The MoCP is a world premier college art museum dedicated to photography. As an international hub, we generate ideas and provoke dialogue among students, artists and diverse communities through groundbreaking exhibitions and programming. Our mission is to cultivate a deeper understanding of the artistic, cultural and political roles of photography in our world today.
Founded in 1976 by Columbia College Chicago as the successor to the Chicago Center for Contemporary Photography, the Museum of Contemporary Photography began collecting in the early 1980s and has since grown its collection to include over 17,000 objects by over 1,800 artists. The MoCP is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
There are many ways to join the MoCP community: by becoming a Friend of the MoCP, attending our Annual Benefit, or joining the Museum Council.
Julia Langdon Antonatos
Thomas (Ted) E. Keim, Jr.
Gary I. Levenstein
Carlos Javier Ortiz
Richard S. Press
Helena Chapellin Wilson
Robert Wislow, Chair
Danielle Dunand Zimmerman
We invite you to join our talented faculty and staff and become part of our collective aspiration to ensure Columbia prepares students for success in their creative fields through innovation, engagement and real-world experiences.
As an academic art museum at Columbia College Chicago, the MoCP works closely with the college’s faculty to connect its resources with students on campus.
Faculty Advisory Committee
Janell Baxter, Interactive Arts and Media
Robert Blandford, Business & Entrepreneurship
Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin, Communication
Kelli Connell, Photography
Matthew Cunningham, Communication
Joan Giroux, Art and Art History
Robert Hanserd, History
Onur Öztürk, Art and Art History
Community Engagement Fellow
Collections Manager and Registrar firstname.lastname@example.org
Internship Staff, January 2024
Giselle Mira Diaz