Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood

Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood

Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood  aims to challenge long-held stereotypes and sentimental views of motherhood by addressing issues such as gender roles, domesticity, the body and the identity of individuals within the family unit. The work of the nine artists tends to be autobiographical in focus and sits within the documentary genre. Large in both scale and scope many of the projects span over several years with some still on-going. Home Truths is curated by Susan Bright.

Upcoming Events

Workshop and Discussion: Mapping Petroleum Lives

Workshop and Discussion: Mapping Petroleum Lives

Workshop and Discussion: Mapping Petroleum Lives

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Led by exhibiting artist Rozalinda Borcilă, this mapping-from-below workshop uses prompts and facilitated exercises to develop a discussion of the various ways petroleum shapes our ...

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Workshop - Seeing Dust: DIY Particle Sensor

Workshop - Seeing Dust: DIY Particle Sensor

Workshop - Seeing Dust: DIY Particle Sensor

Location TBD, see mocp.org

Exhibiting artists Marissa Lee Benedict and David Rueter will lead this workshop, in which participants will learn about particulate matter air pollution and build their ...

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Lecture in Photography: Martha Rosler

Lecture in Photography: Martha Rosler

Lecture in Photography: Martha Rosler

Ferguson Lecture Hall

Martha Rosler creates incisive social and political analyses of the myths and realities of contemporary culture. Her work explores issues from daily life and the ...

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Symposium - Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy

Symposium - Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy

Symposium - Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy

Museum of Contemporary Photography

This full day event will feature exhibiting artists, activists and scholars who are engaged around the relationship between the expanding petcoke industry and its effect ...

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Lecture in Photography: Joel-Peter Witkin

Lecture in Photography: Joel-Peter Witkin

Lecture in Photography: Joel-Peter Witkin

Stage Two

Joel-Peter Witkin is renowned as the creator of elaborately constructed and often erotically charged photographic tableaux exploring grand themes of religion, sex and mortality with ...

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Past Events

Excursion: Bubbles and Clouds

Excursion: Bubbles and Clouds

Excursion: Bubbles and Clouds

Museum of Contemporary Photography

This field trip begins with a meet up at the MoCP for a briefing session and group viewing of the Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy exhibition ...

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Opening Reception - Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy

Opening Reception - Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy

Opening Reception - Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Rozalinda Borcilӑ Terry Evans Geissler/Sann Brian Holmes Claire Pentecost Steve Rowell David Rueter and Marissa Lee Benedict Victoria Sambunaris Join us for an opening reception for our new exhibition Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy. ...

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FIRST LOOK: 2016 Fine Print Party

FIRST LOOK: 2016 Fine Print Party

FIRST LOOK: 2016 Fine Print Party

The Brass Monkey

The Brass Monkey 401 N Morgan $50; tickets also available at the door Ticket includes hors d'oeuvres and open bar Suggested Dress Code: 70s Glam You are invited to a ...

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