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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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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 10:00am
Flor Garduño: Trilogy
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 10:00am
Flor Garduño: Trilogy
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:00am
Flor Garduño: Trilogy
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 10:00am
Flor Garduño: Trilogy
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 10:00am
Flor Garduño: Trilogy

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.

 

Closed during the day. Free from 5-9pm both evenings. 

Enjoy four exhibitions currently on display: The Time Between: The Sequences of Minor White; Self/Reflection: 10th Annual Juried Youth Exhibition; Seeing is Believing?; Dream City: The 1915 Panama-California Exposition.

Create a frame-worthy shot with MOPA's photo booth, well stocked with holiday props. Visit the MOPA shop for unique gifts for shutterbugs. On Friday only, MOPA Members may enjoy a special Welcome Lodge complete with snacks, warm beverages, and a holiday-themed activity. 

Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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