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MOPA’s signature outreach program, Exposure, offers the opportunity for students throughout San Diego to engage with photography as an expressive art.  The program encourages visual literacy, discussion-based art interpretation, and the development of personal voice through student-centered experiences.

Students will:

  • Express their ideas and points of view through photography.
  • Build social relationships and empathy through collaborative group engagements.
  • Participate in open-ended, imaginative art-making.
  • Learn how to look at and talk about artwork using an inquiry-based approach.
  • Build creative confidence explore themes and topics that are meaningful to them through
  • photography.

Our lessons are aligned to VAPA and Common Core standards, and are developed collaboratively with classroom teachers to provide the best experience for students! For more information, contact

The Collaborative Arts Resources for Education (CARE)

The CARE Program is an educational partnership program between the Museum of Photographic Arts, La Jolla Playhouse, and Timken Museum of Art. Teaching artists from all three institutions collaborate with classroom teachers to integrate art into English, math, and science curricula that give students an experience with photography, theater, painting and drawing. Students work on projects that connect to the three disciplines, giving them a broad range of opportunities to express their creativity, imagination, and perspectives. The CARE Program has worked with Title I schools across San Diego since 2005.

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Special Hours: MOPA will be open from 12 PM - 5 PM on Wednesday, December 19