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May 2020

Through My Lens, episode 8– Defying Gravity: Capturing jumps in action!

May 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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We're embracing the need to innovate how people access MOPA’s art by turning the lens on us. Catch weekly shows on MOPA's Facebook and YouTube. Defying Gravity: Capturing Jumps in action! One of the many cool things about photography is that it allows us to freeze a fleeting moment in time! We can stop action in a single frame, allowing us to look at it, examine it, notice all the details, and see what movement really looks like. It's also…

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San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: Una Vita Spericolata

May 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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$8 – $12

The San Diego Italian Film Festival presents: Una Vita Spericolata (Reckless) Directed by Marco Ponti| 102 minutes When a young mechanic deep in debt has his bank loan rejected, a series of unfortunate events turns his rejection into a robbery. Along with his best friend, a former rally champion, and a miserable teen superstar as their hostage, they start on a crazy race across Italy. With police chases, bloodshed, and money being spilled, their escape is followed on social media,…

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Livestream: MOPA In Focus, episode 9– Beyond the Frame: Photographs as Installation

May 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Wang Ningde, Form of Light / Thicket No. 1

We're embracing the need to innovate how people access MOPA’s art by turning the lens on us. MOPA is livestreaming weekly shows on a dependable schedule using Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Beyond the Frame: Photographs as Installation Join us for a look at artists who consider the viewer's standpoint. Learn about the role of light and space in creating these artworks. Artist in focus: Wang Ningde Need a text reminder? Sign up here. Image credits: Wang Ningde, Form of…

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Through My Lens, episode 9– Creative Compositions: Using Foreground

May 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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We're embracing the need to innovate how people access MOPA’s art by turning the lens on us. Catch weekly shows on MOPA's Facebook and YouTube. Creative Compositions: Using Foreground What's that you're taking a photo of? Your cat? Your friend? That cool tree? Well, let's take those photos to the next level. Sure, we know about focusing on your subject. And we've heard about how the background sets your scene. But what about that foreground? We'll show you how placing…

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June 2020

San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: Il Tuttofare

June 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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$8 – $12

The San Diego Italian Film Festival presents: Il Tuttofare (The Handyman) Directed by Valerio Attanasio| 96 minutes Antonio is a trainee lawyer who dreams of joining his mentor’s prestigious firm. But his boss, Salvatore “Toti” Bellastella, the Prince of the Forum, is also an exploitative tyrant. He asks of Antonio all kinds of tasks: from being his assistant to his driver, from paralegal to personal cook! When Antonio brilliantly passes the bar, he receives the offer to become a partner…

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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

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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