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Museum of Photographic Arts Tours

Museum of Photographic Arts
There are two things on display at San Diego’s Museum of Photographic Arts: A collection of over 7,000 images from 850 artists, and the actual art of photography itself in all of its many forms. The pieces inside this small museum run the gamut of photography’s history, from early daguerreotypes dating back as far as the 1840s, to images of Russia in the mid-20th century and award-winning photojournalism. There’s a modern movie studio inside of the museum that highlights the evolution of film, and displays on photography’s technological advancements show how far the art form has come. More than just the photos themselves, however, it’s the different story that each photo tells that makes this a memorable stop. Considering that many of the photos on display are historical and social documentaries, the museum offers a lens into photographer’s roles in capturing societal change. Avid photographers who visit the museum are encouraged to submit their own work, and allow their images to craft the future of modern photography.

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The Sand Diego Museum of Photographic Arts is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am-5pm, and is closed on Monday and holidays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for children, and the museum is located in Balboa Park in the historic Casa de Balboa.  
Address: 1649 El Prado, San Diego, California, USA
Hours: Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm, closed holidays
Admission: Adults: $8, Children $6
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Museum of Photographic Arts hours of operation: Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm, closed holidays. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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