Museum of Photographic Arts

Museum of Photographic Arts is one of the few museum facilities in the United States designed exclusively to collect and present the world's finest examples of photographic art.   The MoPA houses more than 9,000 images representing the entire history of the medium, its aesthetic movements, and technological advancements.  Visitors can see works from the entire history of the medium - daguerreotypes and albumen prints from the 19th century, pictorialism to modernism and contemporary works, and photojournalism by renowned photographers working today. MoPA also presents film from the history of the medium in its state-of-the-art theater.

Hours: Daily, 10:00 am–5:00 pm (Thursdays until 9:00 pm)
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, July 4th.
All holidays are subject to change without notice.

Directions: From I-5, exit at 10th Avenue. Left on A Street. Left on Park Blvd. Follow signs to Balboa Park.

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  • Museum of Photographic Arts
  • 1649 El Prado
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-238-7559
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