through Dec 31

Seeing is Believing?

21 Feb, 2015 - 31 Dec, 2016


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

Discover the answers to this question 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 Dec 31

America's Cathedrals: Photography and the National Parks

20 Feb, 2016 - 31 Dec, 2016

Special Micro Exhibition

Coinciding with the centennial anniversary of The National Park Service in 2016, America’s Cathedrals celebrates the important role the visual image has played in the history and creation of our national parks.

Drawn entirely from MOPA's permanent collection, America's Cathedrals features work by Ansel Adams, William Henry Jackson, Carleton Watkins and many more.

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through Oct 9

Beauty and the Beast: The Animal in Photography

28 May, 2016 - 9 Oct, 2016

Beauty and the Beast presents an examination of animals in photography in celebration of the San Diego Zoo Centennial. Showcasing a diverse range of photographers, the exhibition highlights the many ways animals are featured from portraits to supporting subjects.

Exhibition presented in English and Spanish.

Members' Opening Reception will be June 17, 2016, from 7 - 9 p.m. Not a MOPA member, yet? Click here to join!

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through Oct 2

Defying Darkness: Photography at Night

4 Jun, 2016 - 2 Oct, 2016

Night only suggests things, it doesn't fully reveal them. Night unnerves us and surprises us with its strangeness; it frees powers within us which were controlled by reason during the day…
-- Brassaï

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