MoPA goes ‘vintage’ at annual benefit

The Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) in Balboa Park will celebrate the best of California wine, food and photography at its annual fundraiser Vintage, from 6 to 10 p.m. May 22.

Now in its 12th year, the gala draws inspiration from 1960s California, an era that spawned the cool and ethereal design aesthetic of Los Angeles, combined with the birth of California’s driving culture, and the emergence of California wines onto the world stage.

Experience the rebirth of California cool as guests immerse themselves in the easy glamour of ‘60s California with wine and food tastings from notable boutique Napa and Sonoma County vineyards and the San Diego restaurants Alchemy, Blanca, Caxao Chocolates, Currant American Brasserie, JDRN, Jsix and Roppongi.

Guests will also enjoy era-inspired entertainment while exploring the museum’s galleries featuring California’s top contemporary photographers.

Proceeds from Vintage benefit the museum’s exhibitions and arts education programs. Tickets are $100 or $275 for VIP admission into the Red Velvet Lounge at


MoPA is one of the few museums in the country devoted to photography, film and video. Since its founding in 1983, MoPA has been dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting the entire spectrum of the photographic medium.

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