through Jan 24

Dream City: The 1915 Panama-California Exposition

21 Feb, 2015 - 24 Jan, 2016

Balboa Park was described as the Dream City during the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. To celebrate the centennial anniversary, this exhibition highlights photographs taken by Francis Bruguière during that time.

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through Dec 31

Seeing is Believing?

21 Feb, 2015 - 31 Dec, 2015

Did you know that some early photographs were known as the “mirror with a memory”?

That the first photograph of the moon was made more than 160 years ago?

Discover the answers to these questions and more in MOPA’s new gallery where you’ll explore the origins of photography, and its impact on how we view the world around us and ourselves.

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through Jan 24

Self/Reflection: 10th Annual Juried Youth Exhibition

3 Oct, 2015 - 24 Jan, 2016

How can you explore your identity through a photograph?

What might you include in your self portrait to tell a story about yourself?

How has photography changed the way we share our identities and personal stories with the world?


MOPA invited students in grades K-12 from San Diego County and Tijuana to enter photographic artwork in its Annual Juried Youth Exhibition. For the 10th Anniversary, participants share their views on “self identity” through a variety of diverse voices and perspectives.


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