NEWS   •  UNCATEGORIZED   •     ·  March 31, 2020

Temporary Closure

Juny 7, 2020

In response to the rising COVID cases in San Diego County, the Museum of Photographic Arts is temporarily closed beginning July 7, 2020. We’re supporting all the efforts to control this spread. Given the uncertainty of the weeks ahead, we will remain closed to the public until after Labor Day.

The Museum will provide additional updates on reopening, which will be in accordance with County and State orders.

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Browse our library of digital content:

  • Online exhibitions: Browse through photography – from your home. 
  • Fly through exhibitions: Nothing beats the real thing but this is as close as you will get to walking into our doors. 
  • In Process: Watch quick, how-to videos about photo processes like building a pinhole camera and making sunprints. 
  • Photo 101: If you had to start anywhere, try here. 
  • Conversations with artists and scholars: Hear it from them. Watch artists tell you about their artwork.
  • Endless resources at MOPA.org/learn: Take a journey and see where our resources lead you. 
  • MOPA In Focus: Kevin Linde takes you through MOPA’s permanent collection to explore big ideas. These are recordings of previously live streamed shows. 
  • Through My Lens: Virtual learning for the budding artist at home. MOPA’s youth programming leads guide you through fun activities for the whole family.  
  • Winescapes with Artist: Join MOPA Executive Director and Chief Curator Deborah Klochko as she catches up with artists, scholars, curators and other friends of the Museum. These are recordings of previously live streamed shows. 

June 22, 2020

The Museum of Photographic Arts reopens at Balboa Park on July 2 and 3 to members and on July 4 to the general public. For non-members, the Museum is Pay What You Wish. Learn more here.

May 22, 2020

To combat the spread of COVID-19, The Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park announced today its temporary closure will extend until the state’s Shelter in Place order is lifted. In addition to closing the Museum space to the public, MOPA is cancelling events, tours and film screenings. The Museum also cancelled its in-person summer camp program. To read our message about MOPA summer camps, click here

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While its brick-and-mortar location remains closed, MOPA is going virtual. This is an opportunity for the museum to return to its roots: a museum without walls, as it once used spaces throughout San Diego to bring art to all communities. Now, MOPA is taking its experience online and becoming a virtual refuge for those seeking a new adventure.  

PROGRAM DETAILS:

  • Social Media: MOPA will engage a community of photographic artists
  • YouTube: From how-to videos to artist one-on-ones, a diverse set of fun content comprise MOPA’s YouTube channel
  • Online Exhibitions: Browse the creativity of San Diego photographer and filmmaker Lynn G. Fayman or face the past with the century-old works by Edward S. Curtis

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 31, 2020

To combat the spread of COVID-19, The Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park announced today its temporary closure will extend until the state’s Shelter in Place order is lifted. In addition to closing the Museum space to the public, MOPA is cancelling events, tours and film screenings that were scheduled in the months of April and May. 

Questions about your membership? Click here.

While its brick-and-mortar location remains closed, MOPA is going virtual. This is an opportunity for the museum to return to its roots: a museum without walls, as it once used spaces throughout San Diego to bring art to all communities. Now, MOPA is taking its experience online and becoming a virtual refuge for those seeking a new adventure.  Museum patrons can engage with live videos, social media weekly themes and more from the comfort of their homes.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

  • Live Shows: MOPA will produce weekly shows for youth, family and adult learning
  • Social Media: #MOPAConnects will engage a community of photographic artists
  • YouTube: From how-to videos to artist one-on-ones, a diverse set of fun content comprise MOPA’s YouTube channel
  • Online Exhibitions: Browse the creativity of San Diego photographer and filmmaker Lynn G. Fayman or face the past with the century-old works by Edward S. Curtis

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 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.

 

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