Events Meet Ups

March 29: Behind-the-Scenes: Living with Animals
March 29 | 6 – 8 PM | San Diego Museum of Man // Panama 66

Join the San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals and the Society for Experiential Graphic Design as we get a behind-the-scenes tour of San Diego Museum of Man’s newest exhibit: “Living with Animals”.

Erika Katayama, Director of Exhibits, Kate Clyde, Fabrication Manager, and Sarah Crawford, Exhibit Developer, will share insight into the exhibit design process, the players involved and how they achieved the end result.

After the tour, join EMP and SEGD for libations at Panama 66!

6pm-7pm – Living with Animals Tour
7pm-8pm – Drinks at Panama 66

RSVP Here!

About the Exhibit
Throughout history, we’ve formed all kinds of relationships with all kinds of animals and encounter them everywhere in our daily lives. They cuddle up with us on the couch, crawl silently through our walls, sit on our dinner plates, and more.

But whether we see an animal as a pet, a pest, or food has changed over time and across cultures, making our relationships with them dynamic and complex to say the least.

Take a journey with us and discover all the surprising, unique, and inspiring ways that we live with animals. You’ll find we’re not human without them!header_image.png

About 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. Learn more here.


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April 21: Behind-the-Scenes Tour at The Davis-Horton House

Behind-the-Scenes Tour at The Davis-Horton House

Thursday, April 21 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Join San Diego EMP for a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter!

Melissa Collins, Museum Services Manager at the Gaslamp Museum, will lead our tour through the Davis-Horton House, which is the oldest standing structure in Downtown San Diego, and discuss the merits and challenges of operating a small historic house museum.

After our tour we’ll head around the corner to Rustic Root for some drinks and conversation!

Register for the tour!

Please note that RSVP is required as space is limited.  Registration is free with a suggested donation of $5 to support San Diego EMP. Please contact for questions.

This tour is hosted by The Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, part of the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation. Learn more here.


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July 23 – Exclusive Exhibit Tour: Word Balloons

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EMP Exclusive Exhibit Tour: 

Word Balloons: Comics at San Diego State University
Thursday, July 23rd | 5:30 – 6:15 PM
SDSU Downtown Gallery


Join San Diego EMP and the SDSU Downtown Gallery for an exclusive tour of their newest exhibit, Word Balloons: Comics at San Diego State University, on Thursday, July 23rd, from 5:30-6:15 p.m.

This after-hours tour will be led by Chantel Paul, Program Coordinator for the SDSU Downtown Gallery, and will be followed immediately by happy hour at the nearby Stone Brewing tasting room on Kettner Boulevard.

RSVP is required for the tour as space is limited. Registration is free with a suggested donation of $5 to San Diego EMP.

About the exhibit:

Word Balloons: Comics at San Diego State University shares the work of SDSU faculty, alumni, and students. Become immersed in the worldwide art form of comic culture as a vibrant part of the San Diego community. Internationally renowned artist and SDSU grad, Hugo Crosthwaite, will be creating a site-specific mural for the exhibit.

SDSU Downtown Gallery:

The SDSU Downtown Gallery is a program of the School of Art + Design, which in turn, is a unit of the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts of San Diego State University. The Downtown Gallery is one of  four galleries affiliated with the School of Art + Design.

For more than thirty years, the University Art Gallery, which is located on the SDSU campus, has received critical acclaim for its outstanding exhibition programming and curatorial vision. The SDSU Downtown Gallery continues this focus on programmatic excellence while also providing a vital link between the School of Art and the San Diego community.

This workshop is made possible by the San Diego State University Downtown Gallery and your contributions. Thank you for your support!

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