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Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA), San Diego

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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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  • We were there for an exhibit called "Genesis" with beautiful photos of places that are hard to access, giving a glimpse of what the world was like before modern life. This work was really stunning. Th...  more »
  • If you like or love photography you will enjoy this display. I am not a lover of photography but am learning to appreciate it. When I was there they had an ansel adams show.  more »
  • It is easy to overlook this modest-sized museum in glorious Balboa Park, but take an hour or so to stop by and view some outstanding photography. While we were there, the 12 finalists for the Prix Pic...  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.