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

Opening Reception: Stateless: Views of Global Migration

Opening Reception: Stateless: Views of Global Migration

Join the MoCP for an opening reception for the exhibition Stateless: Views of Global Migration. ...

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Symposium

Symposium

This half-day event will feature exhibiting artists, activists, writers, and scholars who are engaged in issues surrounding refugee rights, global migration, and resettlement practices. Examining ...

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Lecture in Photography: Shimon Attie

Lecture in Photography: Shimon Attie

Artist Shimon Attie will present and discuss a selection of his projects across space and time. The presentation will touch briefly on early works, such ...

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MoCP Teen Summit

MoCP Teen Summit

Chicago teens are invited to reflect, engage, share, and create, in this multidisciplinary creative workshop exploring issues relating to the exhibition Stateless: Views of Global ...

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Photos at Noon: Global Migration

Photos at Noon: Global Migration

Get to know the museum's collection with this public print viewing led by the MoCP's curator of academic programs and collections. Drop in to learn ...

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Film Screening: A Sharp Light That Shines

Film Screening: A Sharp Light That Shines

A Sharp Light That Shines features a selection of short narrative and experimental documentary films from filmmakers exploring global migration from their varied backgrounds and ...

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Curatorial Tour

Curatorial Tour

Join exhibition curator and MoCP executive director Natasha Egan for a special tour of Stateless: Views of Global Migration. ...

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Past Events

Video Playlist: Ralph Arnold and Outtakes

Video Playlist: Ralph Arnold and Outtakes

Video Playlist: Ralph Arnold and Outtakes

MoCP

Shari Frilot Reginald Woolery Elizabeth Axtman Tom Palazallo Curated by Romi Crawford Often aspects of identity (race, gender, class, occupation, sexuality, nationality) are the outtakes, or the stuff left ...

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Lecture in Photography: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Lecture in Photography: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Lecture in Photography: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Stage Two

Artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya discusses his work in Echoes: Reframing Collage, as well as his broader artistic practice. Sepuya’s work explores the intimacy created during ...

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Photos at Noon: Collage

Photos at Noon: Collage

Photos at Noon: Collage

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Join us for a print viewing of works from the museum’s collection made with the collage technique employed by the artists in the current exhibitions. ...

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Curatorial Tour and Gallery Talk

Curatorial Tour and Gallery Talk

Curatorial Tour and Gallery Talk

MoCP

Join guest curator Greg Foster-Rice and MoCP chief curator and deputy director Karen Irvine for a special tour of The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold ...

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Symposium: Unfinished Business! The South Side and Chicago Art

Symposium: Unfinished Business! The South Side and Chicago Art

Symposium: Unfinished Business! The South Side and Chicago Art

Various Locations

Co-presented by the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Smart Museum of Art FREE, but space is limited. Please register here in advance. October 19–20, 2018 This symposium ...

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