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“Well done but very small”

Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA)
Ranked #126 of 449 things to do in San Diego
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Owner description: The Museum of Photographic Arts is one of the only museums in the country dedicated exclusively to the photographic arts, presenting work by some of the world's most celebrated photographers and cinematographers in its spacious new galleries and state-of-the-art 228 seat theater. MoPA is located in beautiful Balboa Park near downtown San Diego.
Reviewed September 16, 2013

The exhibition on hand was interesting and engaging (although better/more labeling of the photos would have improved it) but the museum itself is very small and unless you're going to study the photos carefully will be over in no time at all. I would recommend checking to see what's on display before purchasing tickets. It is a great space in which to view photographs.

Thank zinneablue
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

One of the better museums in Balboa Park, this small museum displays rotating exhibits of photography as well displays from their collection.

Thank Kelly B
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

I visited this museum with my son who is a photography fan. Unfortunately, we visited on a day on which there was an event. This made the museum difficult to traverse. Nonetheless, I thought the displays were not particularly special.

Thank Debbie K
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Never have I been so disappointed in any Museum any where in the world... The current exhibit does not have much merit... Photographs made by an aging Hollywood actress please..... I thought I would see at least something worth the time invested but that did not happen ....the gift shop does have some interesting volumes on photography...there was no else in the place. Perhaps this is just a poor exhibit and we were unfortunate to visit when it was all the museum was displaying

Thank southtripper
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Extraordinary events, displays, very educational and peaceful! Check out the movie theater, too! Stroll in and enjoy the surprise.

1  Thank Christopher M
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