Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA), San Diego

Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA), San Diego

The Museum of Photographic Arts is completely devoted to the art of photography in all its myriad forms. There are over 9,000 photos to see here that span from the 1800s to the present. In fact, some of these displays may surprise you, as they cover quite an eclectic range of subjects.

The institution was started in 1983. They try to thematically present culture, social issues, and history in a way that helps to bring it to life through the photographic medium of various parts of history. One of the best exhibits is the permanent collection of portraits. There is also an interesting exhibit of pictures that attempt to help us see images that the human eye normally cannot see. All in all, you can have a great time here.

Why You Should Visit:
A visually interesting array of images from the earliest camera obscuras to the latest in digital artistry.
The museum also hosts classic films in the evenings during the week.
Admission is donation-based which is also nice.

Tip:
Be sure to stop by the gift shop – they have some great photographer's books, as well as cameras and accessories for sale.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 10am-5pm; closed on Mondays

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Sight Name: Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA)
Sight Location: San Diego, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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