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National Geographic 50 Greatest Photographs

February 22 –  August 16, 2020

Muzeo Museum & Cultural Center is proud to present 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic in our Main Gallery.  This beautiful and educational exhibition showcases National Geographic’s most compelling photographs, the photographers who took the famous shots and the story behind each image.  From Steve McCurry’s unforgettable Afghan girl to Nick Nichols’ iconic image of Jane Goodall and a chimpanzee to Thomas Abercrombie’s never-before-seen view of Mecca, the exhibition includes National Geographic magazine’s most remembered and celebrated photographs from its more than 130 year history.   

In addition to viewing these beautiful photographs on an amazing scale, visitors will learn the stories behind the photos and about the photographers themselves.  For some images, visitors will be able to see the “near frames” taken by the photographer—the sequence of images made in the field before and after the perfect shot.  Travel the globe in one very special exhibition, here for a limited time!


The National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of the world. Since 1888, National Geographic has pushed the boundaries of exploration, investing in bold people and transformative ideas, providing more than 14,000 grants for work across all seven continents, reaching 3 million students each year through education offerings, and engaging audiences around the globe through signature experiences, stories and content. To learn more, visit



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Muzeo Main Gallery

A new model for urban cultural centers, Muzeo is a 25,000 square foot complex encompassing Anaheim’s original Carnegie Library and a state of the art gallery space opened in 2007, the Main Gallery. The museum has been seamlessly integrated into an urban setting, surrounded by loft living and street-level retail. Available for private event rental.

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