Upcoming Events

July 24: Behind-the-Scenes PostSecret Exhibit

July 24 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM | San Diego Museum of Man

Got a secret you’ve never told anyone? If so, you’re not alone!

Join us at the San Diego Museum of Man for a behind-the-scenes look at their latest exhibit, PostSecret.

Erika Katayama, Director of Exhibits at SDMoM, will guide our EMP guests through the gallery, sharing what it was like to take a topic so universal yet so intimate and fabricate an experience for museum visitors to explore what it means to keep and share secrets. At the end, there will be an opportunity for you to create your own secret postcard and maybe even become part of the exhibit!

The PostSecret project is an ongoing community art project started by Frank Warren. In 2004 he hit the streets of DC, asking people to send him their deepest secrets anonymously on hand-decorated postcards. The secrets came flying in since then, and they are hilarious, heavy, heartwarming, heartbreaking… the whole range of human emotions on display. After several published books, a play, and an incredibly successful blog (check out postsecret.com), the project has made its way to San Diego.

Suggested donation: Up to $10

The behind-the-scenes tour of PostSecret will start promptly at 5:30 pm. Please join us for an optional outing at Panama 66 after the tour at the San Diego Museum of Man.

Let us know you’ll be there!

See you there!

 

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June 19: Craft & Conversation: Summer Kickoff Happy Hour

June 19 | 6 – 8 PM | Thorn Street Brewing

Summertime is almost here!

Join San Diego EMP as we kick off the summer with a Happy Hour at Thorn Street Brewery in North Park.

Have a drink, eat some food, and mix & mingle with San Diego emerging museum professionals…like you!

Please consider a small donation of $5 or less with your RSVP to help us fund our free to low-cost programming for the rest of 2018.

Street parking available throughout Thorn Street and surrounding areas.

Let us know you’ll be there!

See you there!

 

May 30: Craft & Conversation: Representation in Museums

May 30 | 6 – 8 PM | San Diego Art Institute

Drinks and deep conversation with fellow museum lovers – what could be better?

San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals brings you our next installment of Craft & Conversation, focusing on Representation in Museums. Whose works and perspectives are being represented -not just in exhibits but among the ranks of the museum staff? What can we do together to promote a harmony of diverse voices?
Our friends at the San Diego Art Institute will guide us through this conversation. Come as early as 6pm to walk through their ABOUT-FACE exhibit, then grab a drink and settle in as a featured artist, Alanna Airitam, and Deputy Director, Sarah Trujillo-Porter, kick off the discussion. Suggested $10 Donation

To help prepare for this dialogue, attend one (or both!) of the FREE San Diego Art Institute events below, or read a selection of these provided articles:
  • ABOUT-FACE VIP Reception: Cocktails, Curator Talk, & Film Screening Wednesday, May 23, 5pm-8pm
    • Be our guest at ABOUT-FACE for a curator talk and walkthrough with the artists at 6PM. The short documentary film, “From Haarlem to Harlem,” will be screened every half hour starting at 5:15PM in our private screening room. This short film by The Artist Odyssey documents Alanna Airitam’s time working on “The Golden Age” series, currently on view at SDAI.
    • **Free Admission with RSVP to Jacqueline Marino at Jmarino@sandiego-art.org
    • Cash Bar (SDAI members receive a complimentary drink ticket)

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MORE ABOUT OUR PRESENTERS

Alanna Airitam | Fine Art Portrait Photographer and Artist

Alanna Airitam is a fine art portrait photographer. A major theme in her work is representation and she uses art as a platform to lift marginalized voices. Born in New York, she grew up in Dallas and currently resides in San Diego. The Golden Age series grew from Alanna’s desire to see people like herself represented in art history. The photographic portraits, staged with Rembrandt-like lighting, evoke Dutch Realism painting of the 17th century. Each title is a nod to the Harlem Renaissance: streets and landmarks in Harlem, NY, whose namesake came from the Dutch city of Harlem. Both were known for their wealth and outpouring of art during their respective Renaissances.

Sarah Trujillo-Porter | San Diego Art Institute | Deputy Director

Sarah Trujillo-Porter is SDAI’s Deputy Director and project manager for projects including the MJM Artist in Residence Program and the CAC grant funded Little Saigon project. Sarah is working with the fine team at the art center to bring exciting programming to our region and develop interesting experiences for all age groups. Sarah has a background in contemporary art, with an MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art and a BA in Art History with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Arizona. In her past role as Associate Director at Quint Gallery, Sarah worked on a number of projects including exhibition management, GSA contracts and other artwork commissions. She simultaneously worked at MCASD as a Gallery Educator.

 

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