NEWS   ·  March 2, 2020

MOPA goes paperless

Photo courtesy of Stacy Keck


In substitute of mail invites, this month MOPA members received beautifully designed e-invitations to the opening reception of Out of the Shadows: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Illusion: The Magic of Motion.

Going paperless is our gradual though significant way to pivot toward becoming the museum of the future. The Museum of Photographic Arts is conscientious of our real and virtual environment and resources. We will continue working together to ensure that we keep our planet safe and healthy.

Although we will be talking about it more this year, we have always been a champion of healthy lives. We’re proud to be in one of the two Gold-certified LEED buildings in Balboa Park: Casa de Balboa.

With LEED in mind, carpets and reupholstered theater seats at MOPA were made of recycled materials. Also, a skylight in our Museum’s atrium reduces the need for artificial light.

Achieving LEED status in this established building with multiple tenants was an enormous challenge. Reducing energy consumption played a big role in achieving LEED Gold status for Casa the Balboa. Switching to LED lighting throughout the building amounted to a huge saving.

Installing controls for lighting adds up to even more energy cuts. Motion sensing technology turns the lighting down when no patrons are in the space.
If you’re a MOPA member who would like to update your contact information on file, please call the Development Office at 619.238.7559 x202.


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As of July 1, 2023, the Museum of Photographic Arts and The San Diego Museum of Art have merged to become one unified institution. The Museum of Photographic Arts is now the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA@SDMA).

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