One of three independent institutions in the country devoted to photography, the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) houses more than 8,600 images representing the entire history of the medium, its aesthetic movements, and technological advances. Since its founding in 1983, MOPA has been devoted to collecting, conserving, and exhibiting the entire spectrum of the photographic medium, from the 19th century to today. In addition to its photographic collection, MOPA’s Edmund L. and Nancy K. Dubois Library holds more than 20,000 items, all related to photography.
Revel in images that are fascinating, moving, and often surprising. The Museum of Photographic Arts addresses important cultural, historical and social issues through its excellent exhibits and public programs. Visitors can see works from the entire history of the medium, such as daguerreotypes and album prints from the 19th century, works of Pictorialism to Modernism, and photojournalism by renowned photographers working today. Here is a look at some of the upcoming exhibitions at the museum:
Anyone with a penchant for photography will want to stop by MOPA to explore the medium and to put the history of photography in chronology. A visit to the Museum of Photographic Arts will undoubtedly show you that photography not only lends a visual quality to history, but also to more abstract concepts that baffle the human mind.
The Museum of Photographic Arts shop sells a cool range of photographic accessories and items for aficionados, from cameras to hardcover photography collections. On select evenings, visitors can also stop in at MOPA’s in-house, state-of-the-art Joan & Irwin Jacobs Theater to catch a screening. Film schedule is available at MOPA.org.
Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Extended summer hours: Tuesdays, 10:00 am-8:00 pm