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The Museum of Photographic Arts

Public Institution
The Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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tel +1 619 238 7559
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Opening hours:
Mo, Tu, We, Fr, Sa, Su  10:00-17:00
Th  10:00-21:00

to top Institutions highest ranked artists:
Artist Rank
Henri Cartier-Bresson  220
Edward Burtynsky  277
Edward Steichen  279
André Kertész  351
Alexander Rodchenko  366

to top Artists most exhibited:
Artist Rank
Ansel Adams  457 5
Lou Stoumen  50882 3
James Fee  34652 3
Edward Weston  500 3
Robert Adams  539 3

to top Institution's artists also shown at:
  Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), USA 126 46
  International Center of Photography (ICP), USA 111 58
  The Art Institute of Chicago, USA 78 40
  Fraenkel Gallery, USA 56 21
  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), USA 47 26

 Public exhibitions   1
20.10. - 31.01. (still more than 2 months)
  Solo showThe Time Between: The Sequences of Minor White
Foundation year: 1983
Berenice Abbott  1898-1991, US
Ansel Adams  1902-1984, US
Max Alpert  1899-1980, RU
Manuel Álvarez-Bravo  1902-2002, MX
Eugène Atget  1857-1927, FR
Lázaro Blanco  1938-2011, MX
Margaret Bourke-White  1904-1971, US
Samuel Bourne  1834-1912, UK
Mathew Brady  1823-1896, US
Horace Bristol  1908-1997, US
Wynn Bullock  1902-1975, US
Edward Burtynsky  1955, CA
Harry Callahan  1912-1999, US
Julia Margaret Cameron  1815-1879, UK
Henri Cartier-Bresson  1908-2004, FR
Larry Clark  1943, US
Alvin Langdon Coburn  1882-1966, US
Eileen Cowin  1947, US
Mario Cravo Neto  1947, BR
Roy DeCarava  1919-2009, US
Harold Edgerton  1903-1990, US
Peter Henry Emerson  1856-1936, UK
Ruud van Empel  1958, NL
James Fee  1949-2006, US
Russell Fee  
David Fokos  1960, US
Francis Frith  1822-1898, UK
Flor Garduño  1957, MX
Judith Golden  1934, US
Jeremiah Gurney  1812-1886, US
Tim Handfield  
John Heartfield  1891-1968, DE
Robert Heinecken  1931-2006, US
Germán Herrera  
John Herschel  1792-1871, UK
Hill & Adamson  UK
Lewis Hine  1874-1940, US
Birney Imes  1951, US
Graciela Iturbide  1942, MX
Kenro Izu  1949, JP
Len Jenshel  1949, US
André Kertész  1894-1985, HU
Mark Klett  1952, US
Alberto Korda  1928-2001, CU
Dorothea Lange  1895-1965, US
Danny Lyon  1942, US
Sally Mann  1951, US
Susan Meiselas  1948, US
Joel Meyerowitz  1938, US
Duane Michals  1932, US
Lisette Model  1906-1983, AT
Andrea Modica  1960, US
Charles Moore  1931-2010, US
Abelardo Morell  1948, CU
Joan Myers  1944, US
James Nachtwey  1948, US
Patrick Nagatani  1945, US
Arnold Newman  1918-2006, US
Irving Penn  1917-2009, US
Ivan Pinkava  1961, CZ
Miguel Rio Branco  1946, ES
Alexander Rodchenko  1891-1956, RU
Arthur Rothstein  1915-1985, US
Sebastião Salgado  1944, BR
August Sander  1876-1964, DE
Rafael Serrano  1977, VE
Ivan Shagin  1904-1982, RU
Ben Shahn  1898-1969, US
Aaron Siskind  1903-1991, US
W. Eugene Smith  1918-1978, US
Edward Steichen  1879-1973, US
Alfred Stieglitz  1864-1946, US
Lou Stoumen  1917-1991, US
Paul Strand  1890-1976, US
Madoka Takagi  1956
John Thomson  1837-1921, UK
Richard Throssel  
Carleton Watkins  1829-1916, US
Alex Webb  1952, US
Weegee  1899-1968, US
Edward Weston  1886-1958, US
Clarence H. White  1871-1925, US
Garry Winogrand  1928-1984, US
Yosuke Yamahata  1917-1966, JP
Mariana Yampolsky  1925-2002, US
Max Yavno  1911-1985, US
Georgi Zelma  1906-1984
 Previous Exhibitions   82
  Solo showHendrik Kerstens: Model and Muse

  Group showCollective Restraint: Four Decades of Czech Photography
  Group showAperture Remix
  Solo showAnsel Adams - After Ansel Adams
  Solo showLynn G. Fayman: A Colorful Life
  Group showPrix Pictet: Power

