Celebrate your event in picture perfect style! Nestled in the heart of Balboa Park, MOPA provides a sophisticated venue for special events, offering guests exclusive access to MOPA's world-renowned exhibitions and close proxemity to the Park's many amenities.

The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater presents film festivals, premieres, documentaries, retrospectives, one-of-a-kind events, and much more. Please visit our film calendar for a complete list of upcoming screenings. 

The Museum of Photographic Arts enters an exciting phase this fall with changes designed to enhance the experience for visitors. The Museum will be closed from September 27 - October 10 for remodeling. We will reopen October 11 with three new exhibitions. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

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News and Events

Across the Border: Tijuana Trip

Thursday, September 4 - MOPA and friends trekked into Tijuana for a conversation on contemporary Mexican photography followed by an evening that delighted palates with Japanese fusion cuisine, and craft beer and chocolate pairings. Read more

MOPA releases inaugural publication, "Perspective"

After an eventful and exciting year, the Museum of Photographic Arts is proud to present its inaugural publication, "Perspective." This annual report will serve as a year in review of the Museum's exhibitions and programs, events, educational achievements and key moments.  Read more

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