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May 26, 2022: Architecture/History Tour of Balboa Park + Happy Hour

Thursday, May 26, 2022

5:20pm – 6:30pm PDT: Walking Tour with David Kinney. Tour starts at the Plaza de California, in front of the Museum of Us (map)

6:30pm – 8:00pm PDT: Happy Hour at ARTIFACT in the Mingei International Museum (map)

Discover the secrets and symbols of Balboa Park! This one-hour walking tour will be guided by our park expert–the former director of Balboa Park Central, David Kinney. It is a place of beauty and culture, with a rich history. Come learn the stories behind the intricate architecture, landscaping, and greenery that make up the largest urban cultural park in the country.

Please meet us at 5:20pm in the Plaza de California, in front of the Museum of Us. The tour concludes with drinks and discussion at the ARTIFACT restaurant in Mingei.

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This event is free but please consider a small donation with your registration to help us fund upcoming events and professional-growth programming.

Parking

Close parking available Alcázar Garden Parking Lot, behind the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, and along Balboa Drive.

About David Kinney

David Kinney is retired after over 30 years working in Balboa Park, most recently as the Executive Director of Balboa Park Central. He has served as chair of both the Balboa Park Committee and the Parks and Recreation Board. He currently serves on the boards of Forever Balboa Park and the Timken Museum of Art.

Accessibility:

♿️ This event meets some ADA standards, including accessible restrooms and mainly flat ground. Have accessibility questions or need accommodations? Email sandiegoemp@gmail.com to confirm your requirements or request more information.

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April 21, 2022: Careers in the Museum Field with Erika Katayama

Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in Balboa Park (map)

Thursday, April 21, 2022

5:30pm – 7:30pm PDT

Join us in a discussion with Erika Katayama, a museum professional of over 20 years, on the different careers within the Museum field.

Erika will discuss how she started in the field, moved within the organization to different departments, and worked her way up to a director level. Come with questions and curiosity! As always, networking and snacks during the first half hour.

Date/Time:

Thursday, April 21st, 2022 | 5:30pm to 7:30pm Pacific

Location:

Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in Balboa Park – 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

About Erika:

Erika Katayama works as the Director of Visual Learning at MOPA. With over 20 years of experience in museums, ranging across Education to Exhibition departments, she has worked at federal, state, and private institutions. Her work has taken her to Louisiana, Texas, Washington DC, Oklahoma, and California.

She served as a local San Diego EMP board member and National EMP board member as well.

Her focus on DEAI initiatives informs her work and has culminated in a forthcoming book building on multi-year national conference presentations and discussions.


		Careers in the Museum Field with Erika Katayama image

Accessibility:

♿️ This event meets ADA standards, including:

  • Accessible restrooms in the common area.
  • Accessible parking is available in the lots adjacent to MOPA, and the main museum entrance contains an ADA compliant ramp and automatic entry doors.
  • Dedicated seating.
  • A wheelchair and portable seating is available upon request at the front desk.

Have accessibility questions? Email sandiegoemp@gmail.com to confirm your requirements or request more information.

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March 31, 2022: Happy Hour Mixer: SDEMP + SDMC

Coronado Brewing – Bay Park Tasting Room (map)

Thursday, March 31, 2022

5:30pm – 8:00pm PDT

The place to be is Coronado Brewing in Bay Park. Eat, drink, and mingle with professionals across the museum field. All are welcome to attend!

Please consider a small donation with your registration to help us fund upcoming events and professional-growth programming.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 31st, 2022 | 5:30pm to 8:00pm Pacific

Location: Coronado Brewing – Bay Park Tasting Room – 1205 Knoxville Street, San Diego, CA 92110

Parking: There is a decent sized parking lot shared with Armstrong Garden Centers, as well as street parking along Knoxville Street in front of the Brewery.

Allergies/Special Dietary Restrictions: The brewery has assured us they can make special accommodations for anyone in need. They have gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan food options. The menu – https://coronadobrewing.com/assets/KNOX.FINAL_.two_.pg_.pdf