For Adults and Seniors
MOPA's nighttime series blends film and photography with drinks and music into a party like no other. Check out upcoming POP Thursdays events.
Artist Talks, Classes + Workshops
Feed your creativity with talks from renowned artists and photographers. Learn more about photography and hone your skills with lectures, events and workshops for every skill level and age group. Join our community of photographers, art educators and photography enthusiasts for an array of exciting educational programming. Check out our calendar to see upcoming programs.
MOPA has a long history of presenting unique and compelling films. Films screenings are often presented in support of the Museum’s exhibitions or in collaboration with a community partner. All films take place in MOPA’s Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater. For more information, check out our calendar to see upcoming programs or visit our film page to learn more about the different types of film programs offered at MOPA.
Seniors Exploring Photography, Identity and Appreciation
The SEPIA Initiative is a series of exciting new programming offered for senior citizens. The initiative encourages seniors to be engaged with art and their community by promoting art-based dialog and opportunities to create photographic images. All programs for the SEPIA Initiative are free of cost to the organizations and participants.
The SEPIA Initiative includes:
Funding for the initiative is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and Institute of Museum and Library Services, City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture, County of San Diego Neighborhood Reinvestment Program, and May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust. For questions or to schedule a senior group for a SEPIA program, contact Kevin at 619.238.7559 X225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memories at the Museum
Experience a unique educator-led discussion and tour. A Museum educator engages people with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s or a related disorder and an accompanying family member or friend in discussions about the artwork to stimulate visual and verbal abilities and to spark memory. Museum admission and tours are free for participants.
Memories at the Museums, presented by the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, alternates between four co-sponsoring museums that are all located in central Balboa Park. The participating museums are: Museum of Photographic Arts, Mingei International Museum, San Diego Museum of Art, and the Timken Museum of Art. Each monthly tour is limited to 8 pairs (16 participants total). Pre-registration is required. Please call Lisa Snyder, LCSW at the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at(858) 822-4800 to register for a tour.