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Museum of Photographic Arts

Celebrating 35 Years of Excellence

MOPA is a center for visual learning, passionately dedicated to sharing and exploring the universal language of photography. MOPA is one of the world's premier institutions dedicated to photography and film. Encounter images that will inform and inspire you - from masterworks to emerging talent, portraits to photojournalism. Visit MOPA and shift your perspective.

See the Future

Photography is a dynamic medium, placing the lens into the palm of our hands and allowing images to be instantly captured and shared. As photography continues to evolve, so will MOPA. From new technologies to innovative arts education, we invite you to visit, explore and engage with us.

1649 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 238-7559
info@mopa.org

Hours

Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Events to check out

Event

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

Museum of Photographic Arts
Oct 3, 2018 - ongoing

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty features work from all stages of Penn’s career—street scenes from the late 1930s, photographs of the American South from the early 1940s, celebrity portraits,...

Event

Reverberate: Sound + Image

Museum of Photographic Arts
Oct 4, 2018 - ongoing

Since 2006, MOPA has held an annual juried exhibition showcasing the photographic talents of youth in San Diego and Tijuana. Every year, students are encouraged to submit work that responds visually...

Event

#UNDOCUQUEER

Museum of Photographic Arts
Nov 27 - Dec 3, 2018

#UNDOCUQUEER: Stories from Bordertown is a series of photo stories capturing the experience of San Diego’s LGBTQ+ DACA recipients. San Diego resident and photographer, Beto Soto, captures his...

See

  • Unforgettable images from around the globe
  • Award-winning exhibitions of photographic history and contemporary trends
  • Unique film screenings and exclusive art house films

Don't Miss

  • MOPA's Dubois Library, which holds more than 20,000 volumes of works
  • Interactive "Seeing Is Believing?" exhibition to inspire your own creativity
  • The MOPA Store for everything from Holgas and Dianas to t-shirts and art books

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours

See

  • Unforgettable images from around the globe
  • Award-winning exhibitions of photographic history and contemporary trends
  • Unique film screenings and exclusive art house films

Don't Miss

  • MOPA's Dubois Library, which holds more than 20,000 volumes of works
  • Interactive "Seeing Is Believing?" exhibition to inspire your own creativity
  • The MOPA Store for everything from Holgas and Dianas to t-shirts and art books

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior
  • Restaurants

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