Join us for a private, docent-led tour of the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. The tour will begin at 10 a.m. and is limited to 30 people. You may RSVP for up to 2 guests.
Among the exhibits on display will be Unusual Suspects: Paintings and Photographs by Holly Roberts and Eyes of a Nation: A Century of American Photography.
Unusual Suspects invites viewers to explore new approaches and expression in photography through the innovative work of Holly Roberts. By combining painting and collage in her finished pieces our perception of the photographic medium is challenged. Roberts lets her imagination guide her as she takes original photographs and repurposes them to create illustrative stories with figures and animals, infusing the work with a rich narrative. A picture of gravel becomes the body of a dog and the branches of a tree become a human torso.
Eyes of a Nation, drawn from MOPA’s permanent collection, is a look at the rich history of American photography by artists working in the 1870s-1970s. Eyes of a Nation explores the groundbreaking movements and photographers who helped shape photography at an important time in the development of our country.
The exhibition presents an important story of American photography focused on social reform, artistic expression, and the dramatic political and cultural changes experienced during that time.
Eyes of a Nation explores the aesthetic growth of photography as it developed into an art form, while presenting the unique power of the medium to document and inform visitors with compelling images.