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Museum of Photographic Arts

One of the few institutions in the country devoted to photography, film and video, the Museum of Photographic Arts exhibits work from its collection of more than 7,000 images as well as from new artists, representing the entire history of photography, its aesthetic movements, and technological advancements. Illustrating the complex and varied history of the medium, the museum's collection is particularly strong in modern and contemporary work, specifically social documentary photography and photojournalism. The museum is also home to a state-of-the-art movie theater.

 

Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Thursday open until 8pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day).Closed Mondays.
Contact
(619) 238-7559
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Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 10:00am
Boundless: A California Invitational
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 10:00am
Animals Among Us: 11th Annual Youth Exhibition
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 10:00am
America's Cathedrals: Photography and the National Parks
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 10:00am
Boundless: A California Invitational
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 10:00am
Animals Among Us: 11th Annual Youth Exhibition

Special youth programs and classes explore techniques in film, photography and other media. Illustrating the complex and varied history of the medium, the museum’s collection is particularly strong in modern and contemporary work, specifically social documentary photography and photojournalism.

The Edmund L. & Nancy K. Dubois Library is one of the few libraries in the country dedicated solely to the subject of photography. The Library's collection contains more than 20,000 items, including artist monographs, rare books, magazines, reference materials, and more. The Library is an incredible resource for anyone with an interest in the medium of photography, and a wonderful place to visit for visual inspiration, quiet study, research, and reflection.

View the online catalog.

Hours: Open Mon.-Thurs., 8:30 am - 2:30 pm, by appointment.
Contact: Email library@mopa.org or call (619) 238-7559 x216 to make an appointment.

 

Enjoy four exhibitions currently on display at the Museum of Photographic Arts while listening to classic holiday music.  After exploring the galleries, take a moment to create your own frame-worthy shot with MOPA's photo booth, well-stocked with holiday props.  Complete your tour at MOPA’s shop to find unique gifts for the shutterbug on your list.
  • Boundless: A California Invitational
  • Animals Among Us: 11th Annual Youth Exhibition
  • Seeing is Believing?
  • America’s Cathedrals: Photography and the National Parks Micro Exhibition
 
Closed during the day. Open from 5-9 both evenings
 
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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