For Schools + Educators
Each year, MOPA presents a juried exhibition showcasing the creative photographic talents of youth artists.
Curricula + Resources
MOPA is dedicated to helping you incorporate photography into your existing classroom curriculum. We offer free curricula resources for current exhibitions, educational plans and suggested activities. Visit our resources page for curricula downloads, gallery guides, online tools and more.
Film Screenings for Title I Schools
Human Rights Watch Film Festival and MOPA present an annual free screening for Title I schools.
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Tours for K-12, College and University Classes
A variety of tours are available for school groups. These tours must be booked in advance through our tour request system. Visit our tour page to learn more.
MOPA's Dubois Library
The Edmund L. and Nancy K. Dubois Library holds more than 20,000 items, all related to photography. Everything from monographs to magazines and encyclopedias to exhibition catalogs, the Dubois Library is a unique collection of resources available for use. Come in and peruse the latest photography monographs and journals while enjoying the serene reading room. Library staff is available to assist with research needs and information requests. Read more.
CARE (Collaborative Arts Resources for Education)
The CARE Program is an educational partnership program between the Museum of Photographic Arts, La Jolla Playhouse, and Timken Museum of Art.
The partners’ artist instructors collaborate with teachers to integrate art into English, math, and science curricula that give students an experience with photography, theater, painting and drawing. Students work on projects that connect to the three disciplines, giving them a broad range of opportunities to express their creativity, imagination, and perspectives.
The CARE Program has worked with Title I schools across San Diego since 2005.
CARE programming includes artist-in-residency education at school sites, field trips to partner museums, theatrical productions, and teacher professional development opportunities to instruct teachers on the integration of multiple disciplines into school curricula.
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