Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA), San Diego

3.5
#21 of 32 in Museums in San Diego
The Museum of Photographic Arts is a vibrant center for visual learning. Located in beautiful Balboa Park, MOPA is one of three independent photography museums in the United States and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Since its founding in 1983, the museum’s endeavors consistently address cultural, historical and social issues through its exhibitions and educational programs. As a 501(c)(3) organization, MOPA is generously supported by members, individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies.
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  • Museum in Balboa Park, this quaint in a splendid building. Photo exhibits analyzed primary and unique perspectives and photographed exhibition is being held, it was interesting.
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  • My favorite museum in San Diego. I love photography so this museum was great for me. Even if you're not a photography, check it out. I loved the Genesis exhibit. Admission is donation based which is a...  more »
  • I stumbled on this museum and loved the current exhibit. I've traveled to Asia and Europe, but must admit the pictures and locations of the photos in the current exhibit were thought provoking about h...  more »
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  • Disappointing as a museum. It should be called a gallery dedicated to a single Artist. There is almost no history here, just a showcase of pictures for a so he person and almost all of it very recent. That aside, the photos were good and we'll laid out. More information about the trip and or processing would have been welcomed.
  • This was a single artist gallery with a small informative section. Not a museum.
  • The venue is not massive but packed to the gills with cool looking pictures at every twist and turn. Tip: they participate in Bank of America's museums on us program.
  • I enjoy Italian film screenings at MoPA, it has a comfortable theatre, the tiny lights in the ceiling give the impression of cinema under the stars.
  • Great little photography museum to visit while you're in Balboa Park. The museum curator does a phenomenal job selecting a wide range of artist disciplines.

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