18.2014 10:00 am

The Museum of Photographic Arts has partnered with Japan Film Festival Los Angeles to present cutting‐edge, original films depicting authentic representations of contemporary Japan as a way of strengthening the general understanding of Japanese culture.  

Single film admission: $10 advance, $12 at the door

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10:00 am - The Promise: Prenatal Memories of Children
This documentary film explores the themes of prenatal memories, parenting, and the healing of our own inner children. 

Dir. Norio Ogikubo / 114 min. / Japanese with English subtitles

12:30 pm - Tenshin
The works of Tenshin and his circle of artists didn’t fit with the times and alienated artists who supported more traditional styles of art. It was with the goal of creating bold and fresh works of art that Tenshin and four others left Tokyo for Izura and founded the Japan Art Academy. 

Dir. Katsuya Matsumura / Japanese with English subtitles

3:00 pm - Pecoross' Mother and Her Days
Yuuichi Okano is a baby boomer born and raised in Nagasaki, Japan. His bald-head looks like a pecoross, a small onion. His Mother, Mitsue has dementia that began soon after her husband, Satoru, passed away 10 years ago. The film depicts their daily life that is full of humor and sweet sorrow.

Dir. Azuma Mprosaki / 113 min. / Japanese with English subtitles


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May 29

Remix Nights

05.29.2014 5:00 pm

Looking for something new and different to do this Summer? Come by MOPA for our Summer Remix Thursday nights. Each Thursday (with a few exceptions), we will stay open until 9 p.m. and feature a mix of entertainment. Plus, as in recent years, MOPA is partnering with The Prado to bring you a special dinner package.

May 29Becky Senf, Inside the Exhibition: After Ansel Adams
June 5Taiwan Cinema Spotlight: King Hu "Dragon Inn" PLEASE NOTE: Special pricing: $10 general, $8 MOPA members. Galleries closed between 4 - 7 pm for private event.
June 12Singer/Songwriter Lisa Campbell
June 19Store Summer Sale Kick-off & Toy Camera Demos
June 26The Darkroom: "Circulation" by Cristopher Cichocki
July 3The musical stylings of Le Ra
July 10Photo Remix: Bring your own photos from home to use in this fun photo transfer activity
July 17No late night due to private event

July 24





Eliza Jane Schneider is an actor, playwright, songstress, dialectologist, and fiddler, most widely known for voicing most of the female characters on Comedy Central’s SOUTH PARK, as well as voicing Rebecca Crane in the ASSASSIN’S CREED game franchise.

July 31


Italian Film Festival screening: "Many Kisses Later (Ex)"  PLEASE NOTE: Special pricing: $10 general, $8 MOPA members.
August 7Remix DJ/Producer spinning all night J. Blow
August 14Quartet Nouveau
August 21Print Photos with Light: Lumi inkodye stations with hosted bar
August 28Songstress, Lisa Campbell, returns


May 29

Inside the Exhibition: After Ansel Adams

05.29.2014 7:00 pm

In the genre of landscape photography, no one artist is more well known and influential than Ansel Adams, especially his images of America’s National Parks. Join us for a discussion about Adams’ legacy in this iconic landscape and the contemporary photographers featured in After Ansel Adams who are realizing their own visions in these places. The conversation will be between MOPA’s Assistant Curator, Chantel Paul, and Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Curator of Photography at Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, where Adams’ archive is housed. This promises to be an intimate look into the history and present state of landscape photography, with opportunity for Q&A following the discussion.

Thursday, May 29, 2014
7:00 to 8:00 PM
Free with Museum admission
RSVP to Melissa Pfeiffer at or 619.238.7559 ext. 290