Collecting Groups

Be Part of the Future of Photography

Join an exclusive group of passionate photography collectors and receive unprecedented access to the Museum’s exhibitions, collections, visiting artists and more. MOPA’s Collecting Group donors support the future of the Museum’s permanent collection while supporting the award winning programs and exhibitions of today. You can enjoy a high level of personal attention, a wide range of events, including travel opportunities with MOPA’s Executive Director, private receptions, and an annual acquisitions dinner.

We invite you to meet new people with like-minded interests and explore the world of photography together. 10% of contributions go directly to the Lynn G. & Danah H. Fayman Acquisitions Fund to support new acquisitions and preserve the Museum’s permanent collection.

All members of MOPA’s Collecting Groups, the Photo Forum and Collectors’ Salon, enjoy a diverse array of benefits including:

·         Unlimited member and guest admissions to MOPA’s galleries

·         Membership to the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association, gaining access to over 650 institutions

·         Reciprocal admission to 15+ photographic institutions as part of the CONNECTIONS program

·         15% discount on MOPA Store purchases

·         Access to The Edmund L. and Nancy K. Dubois Library

·         Free or reduced pricing on lectures, education workshops and programs

·         Community partner discounts



For more information on joining, please contact Stephanie Malyn at or 619.238.7559 x 227




Recent Acquisitions




For additional information, please contact Stephanie Malyn, 619.238.7559 X227.