Talking Back: Chicago Youth Respond Opening Reception

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

Talking Back: Chicago Youth Respond Opening Reception

Join us as we celebrate the opening of our twelth annual Talking Back: Chicago Youth Respond exhibition, which runs from April 3rd - 7th.  

This exhibition features works made by teens who participated in Picture Me, an intensive afterschool photography program sponsored by the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. The program takes place at three Chicago high schools: Curie Metropolitan High School, Juarez Community Academy, and Nicolas Senn High School.

Co-taught by teams of working artists, this program, which serves approximately 90 students each year, cultivates teens as independent artists who gain a strong technical foundation as they work toward developing their own artistic vision and style through independent projects. Examining and discussing the work of professional artists is integral to the program. The curriculum is further enhanced by field trips to the MoCP and other cultural venues and contact with visiting artists. Picture Me students and alumni have won numerous awards, scholarships, and internships for their work and graduates of the program have gone on to study art at institutions including Columbia College Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of Illinois Chicago and Urbana-Champaign.

 

Upcoming Events

Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night

Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night

Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night

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This exhibition presents images from Michael L. Abramson’s (1948-2011) South Side Series documenting the pulsing scene of black night clubs on Chicago’s South Side in ...

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Michael Schmelling: Your Blues

Michael Schmelling: Your Blues

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Museum of Contemporary Photography

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Gallery Talk and Opening Reception: What Remains and You and Me

Gallery Talk and Opening Reception: What Remains and You and Me

Gallery Talk and Opening Reception: What Remains and You and Me

Museum of Contemporary Photography

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Reading and Discussion: Meena Alexander

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Reading and Discussion: Meena Alexander

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Lectures in Photography: Britt Salvesen

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Museum of Contemporary Photography

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Film Screening: The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)

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Lectures in Photography: Jeffrey Hoone

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Museum of Contemporary Photography

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Past Events

The Chicago Music Scene: Jim DeRogatis and Jessica Hopper

The Chicago Music Scene: Jim DeRogatis and Jessica Hopper

The Chicago Music Scene: Jim DeRogatis and Jessica Hopper

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Jim DeRogatis and Jessica Hopper will discuss some of the over-looked and off-the-beaten-path subjects referenced in Schmelling’s work as well as some traditions and legacies in Chicago music. ...

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Lecture in Photography: Michael Schmelling

Lecture in Photography: Michael Schmelling

Lecture in Photography: Michael Schmelling

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Exhibiting artist Michael Schmelling will discuss his work and career including his Grammy award winning publication The Wilco Book (2004), his work in Atlanta (2010) ...

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MoCP Museum Council Fall Social

MoCP Museum Council Fall Social

MoCP Museum Council Fall Social

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The MoCP Museum Council Fall Social is a great way to meet MoCP Museum Council members, MoCP staff, artists and photography fans from the community, ...

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Michael Schmelling: Your Blues

Michael Schmelling: Your Blues

Michael Schmelling: Your Blues

Museum of Contemporary Photography

During an eighteen month-long commission in his hometown of Chicago, Schmelling explored the musical landscape of the region. The artist has immersed himself headlong into ...

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Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night

Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night

Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night

Library

This exhibition presents images from Michael L. Abramson’s (1948-2011) South Side Series documenting the pulsing scene of black night clubs on Chicago’s South Side in ...

Read more