San Diego Business Journal

The Museum of Photographic Arts will reopen to the public on Friday, April 16, with two exhibitions. This is the first time the museum allows guests in since last March due to closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Beginnings, Forever”, a new exhibition, is based on the collections of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts and celebrates the creative nature of young talent. It will present works by artists – including classic artists, postwar Japanese photographers and contemporary image makers – that were made before they were the age of 35. All works derive from “Young Portfolio,” an annual competition by Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts.

The exhibition “Illusion: The Magic of Motion” will also return to the Museum of Photographic Arts and features pieces that explore the invention of cinema and the magic of shadow puppets.

As part of its mission to make art accessible to everyone, the Museum of Photographic Arts is offering guests the option to choose their admission price through the Pay What You Wish Program.

Travel & Hospitality reporter Mariel Concepcion can be reached at or 858-634-4625.