through Dec 31

Seeing is Believing?

21 Feb, 2015 - 31 Dec, 2017


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 Feb 5

Animals Among Us: 11th Annual Youth Exhibition

8 Oct, 2016 - 5 Feb, 2017

Inspired by the San Diego Zoo's 100th anniversary, MOPA's 11th Annual Youth Exhibition focuses on the theme of animals.

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through Jan 29

Boundless: A California Invitational

15 Oct, 2016 - 29 Jan, 2017

In October, MOPA will present Boundless: A California Invitational, the third triennial exhibition of contemporary California photographers. The triennial invitational began in 2010 as State of Mind and was followed in 2013 by Staking Claim. These exhibitions showcase the talent and diverse scope of artwork by photographers living within the museum’s home state.

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through May 16

Ansel Adams: What Majestic Word

7 Jan, 2017 - 16 May, 2017

Special Micro Exhibition

Ansel Adams: What Majestic Word features a portfolio of prints organized in memory of Adams’ dear friend, Russell Varian. Varian was a scientist and dedicated conservationist. Each of these 15 photographs aims to capture the sensual environments that Varian adored and the natural geometry that sparked his scientific curiosity.

Ansel Adams: What Majestic Word features a portfolio of works generously on loan from Sally and Einar Gall.

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