MoCP at 40

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

MoCP at 40

The Museum of Contemporary Photography turns 40 in 2016, so of course a celebratory exhibition is in order. Ours, MoCP at 40, showcases contemporary photographic art as we have always seen it: as a wonderful big tent of iconic photographers alongside talented lesser-known image-makers absent from the canonical history books. All the works on view come from the museum’s permanent collection of more than 14,000 objects. They have been selected so that our visitors can not only explore some of the extraordinary changes photography has brought to the way humans see the world, but also to offer insight into the museum’s history—our most distinguished exhibitions, publications, programs, and commissions.

 

Image credit: Elliott Erwitt, Jackie Kennedy at Funeral, 1963, portfolio 1980

Upcoming Events

FIRST LOOK: 2018 MoCP Fine Print Party

FIRST LOOK: 2018 MoCP Fine Print Party

FIRST LOOK: 2018 MoCP Fine Print Party

Untitled Supper Club

Please join the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) Museum Council, staff, and artists for a public unveiling of four new prints that will be added ...

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Celebrating South Side Stories

Celebrating South Side Stories

Celebrating South Side Stories

DuSable Museum of African American History

Join this celebration of the historic and ongoing role that art and design played in growing communities and strengthening neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side. Participants ...

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Past Events

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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Artist Talk: Alun Be

Artist Talk: Alun Be

Artist Talk: Alun Be

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Exhibiting artist Alun Be will discuss his Edification series on view in In Their Own Form as well as his broader artistic practice. ...

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In Their Own Form: Opening Reception + Artist Talk

In Their Own Form: Opening Reception + Artist Talk

In Their Own Form: Opening Reception + Artist Talk

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Opening Reception + Artist Talk: Ayana V. Jackson Following the opening reception for In Their Own Form, join exhibiting artist Ayana V. Jackson for a talk ...

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