NEWS   ·  March 31, 2020

Update on MOPA membership

Updated: July 7, 2020

MOPA cares very deeply about our members, and we wanted to offer our gratitude to you during this challenging time by extending your membership for the duration of the closure. Contact Jaime at for more details. 

If you wish to renew, please visit our Membership page today! Or check out other ways to support MOPA as we continue to inspire, educate and engage online. 

Browse our library of digital content:

  • Online exhibitions: Browse through photography – from your home. 
  • Fly through exhibitions: Nothing beats the real thing but this is as close as you will get to walking into our doors. 
  • In Process: Watch quick, how-to videos about photo processes like building a pinhole camera and making sunprints. 
  • Photo 101: If you had to start anywhere, try here. 
  • Conversations with artists and scholars: Hear it from them. Watch artists tell you about their artwork.
  • Endless resources at Take a journey and see where our resources lead you. 
  • MOPA In Focus: Kevin Linde takes you through MOPA’s permanent collection to explore big ideas. These are recordings of previously live streamed shows. 
  • Through My Lens: Virtual learning for the budding artist at home. MOPA’s youth programming leads guide you through fun activities for the whole family.  
  • Winescapes with Artist: Join MOPA Executive Director and Chief Curator Deborah Klochko as she catches up with artists, scholars, curators and other friends of the Museum. These are recordings of previously live streamed shows. 

Thank you for being a part of the MOPA family. We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum very soon. Until then, take care of each other.


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