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August 2020

Open Show San Diego #17

August 6, 2020 @ 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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November 2020

Open Show San Diego #18

November 5, 2020 @ 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 virtual presentations and lively conversations at Open Show #18! 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? Grab your ticket today following the link below to be in the room for another exciting line up of artists with…

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Bruce W. Talamon: A Love Letter to the Music

November 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

American Photographic Artists, San Diego and the Museum of Photographic Arts welcomes Bruce Talamon for a presentation discussing his book Soul R&B Funk from 1972-1982. Talamon will share stories from behind the camera while covering various artists such as James Brown, Donna Summer, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder. Follow the link below to register for this exciting talk! Image credit © Bruce W. Talamon About Bruce W. Talamon Bruce is a photographer from California. He grew up in South Central…

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January 2021

APA | SD & MOPA present: An Evening with Jason Lee

January 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

American Photographic Artists, San Diego and the Museum of Photographic Arts welcomes Jason Lee. Join us for an online event including photographic talk and presentation dedicated to his work and the recent release of his third book ‘In The Gold Dust Rush’, a 112-page book featuring a selection of Lee’s previously unpublished American black- and-white film photographs spanning 2008 to 2020. Get tickets now. Image © Jason Lee This event is free to MOPA members. Learn about MOPA membership here.…

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February 2021

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: Through the Night (Digital Film Festival)

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - February 8 @ 11:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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This film offers subtitles in English and Closed Captioning. You can select these options by clicking the ‘CC’ button in the bottom right of the player. Across the US, even before the Covid-19 pandemic, people have been working longer hours across multiple jobs just to pay the rent. This reality of non-stop work has resulted in an unexpected phenomenon: the flourishing of 24-hour daycare centers. Dee’s Tots Daycare, a home-based center in a New York suburb, has become a lifeline…

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: Missing in Brooks County (Digital Film Festival)

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - February 8 @ 11:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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This film offers subtitles in English and Closed Captioning. You can select these options by clicking the ‘CC’ button in the bottom right of the player. Seventy miles north of the Mexican-US border lies Brooks County, Texas. As the national debate over immigration policy simmers to a boil, its practical consequences are felt in Brooks County every day. The site of an estimated 3000 deaths since 2008, migrants choose this route to circumvent the state’s busiest interior immigration checkpoint and…

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: Talking About Trees (Digital Film Festival)

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - February 8 @ 11:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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This film offers subtitles in English and Closed Captioning. You can select these options by clicking the ‘CC’ button in the bottom right of the player. For the last 30 years in Sudan, cinema has been banned. After a military coup, cinemas were closed, filmmakers arrested and the careers of four Sudanese friends and promising filmmakers were halted before they began. The freedom to make and share films is their driving passion, and one they long to bring back to…

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: I Am Samuel (Digital Film Festival)

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - February 8 @ 11:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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This film offers subtitles in English and Closed Captioning. You can select these options by clicking the ‘CC’ button in the bottom right of the player. Samuel grew up on a farm in the Kenyan countryside, where tradition is valued above all else. He moves to Nairobi in search of a new life, where he finds belonging in a community of fellow queer men where he meets and falls in love with Alex. Their love thrives even though Kenyan laws…

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: A Reckoning in Boston (Digital Film Festival)

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - February 8 @ 11:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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This film offers subtitles in English and Closed Captioning. You can select these options by clicking the ‘CC’ button in the bottom right of the player. In the fall of 2014, Kafi Dixon and Carl Chandler enrolled in a rigorous night course in the humanities at a community center in their Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. Kafi, 44, sharp, witty and restless, dropped out of school at 15. She dreams of starting a land cooperative in Boston for women of color…

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Open Show San Diego #19

February 18 @ 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 virtual presentations and lively conversations at Open Show #19! 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? Grab your ticket today following the link below to be in the room for another exciting line up of artists with…

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