Arts | Culture

MOPA display to celebrate museum’s 35th anniversary

mopa push pin party

The original Push Pin Party when the Museum of Photographic Arts opened in 1983.

(Courtesy of David Covey)

The Museum of Photographic Arts is celebrating its 35th anniversary and in celebration is asking the public to help create a new display.

From 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, guests will be asked to hashtag and print photos that will be displayed on a large push pin wall at the museum at Balboa Park. The event will mimic a Push Pin Party held on the museum’s then unfinished walls when it first opened in 1983.

While snapping pictures and viewing the new display, guests will also be invited to enjoy local arts vendors, music from DJ the Travelers Club and hard kombucha poured by Boochcraft.

MOPA is a visual learning center that focuses on cultural, historical and social issues through its exhibitions and educational programs.


1649 El Prado, Balboa Park,

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