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Museum to Display Community’s Artistry on Push Pin Wall for Its 35th Anniversary

 Everyday photo snappers to become Museum of Photographic Art’s exhibiting artists

Push Pin Party to replicate museum’s launch event from 1983

San Diego CA— The Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) invites community members to create an exhibit from their very own masterpieces – no matter what their skill level – to celebrate the museum’s 35th anniversary on August 2, 2018, 6-9:00pm.

Partygoers will step into their creativity by printing photos, or using the #makeMOPAhistory hashtag on Instagram, to share on a large push pin wall at this Balboa Park museum.  As community members peruse the photos on the push pin wall, they can enjoy a variety of local arts vendors, music from live DJ the Travelers Club and hard kombucha poured by Boochcraft.

When MOPA opened its doors in 1983 as one of three independent photo museums nationwide, it hosted a Push Pin Party on its then unfinished walls, inviting the community to share their photos. Now, it’s creating a modern twist to its oldest tradition three decades later – showcasing the importance of lens-based media in the modern age.

About the Museum of Photographic Arts

Located in beautiful Balboa Park, the Museum of Photographic Arts is a vibrant center for visual learning. Since its founding in 1983, the museum’s endeavors to consistently address cultural, historical and social issues through its exhibitions and educational programs. MOPA is one of three independent photography museums in the United States and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. As a 501(c)(3) organization, MOPA is generously supported by members, individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies.

The mission of the Museum of Photographic Arts is to inspire, educate and engage the broadest possible audience through the presentation, collection, and preservation of photography, film and video. Learn more at: www.mopa.org