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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March 14: Behind-the-Scenes: Unshelved at the NAT

March 14 | 6 – 8 PM | San Diego Natural History Museum

Have you ever wondered how many hidden specimens lie in the storage of the San Diego Natural History Museum? Wonder no more as they unpack, unshelve, and share the 8 million specimens they have collected over the last 143 years in their newest exhibit, “Unshelved: Cool Stuff from Storage.”

Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour designed for San Diego EMP members guided by Bradley Tsalyuk, Exhibits Project Manager, and Michael Field, Director of Experience Design. They will share their experiences with taking on this large-scale project along with the challenges and successes of making this exhibit come to life.

Suggested donation – up to $10! ADVANCED TICKET IS REQUIRED! Space is limited, so make sure to reserve your spot today! 

 RSVP Today!


Learn more about our guides:
Bradley Tsalyuk – Exhibits Project Manager
Bradley Tsalyuk is an emerging museum professional who utilizes his background as an artist to connect art, science, and natural history. He joined the San Diego Natural History Museum as the Public Programs Project Coordinator in 2015, and now holds the position of Exhibits Project Manager. As Project Manager, he collaborates with colleagues within the exhibits department and across the institution to conceptualize, develop, and construct permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Michael Field – Director of Experience Design
Michael Field has been designing, fabricating and evaluating museum exhibitions in Balboa Park for 33 years. He has been involved in the planning and creation of hundreds of exhibitions and several historic building restoration and modernization projects with an emphasis on sustainability. His lifelong passion for art, history, and science help him translate ideas into engaging experiences for visitors of all types. He is currently the Director of Experience Design at the San Diego Natural History Museum.

Please meet us on the north side of the San Diego Natural History Museum building near the fig tree.

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See you there!

San Diego EMP

November 15: Behind-the-Scenes: Game Masters at the Fleet

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November 15 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM | The Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park

Have you had the opportunity to check out the Fleet Science Center’s newest exhibit, Game Masters? Now is your chance! Join San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals and Society for Experiential Graphic Design, San Diego to tour the exhibit and learn about the process to prepare it for its San Diego debut. Ashanti Davis, Exhibit Supervisor, will share her insights and show us some hidden jewels. After the tour, we’ll get an opportunity to play classic video games and engage in some friendly competition!

Tickets are free with a suggested donation up to $10. Space is limited. Register today!

RSVP – Get your tickets here!


imagesAbout the Exhibit
Game Masters: The Exhibition showcases the world’s best video game designers, from the arcade era to today’s console and online games. And with 100+ playable games, it’s game on! (No quarters needed.)
The work of more than 30 designers who have made a significant impact in the field is explored through rare concept artwork, newly commissioned interviews and interactive digital displays


SEGDSD_org_partner_logo-01About our Partners
SEGD San Diego is the local chapter of the Society for Experiential Graphic Design; the multidisciplinary community of professionals creating experiences that connect people to place. We are a global network of graphic and information designers, fabricators, exhibition designers, user experience designers, brand strategists, wayfinding specialists, technologists, teachers, and students who have a hand in shaping content-rich, experiential spaces.

RSVP – Get your tickets here!

Cheers,

San Diego EMP