VIDEOS   ·  February 6, 2019

Museum Event Videos

MOPA is one of only three independent museums in the nation dedicated solely to lens-based medium (photography & video). Located in historic Balboa Park, we offer an annual calendar of relevant, thought-provoking and engaging exhibitions, film festivals and lifespan-learning opportunities.

Our programming is made possible by the generosity of our members, donors, and sponsors. Learn More

Opening Reception | Defining Place/Space Contemporary Photography from Australia

Opening Reception | Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty and Reverberate: Image + Sound

Opening Reception | Moment in Time, The Artist Speaks: Erica Deeman and Hidden Worlds

Opening Reception | Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Mexican Photography and Defining Boundaries: 12th Annual Youth Exhibition

Photo Auction 2017

Opening Reception | Sebastião Salgado’s: GENESIS

Opening Reception | Prix Pictet: Disorder, India and the Picturesque, and Ansel Adams: What Majestic Word

Opening Reception | Boundless: A California Invitational and Animals Among Us: 11th Annual Youth Exhibition

Opening Reception | Beauty and the Beast, and Defying Darkness

Opening Reception| Flor Garduño: Trilogy

Photo Auction 2015 – Install + Auction Timelapse



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MOPA is now MOPA@SDMA!Learn More


Welcome to the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art!

As of July 1, 2023, the Museum of Photographic Arts and The San Diego Museum of Art have merged to become one unified institution. The Museum of Photographic Arts is now the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA@SDMA).

MOPA@SDMA remains a pay-what-you wish museum open Thursdays through Sundays 11:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you soon!