April 2016

Apr 9

American Sign Language Tours

04.09.2016 11:00 am

Join us for tours of Flor Garduno: Trilogy is ASL only.

Led by a Deaf Docent.

Tours at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Admission cost: $4.00

The tours will be limited to 30 participants each.

RSVPs willl be taken on a first-come, first-served basis and are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 8th.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Kristie Taylor at taylor@mopa.org or 619-238-7559 x231.

 

Apr 9

American Sign Language Tours

04.09.2016 12:00 pm

Join us for tours of Flor Garduno:  Trilogy in ASL only.

Led by a Deaf Docent.

Tours at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Admission Cost:  $4.00

The tours will be limited to 30 participants each.

RSVPs will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis and are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8th.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Kristie Taylor at taylor@mopa.org or 619-238-7559 x231.

 

Apr 9

Film: Desperate Living

04.09.2016 3:00 pm

Desperate Living
John Waters / 91min.

Co-presented by Film Geeks & FilmOut San Diego

In Desperate Living, Filmmaker John Waters delivers his trademark style in a story about a murdering housewife and her overweight maid who go on the lamb after committing a crime. Part of a brand-SPANKING new partnership between San Diego’s Film Geeks and the Museum of Photographic Arts. This title was selected and presented by FilmOut San Diego! So many great brains coming together for your entertainment!

Tickets available here
$10 general admission
$5 MOPA members

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Apr 21

Film: Il giovane favoloso

04.21.2016 7:30 pm

Il giovane favoloso
Mario Martone / 137 min. / Italian w/ Eng. subtitles

Presented by San Diego Italian Film Festival

Based on the fraught life of 19th-century Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi, Mario Martone’s biopic features an unforgettable performance by Elio Germano in the title role. Born into an aristocratic and learned family living in Recanati, Giacomo has access to a celebrated library where he and his siblings are encouraged by their strict father to spend many hours in study. Physically frail, he increasingly leads a life of the mind, devoting himself to an epistolary friendship with scholar Pietro Giordani, several romantic interests and a feverish compulsion to write. “Leopardi” brings the past to life with sumptuous visuals and a propulsive narrative. Filmed in the actual house, library and streets where Leopardi lived, the film offers a scintillating depiction of the life and times of a man whose body just could not keep pace with his intellect.

Tickets: $10 general, $8 SDIFF members, students/military with regular ID

Tickets available at the door (day of screening)

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Apr 28

Film: Youth

04.28.2016 6:00 pm

YOUTH
Paolo Sorrentino / 2015 / 124 min.

6:00pm - RECEPTION
7:00pm - FILM SCREENING

A retired orchestra conductor is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday.

Film introduction by Mario Garrett, Professor of Gerontology School of Social Work at San Diego State University.

Admission to reception & screening is FREE with RSVP

Click here for Coming of Age film schedule

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Apr 30

Film: Exploring the Border with Paul Espinosa

04.30.2016 12:30 pm

Exploring the Border with Paul Espinosa

Co-presented with The San Diego History Center

Join the San Diego History Center and the Museum of Photographic Arts for a day of films and discussion with award-winning documentary filmmaker and producer Paul Espinosa. The event showcases documentaries about the Mexico–United States border followed by a Q&A with Espinosa after each film. The day culminates in a reception and panel discussion with local experts about the region and Espinosa's work.

Espinosa has produced, directed, written and hosted numerous programs for PBS, winning eight Emmy awards (EspinosaProductions.com). His productions have been widely reviewed in national and regional publications, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and NPR's "All Things Considered."

Location: MOPA
12:30 PM - In The Shadow Of The Law, explores the lives of four undocumented Mexican families who have been in the U.S. for many years. Will they qualify for amnesty and become part of American society, or will they remain in the shadows?

2:30 PM - Uneasy Neighbors, Chronicling the life and death of a migrant camp in north San Diego County, the film profiles social tensions between migrant workers and homeowners.

Location: San Diego History Center
4:30 PM - Evening Reception

5:30 PM - The Border, six story-driven vignettes on the U.S.-Mexico border, focusing on dramatic issues facing the region including the global economy, water shortages, land disputes and cultural misunderstandings.

6:30 PM - Border panel discussion w/ Paul Espinosa, Norma Iglesias (SDSU) and Sara Solaimani (UCSD).

Purchase tickets here
Full Day Pass: $25 / $18 MOPA & SDHC Members, Students
MOPA screenings only: $10 / $5 MOPA & SDHC Members, Students
SDHC screening + reception only: $17 / $15 MOPA & SDHC Members, Students

With your ticket, you have access to visit the San Diego History Center's The Border: A Line that Divides, a photographic exhibition exploring the evolution of the San Ysidro border crossing over the last 160 years, and the Museum of Photographic Arts' Flor Garduño: Trilogy exhibition of black & white images from the internationally recognized Mexican photographer Flor Garduño.

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Apr 30

Capturing Spring - Cyanotype Workshop

04.30.2016 1:00 pm

Come kick off spring and take a step back in time to capture the shapes of the season through a beautiful, early light-sensitive process. Throught this one-day, hands-on workshop we’ll explore a brief history of the process, how to prepare, coat and expose your own prints, as well as experiment with a few alternative surfaces to print on! 

Perfect for the DIY photographer, gardener and botany enthusiast, and alternative process gurus!

Click here to buy your ticket!