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October 2021

Coming of Age Film Festival Presents: Marjorie Prime

October 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us for the fifth and final screening of the Coming of Age Film Festival at the Museum of Photographic Arts. About the Film Marjorie Prime (2018) Co-written and directed by Michael Almereyda 104 minutes A woman experiencing dementia is provided with an avatar of her late husband as a young man. What would seemingly be a godsend, being close to loved ones in their prime, this story shows another side. That there needs to be equality in a relationship…

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Open Show San Diego #21

October 28, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 San Diego #21! Open Show features a curated line-up of three 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? Grab your ticket today via the link below to join us in-person for Open Show San Diego #21! As we…

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November 2021

Private Member Tour

November 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Great photographs inspire great conversation. Join fellow members for an in-depth look at MOPA’s current exhibitions Aaron Siskind: Mid-Century Modern and Beyond Boundaries: Photographs by Norman Seeff. Each tour will be led by Kevin Linde, Manager of Adult and Digital Engagement, and feature highlights from the shows as well as a special look at the unique resources on photography and film in the museum’s Nancy K. Dubois Library.   Tours will held at 10 AM, 11 AM, & 1 PM.…

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December 2021

Member Appreciation Morning

December 3, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Casa De Balboa, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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MOPA Members will be able to explore THREE museums on Friday, December 3!    From 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., MOPA members are welcome to visit the San Diego Model Railroad Museum and the San Diego History Center for free as well. Enjoy complimentary snacks and refreshments as you explore exhibits from all three Casa De Balboa museums, including the new Collecting San Diego exhibition at the San Diego History Center, and SDMRM's Holiday Toy Train Gallery. There may even…

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February 2022

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL, DIGITAL EDITION

February 2 - February 8

Get your passes and join us online for a week of dynamic films & live conversations with filmmakers and human rights experts from around the world. FILM SCREENINGS All films will be available to stream across the U.S., from our homes to yours. Join filmmakers and human rights watch experts for dynamic conversations online after you stream your movie. Get festival passes here and see below for individual films. See festival details and costs: General public: $9 Film festival pass: $35 Did you…

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March 2022

Private Member Tour

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Great photographs inspire great conversation. Join fellow members for an in-depth look at MOPA’s upcoming exhibition Encounter: Photographs by Jed Fielding. Each tour will be led by Kevin Linde, Manager of Adult and Digital Engagement. Tours will held at 10 AM & 1 PM. Due to the capacity limitations of these tours, Student through Individual level members are not permitted any guests. Dual memberships and above can register for a total of two people. Thank you for your kind understanding.  …

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San Diego Arab Film Festival

March 19 @ 5:00 pm - March 26 @ 11:00 pm
Picture of guests at Arab Film Festival

San Diego Arab Film Festival is Back for Its 11th Year! Enjoy in-person screening at MOPA on Friday, March 19; Saturday, March 20; Friday March 25; Saturday, March 26. The San Diego Arab Film Festival is back for 2022 with a hybrid festival: live, in-person feature film showings at the Museum of Photographic Arts combined with an online offering of short films presented on the SparqFest Platform.  Both the in-person and on-line  presentations begin on March 11. The Festival program…

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April 2022

The History of Joy Film Screening

April 28 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Inspired by the 'Eight Pillars of Joy outlined in The Book of Joy – by the Dalai Lama & Archbishop Desmond Tutu, this film invites viewers to take an unforgettable theatrical journey through moments of everyday magic and extraordinary possibility. Written by award-winning poet laureate nominee Gill Sotu, “The History of Joy” is inspired by real-life stories of struggle, beauty, and triumph. Produced by Vanguard Culture in partnership with The Rosin Box Project. This film will be screened in-person at…

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May 2022

MOPA Members’ Reception

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Deborah Klochko, Executive Director & Chief Curator, and The Board of Trustees of the Museum of Photographic Arts cordially invite members to our Members' Opening Reception. Become a member today and join us in celebrating our three new exhibitions: Nick Brant: This Empty World, Encounter: Photographs by Jed Fielding, and Legacy: Larry Friedman Collection.    Guests will enjoy a hosted bar, live music and conversations with our visitor engagement team.   FREE for Members. Contact member@mopa.org for the RSVP link.…

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San Diego Italian Film Festival

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for a Movie Night in Honor of Victor Laruccia on Friday, May 13 at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in Balboa Park. Since the beginning, 16 years ago, MOPA has been the home of the San Diego Italian Film Festival. To honor and commemorate the extraordinary founder of our organization, Victor Laruccia, we will watch one of his favorite Italian movies, Mine vaganti (Loose Cannons). The movie is set in Puglia, where Victor's family…

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