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May 2019

Photographic Illiteracy: Re-Reading Alexander Rodchenko’s Photo-Stills

May 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us in welcoming guest lecturer Dr. Katherine M.H. Reischl for an exploration of works by Russian artist Alexander Rodchenko from MOPA’s permanent collection. In 1928 the Soviet photographer Alexander Rodchenko was publicly accused of plagiarizing the work of western photographers. In his heated response, the one-time professor rebuked his critics by claiming that they were photographically “illiterate” and, in the course of several short articles, proceeded to show them how to see and read photographic space. In this talk,…

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June 2019

APA San Diego Presents: An Evening with Adventure Photographer Travis Burke

June 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Please note that this event has been canceled. For additional questions or inquiries, please contact director@apasd.org. APA San Diego and MOPA are proud to welcome local adventure photographer Travis Burke. Join us for a special one-night event including a photographic talk and slide presentation at the Museum of Photographic Arts on Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at 6:00 PM. From scraping grease out of restaurant vents at night to becoming an award-winning landscape and commercial photographer, Travis believes that with a…

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August 2019

Open Show San Diego #13

August 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an exciting evening of live presentations and lively conversations at Open Show #13. Open Show San Diego and MOPA welcome presenting artists for August: Rob Hammer Alejandro Tamayo Wayne Swanson William Bay Nick Cook Open Show features a curated line-up of five local visual storytellers - from photographers to filmmakers - to share their work. The evening's format encourages attendees to mingle with the artists and ask questions throughout. Oh, and raffle prizes! What's not to love? Are…

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Culture TREK: Bruce Davidson

August 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join members on August 30 for an intimate look at select works by Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson. From the fight for civil rights across American's south to Harlem’s changing landscape in 1970’s New York, Davidson's work provides perspectives on key events that shaped the United States in the the 20th century. This is a members-only event. Not a member? Join today! About the Program MOPA's Culture Treks highlight original works from the museum’s collection for members to view up close…

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November 2019

Culture TREK: Dreams

November 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join MOPA members on Friday, November 8 for an intimate look at photographic works from the museum's collection related to the theme of dreams.  Selected works will include images by artists such as Holly Roberts, Arthur Tress, Susan Burnstein, Robert and Shanna ParkeHarrison and Ruth Thorne Thompson. This is a members-only event. Not a member? Join today! About the Program MOPA's Culture Treks highlight original works from the museum’s collection for members to view up close and in detail. Each…

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Open Show San Diego #14

November 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us for an exciting evening of live presentations and lively conversations at Open Show #14. Open Show features a curated line-up of five local visual storytellers - from photographers to filmmakers - to share their work. The evening's format encourages attendees to mingle with the artists and ask questions throughout. Oh, and raffle prizes! What's not to love? The artists for Open Show #14 on November 14 are announced! Be sure to stop by that evening to learn more about…

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January 2020

Gallery Talk with Photographer Troi Anderson

January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us on Saturday, January 18 at 2:00PM for a gallery presentation by photographer Troi Anderson. The artist will speak to his work currently on view in The Stories They Tell: A Hundred Years of Photography. "In my work I am not just interested in Vodou or in the religions. I see the ritual act as a means by which suffering and difficulty can be translated. The ceremony is a kind of theater. The participant is an actor. And the…

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February 2020

Open Show San Diego #15

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us for an exciting evening of live presentations and lively conversations at Open Show #15. Open Show features a curated line-up of five local visual storytellers - from photographers to filmmakers - to share their work. The evening's format encourages attendees to mingle with the artists and ask questions throughout. Oh, and raffle prizes! What's not to love? Are you (or someone you know) interested in showing work? Check out the Open Show San Diego website for more info! Financial…

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May 2020

Open Show San Diego #16

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us for an exciting evening of live presentations and lively conversations at Open Show #16. Open Show features a curated line-up of five local visual storytellers - from photographers to filmmakers - to share their work. The evening's format encourages attendees to mingle with the artists and ask questions throughout. Oh, and raffle prizes! What's not to love? Are you (or someone you know) interested in showing work? Check out the Open Show San Diego website for more info! Financial…

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August 2020

Open Show San Diego #17

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us for an exciting evening of live virtual presentations and lively conversations at Open Show #17. Get your ticket today to be part of the conversation. Your purchase helps to support the program, provides a chance to speak with the artists, and enters you into the raffle drawing. Just want to kick back and watch? Head over to MOPA's YouTube and Facebook where we'll stream the program live starting at 6PM on August 6. The line up is confirmed!…

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