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

Dragonfly Eyes Screening with Xu Bing

Dragonfly Eyes Screening with Xu Bing

Join internationally-renowned artist Xu Bing for a very special screening of his feature film Dragonfly Eyes (2017). Composed from more than 10,000 hours of footage ...

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Lecture in Photography: Stephanie Dinkins

Lecture in Photography: Stephanie Dinkins

Exhibiting artist Stephanie Dinkins is known for creating platforms for dialogue about artificial intelligence (AI) as it intersects race, gender, aging, and our future histories. ...

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Focal Point Live: Lorenzo Triburgo and Che Gossett

Focal Point Live: Lorenzo Triburgo and Che Gossett

In conjunction with the annual College Art Association conference, this live recording of the MoCP podcast Focal Point will feature a discussion between LGBTQ artists ...

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Teen Night with Leo Selvaggio

Teen Night with Leo Selvaggio

Chicago teens are invited to join exhibiting artist Leo Selvaggio for a special artmaking workshop. Space is limited. Reserve your spot at teennight2020.eventbrite.com ...

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Public Tour and Gallery Talk with Leo Selvaggio

Public Tour and Gallery Talk with Leo Selvaggio

Join exhibiting artist Leo Selvaggio for an exhibition tour and gallery talk. ...

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The Bio-Adapter

The Bio-Adapter

Join us for a special performed reading of Oswald Wiener's The Bio Adapter (1967), featuring some of the first descriptions of artificial intelligence. Organized by ...

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Past Events

Opening Reception: In Real Life

Opening Reception: In Real Life

Opening Reception: In Real Life

MoCP

Join the MoCP for the opening reception for In Real Life. ...

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Holiday Photo Book Bazaar

Holiday Photo Book Bazaar

Holiday Photo Book Bazaar

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Join us for a special celebration of photography books. Photographers of note including Krista Franklin, Brad Temkin, Aimée Beaubien, and Colleen Plumb, along with local ...

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