Upcoming Exhibitions

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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through Feb 5

Animals: 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 will focus 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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