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Members’ Opening Reception

October 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - October 5, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Become a member and join us for the opening of our newest exhibitions Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty and Reverberate: Sound + Image.

Memberships start at $25 per year. Learn more.

About the Exhibitions

Reverberate: Sound + Image
Since 2006, MOPA has held an annual juried exhibition showcasing the photographic talents of youth in San Diego and Tijuana. Every year, students are encouraged to submit work that responds visually to a particular theme. The winning entries are selected for their creativity and artistic interpretation. This year students responded to the theme “Sound.” The exhibition highlights the students’ imaginative approaches to visualizing what we can hear but not always see.

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty
Irving Penn (1917–2009), known for his iconic fashion, portrait and still life images that appeared in Vogue magazine, ranks as one of the foremost photographers of the 20th century. “Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty,” organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and curated by Merry Foresta, features work from all stages of Penn’s career—street scenes from the late 1930s, photographs of the American South from the early 1940s, celebrity portraits, fashion photographs, still lifes and more private studio images. Penn’s pictures reveal a modernist instinct for stark simplicity whether he was photographing celebrities, fashion models, still lifes or people in remote places of the world.


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Event Details

Start:   October 5, 2018
Time:   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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MOPA is now MOPA@SDMA!Learn More

MOPA is now MOPA@SDMA!

Welcome to the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art!

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).

MOPA@SDMA remains a pay-what-you wish museum open Thursdays through Sundays 11:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you soon!