  Solo showKevin Cooley: Elements
  Group showStaking Claim: A California Invitational
  Solo showunseen
  Group show30x: Three Decades

  Solo showRuud van Empel: Strange Beauty
  Group showPhoto|Synthesis
  Solo showThe Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith In Nyc, 1957-1965
  Group showEyes of a Nation: A Century of American Photography
  Solo showUnusual Suspects: Paintings and Photographs by Holly Roberts

  Group showSee/Saw: Annual Youth Exhibition
  Group showInfinite Balance: Artists and the Environment
  Group showFace to Face: Works from the Bank of America Collection
  Group showInside Out: Portraits from the Permanent Collection
  Group showStreetwise: Masters of 60's Photography
  Group showImagine That!

  Group showNew Realities: Jerry Uelsmann + Maggie Taylor
  Group showTaking Aim: Unforgettable Rock 'n' Roll Photographs
  Group showSTATE OF MIND - A California Invitational
  Group showSeeing Beauty
  Group showIn Light: Selections from the Permanent Collection

  Solo showBeloved Daughters: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh
  Group showPicturing the Process: The Photograph as Witness
  Solo showAnsel Adams: A Life’s Work
Description Solo showJo Whaley: Theater of Insects
  Solo showConsidering Edward Curtis: Recent Gifts to the Permanent Collection
  Solo showCelebrating Lou Stoumen
  Solo showEdward Steichen: The Early Years
  Solo showLou Stoumen: The Naked Truth
  Group showLou Stoumen Award Winners: The Legacy

  Solo showNancy Newhall: A Literacy of Images
  Solo showHumanitas: Images of India by Fredric Roberts
  Solo showFlesh: The Portraiture of Gary Schneider
  Group showPicturing the Process: Portraiture Through the Lens

  Group showPicturing Eden
  Solo showPublic Privacy: Wendy Richmond´s Surreptitious Cellphone
  Solo showHarry Callahan - The Photographer at Work
  Solo showDidier Ben Loulou
  Solo showNature & Spirit - The Photographs of Ansel Adams
  Solo showArthur Lavine - Peripatetic Pleasures & Meditations
  Group showTell Me A Story: Narrative Photography Now
  Solo showDon Bartletti - The Roads Most Traveled: Photographs of Migration -

  Solo showMexico: The Revolution and Beyond—Photographs by Agustín Victor Casasola, 1900 – 1940
  Solo showJames Fee - Recent Photographs
  Group showToday's Pioneers - Women Photojournalists in Iraq and Afghanistan
  Group showShooting in 35 - The First 35mm Photographs
  Group showBreaking the Frame - Pioneering Women in Photojournalism
  Solo showJohn Gutmann's Century
  Solo showMike Smith - You're Not from Around Here
  Solo showEye to Eye - Photographs by Graham Nash

  Solo showLalla Essaydi - Converging Territories
  Solo showGraham Flint - American Landscapes at 1000 Megapixels
  Solo showSteve McCurry - Photographs of Asia
  Solo showManufactured Landscapes - The Photographs of Edward Burtynsky
  Solo showAndrea Modica - Treadwell/Fountain

  Solo showJeff Bridges Pictures
  Solo showAndreas Feininger - Man on the Street
  Solo showMariana Yampolsky's Mexico
  Solo showDavid Fokos - Borrowed Time
  Solo showRobert Parke Harrison - The Architect's Brother
  Solo showStephen Berkman: Cold Mountain and Other Journeys

  Solo showAmerican Noir: The Photographs of James Fee
  Group showVisions of Peru: The Photographs of Martin Chambi, Mario Algaze & Javier Silva Meinel
  Solo showFrida Kahlo: Portraits of an Icon
  Solo showFirst Photographs - William Henry Fox Talbot and the Birth of Photography
  Solo showEdward Curtis - The Shadow Catcher
  Solo showAmerican Noir - The Photographs of James Fee
  Solo showAlexander Rodchenko: Modern Photography, Photomontage and Film

  Solo showJames Nachtwey - Testimony
  Solo showBohnchang Koo - Fragile Tremors from the White and Pencil of Nature Series
  Solo showLouis Faurer - Retrospective
  Solo showTracings of Light - Sir John Herschel and the Camera Lucida
  Solo showNagasaki Journey - The Photographs of Yosuke Yamahata, August 10, 1945
  Solo showTerra phantasma - the photographs of ray carofano
  Solo showThe Photography of Alfred Stieglitz
  Group showOfficial Ansel Adams and Manuel Bravo: 100th Birthday Celebration

  Solo showBill Brandt - A Retrospective
Last update: 19 November 2015
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