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

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 ...

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Michael Schmelling: Your Blues

Michael Schmelling: Your Blues

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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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Lecture in Photography: Michael Schmelling

Lecture in Photography: Michael Schmelling

Lecture in Photography: Michael Schmelling

Museum of Contemporary Photography

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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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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Ekphest; A Festival of Art + Word at MoCP

Ekphest; A Festival of Art + Word at MoCP

Ekphest; A Festival of Art + Word at MoCP

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Ekphest; A Festival of Art + Word taking place in April 2015 at a selection of Chicago museums and institutions, invites the public into the ...

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Blues in Black and White: Documenting the Culture of a Music With David Grazian, Tom Lunt, and Mark Pohlad, moderated by Monica Hairston O’Connell

Blues in Black and White: Documenting the Culture of a Music With David Grazian, Tom Lunt, and Mark Pohlad, moderated by Monica Hairston O’Connell

Blues in Black and White: Documenting the Culture of a Music With David Grazian, Tom Lunt, and Mark Pohlad, moderated by Monica Hairston O’Connell

Library

Viewing: 5:30 pm Columbia College Library 624 S. Michigan Ave., Second Floor Discussion: 6:15 pm MoCP 600 S. Michigan Ave In conjunction with the exhibitions Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of ...

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Lecture in Photography: Rachel Sussman

Lecture in Photography: Rachel Sussman

Lecture in Photography: Rachel Sussman

Stage Two

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Past Events

Phantoms in the Dirt: Curator's Tour

Phantoms in the Dirt: Curator's Tour

Phantoms in the Dirt: Curator's Tour

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Guest curator Karsten Lund will lead a tour of the Phantoms in the Dirt exhibition. Presented in conjunction with Filter Photo Festival. Photo © ...

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Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night - Exhibition Reception

Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night - Exhibition Reception

Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night - Exhibition Reception

Library

Join us for a reception in honor of the Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night exhibition. This exhibition is copresented by Columbia College Chicago's ...

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Artist Discussion with Anya Gallaccio, Jay Heikes and Adam Schreiber

Artist Discussion with Anya Gallaccio, Jay Heikes and Adam Schreiber

Artist Discussion with Anya Gallaccio, Jay Heikes and Adam Schreiber

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Moderated by Karsten Lund Each of the artists will discuss his or her work and their investigations of the material world through photography or sculpture. ...

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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 ...

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Phantoms in the Dirt

Phantoms in the Dirt

Phantoms in the Dirt

Museum of Contemporary Photography

The sixteen artists in this exhibition present an array of physical remnants and enigmatic traces, ranging from cryptic objects to the marks of human activity ...

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