Collecting Groups

MOPA’s Collecting Level Memberships provide unprecedented access to the artists, photography and the Museum. Get up close with visiting artists, curators and fellow patrons; explore the history and future trends in photography with experts in the field; and contribute to the growth of one of San Diego’s cultural gems. If you are passionate about photography, there is no better way to immerse yourself in the Museum and the dynamic world of photography.

The Photo Forum and Collectors’ Salon membership levels will support the future of the Museum’s permanent collection, exhibitions and award-winning education programs. Collecting Level Members will enjoy a high level of personal attention and exclusive benefits that bring you closer to the Museum’s world-renowned photography collection and exhibitions.

 

Collectors' Salon 

Collectors’ Salon Members gain unprecedented access to art and artists through exclusive VIP events and experiences, including five annual Salon receptions. Each event will be hosted in a private home providing donors an intimate opportunity to engage with artists, collectors and fellow members.

Collectors’ Salon Members will also enjoy: 
• Invitations to all annual Salon receptions 
• Invitations to all VIP opening night receptions 
• VIP invitations with reserved seating to all lectures (RSVP required) 
• Behind-the-scenes tour 
• Invitation to the annual acquisitions dinner 
• International travel with a photography focus led by MoPA’s Director, with access to the best private collections, artist studios, VIP Art Fair access and other exclusive experiences* 
• 15% Museum Store discount 
• Annual membership card with privileges at museums around the U.S. 
• Access to all Photo Forum benefits and events 

 

Photo Forum

Photo Forum Members enjoy exclusive invitations to all VIP exhibition opening events at MoPA. Opportunities for collecting and learning will be afforded through fascinating local and national photography-focused adventures. Members at this level will also enjoy one private Salon reception with a renowned artist each year.

Photo Forum Members will also enjoy: 
• Invitation to one Salon reception with an artist in a private home 
• Invitations to all VIP opening night receptions 
• VIP Invitations with reserved seating to all lectures (RSVP required) 
• Behind-the-scenes tour 
• Invitation to the annual acquisitions dinner* 
• National travel opportunities with a photography focus led by MoPA’s Director, providing access to private collections, artist studios and other exclusive experiences* 
• 15% Museum Store discount 
• Annual membership card with privileges at museums around the U.S. 

 

Be involved in the future of photography.

 

Collectors' Salon: $5000 and up

Photo Forum: $1,000 - $4,999

For more information, contact Jana Holsenback at 619.238.7559 x207 or email holsenback@mopa.org.

 

*Additional costs apply.