NEWS   •  UNCATEGORIZED   •     ·  March 14, 2020

Temporary Closure Effective March 16

March 14, 2020

The Museum of Photographic Arts at Balboa Park announced today its temporary closure effective Monday, March 16 through the end of March until further notice. Museum leadership follows guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health and San Diego County Public Health.

MOPA leadership arrived at the decision through statewide advisory to ban any gathering with attendance larger than 250 in efforts to slow spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), in addition to the announcement by San Diego County officials of a likelihood of community spread in San Diego County.

“Our top priority is the health of our MOPA team, patrons and visitors,” said Deborah Klochko, chief curator and executive director at MOPA. “To ensure continuous health in our community, we chose the scenario that minimizes spread.”

In addition to closing the Museum space to the public, MOPA is cancelling events, tours and film screenings. Staff will continue working to ensure operations of the Museum and ensure the safety of the Museum and its holdings.

We will use the link mopa.org/COVID-19 to communicate any future updates with hopes to open back to the public as soon as possible.

 

March 13, 2020

MOPA is Open: What to Know Before Your Visit

Given our top priority is the health of our MOPA team, patrons and visitors, the Museum continues to employ safety measures as a result of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as determined by San Diego County and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We have taken additional measures at the Museum to ensure a healthy environment for anyone who steps foot into MOPA:

  • All public facing events in March have been cancelled, including tours, gallery talks and film screenings,
  • We have heavily stocked handwashing supplies available for employees and visitors,
  • We have increased frequency of sanitizing door handles, and
  • Interactive experiences are equipped with sanitizing wipes for individual use

MOPA leadership encourages all staff to stay home if they feel unwell.

If you were planning a MOPA visit and are not feeling well, please reschedule. We’re happy to immerse in our engaging exhibition spaces with you at a later date. Through the announcement by San Diego County officials of a likelihood of community spread in San Diego County, MOPA advises people at higher risk of getting sick to stay home.

Thank you for your continuous support. We will continue working together to ensure that we keep our planet and each other safe and healthy. We are using the link mopa.org/COVID-19 to communicate any future updates.

 

March 12, 2020

  • The Museum of Photographic Arts invites you to enjoy its galleries
  • MOPA follows health advice by the County

We invite you to visit the Museum of Photographic Arts to enjoy our galleries and artworks. Invite your friends and family to MOPA’s calming galleries during these uneasy times.

Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is in times like these that we must remain aware and knowledgeable. Our top priority is the health of our MOPA team, patrons and visitors. The Museum continues to closely follow the recommendations by San Diego County and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have restocked handwashing supplies available for employees and visitors. MOPA leadership encourages all staff to stay home if they feel unwell and placed reminders for sanitation in handwashing stations.

If you were planning a MOPA visit and are not feeling well, please reschedule. We’re happy to immerse in our engaging exhibition spaces with you at a later date.

Thank you for your continuous support. We will continue working together to ensure that we keep our planet and each other safe and healthy.

 

Press Inquiries

Danielle Lewis-Richardson
Press Coordinator
619.238.7559 x203
pr@mopa.org
 

 

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