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

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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