Lecture in Photography: Jennifer Blessing

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

Lecture in Photography: Jennifer Blessing

Jennifer Blessing is senior curator of photography at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Throughout her career, she has curated many photography-based exhibitions, including Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video (2014), Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective (2012), and Francesca Woodman (2012). Most recently Blessing curated Photo-Poetics: An Anthology (2016), a group exhibition that explored new developments in contemporary photography.

Lectures in Photography are co-presented by the MoCP and the Photography Department at Columbia College Chicago.

Upcoming Events

Photos at Noon: Race and Representation

Photos at Noon: Race and Representation

Photos at Noon: Race and Representation

MoCP Print Study Room

Get to know the museum's collection this summer with a series of public print viewings. Drop in to learn about some of the museum’s ...

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Photos at Noon: Fundamentals of Photography

Photos at Noon: Fundamentals of Photography

Photos at Noon: Fundamentals of Photography

MoCP Print Study Room

Get to know the museum's collection this summer with a series of public print viewings. MoCP's curator of academic programs and collections will lead a ...

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Urban Nature Walk

Urban Nature Walk

Urban Nature Walk

Meet at Lurie Garden, Millenium Park

Join artist Lucas Foglia and author Gavin Van Horn (Center for Humans and Nature) for a guided urban nature walk. Starting at the Lurie Garden, ...

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MoCP Teen Night

MoCP Teen Night

MoCP Teen Night

MoCP

Chicago teens are invited to participate in an evening of teen-led programs including art-making, interactive gallery workshops, and more! ...

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Photos at Noon: Portraiture and the Human Subject

Photos at Noon: Portraiture and the Human Subject

Photos at Noon: Portraiture and the Human Subject

MoCP

Get to know the museum's collection this summer with a series of public print viewings. MoCP's curator of academic programs and collections will lead a ...

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Family Day: Natural Elements

Family Day: Natural Elements

Family Day: Natural Elements

MoCP

Celebrate summer with Family Day at the MoCP. Kids of all ages and their grownups can participate in a sun print workshop, photo scavenger hunt, ...

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Photos at Noon: Landscape and Place

Photos at Noon: Landscape and Place

Photos at Noon: Landscape and Place

MoCP Print Study Room

Get to know the museum's collection this summer with a series of public print viewings. MoCP's curator of academic programs and collections will lead a ...

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Photos at Noon: Constructed and Staged Images

Photos at Noon: Constructed and Staged Images

Photos at Noon: Constructed and Staged Images

MoCP Print Study Room

Get to know the museum's collection this summer with a series of public print viewings. MoCP's curator of academic programs and collections will lead a ...

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Florence Williams: The Nature Fix

Florence Williams: The Nature Fix

Florence Williams: The Nature Fix

MoCP

Florence Williams is a journalist, podcaster, and bestselling author of The Nature Fix: Why nature makes us happier, healthier, and more creative. Williams will discuss ...

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Past Events

Lecture in Photography: Lesley A. Martin

Lecture in Photography: Lesley A. Martin

Lecture in Photography: Lesley A. Martin

Ferguson Lecture Hall

Lesley A. Martin is creative director and publisher of The PhotoBook Review at Aperture. Her writing on photography has been published in Aperture, American Photo, ...

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Post Now and Post New: Afrofuturist Themes in Contemporary Art Practice

Post Now and Post New: Afrofuturist Themes in Contemporary Art Practice

Post Now and Post New: Afrofuturist Themes in Contemporary Art Practice

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Jennifer Scott will lead a discussion with D.Denenge Duyst-Akpem and Ingrid LaFleur on Afrofuturist themes in contemporary art and how they inform artistic practice in ...

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Special Teen Workshop: Afrofuturist Art + Writing

Special Teen Workshop: Afrofuturist Art + Writing

Special Teen Workshop: Afrofuturist Art + Writing

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Partnering with 826CHI, this interdisciplinary workshop aimed at teens and college students will ask participants to use creative writing strategies to engage with the works ...

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Video Playlist: Ten Toes Down

Video Playlist: Ten Toes Down

Video Playlist: Ten Toes Down

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Guest-curated by filmmaker Cameron Granger, Video Playlist is a recurring series of one-night public video screenings programmed in response to MoCP exhibitions. Granger, whose work ...

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