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

Photos at Zoom: Landscape and Place

Photos at Zoom: Landscape and Place

Photos at Zoom: Landscape and Place Wednesday, April 8, 12 p.m. CST Meeting ID: 448 939 547 https://colum.zoom.us/j/448939547 Now bring your camera outside! This print viewing addresses various approaches ...

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MoCP Behind the Lens: Cecil McDonald, Jr.

MoCP Behind the Lens: Cecil McDonald, Jr.

MoCP Behind the Lens: Cecil McDonald, Jr. Friday, April 10, 12 p.m. CST Link: https://colum.zoom.us/j/214290758 Did you love learning about Cecil McDonald’s work during the Week Two session ...

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Photos at Zoom: Color Theory with Curatorial Assistant Dylan Yarbrough

Photos at Zoom: Color Theory with Curatorial Assistant Dylan Yarbrough

Photos at Zoom: Color Theory with Curatorial Assistant Dylan Yarbrough Wednesday, April 15, 12 p.m. CST Link: https://colum.zoom.us/j/448939547 Meeting ID: 448 939 547 How does the use of color ...

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Photos at Zoom: Constructed and Staged Images with Kristin Taylor

Photos at Zoom: Constructed and Staged Images with Kristin Taylor

Photos at Zoom: Constructed and Staged Images with Kristin Taylor Wednesday, April 22, 12 p.m. CST Link: https://colum.zoom.us/j/448939547 Meeting ID: 448 939 547 What can you build within your ...

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MoCP Behind the Lens: Ross Sawyers

MoCP Behind the Lens: Ross Sawyers

Link: https://colum.zoom.us/j/214290758 Meeting ID: 214 290 758 Join the MoCP and photographer Ross Sawyers for a virtual sneak peek into his studio! Ross Sawyers completed a BFA ...

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Photos at Zoom: Portraiture and the Human Subject with Curatorial Assistant Lindley Warren Mickunas

Photos at Zoom: Portraiture and the Human Subject with Curatorial Assistant Lindley Warren Mickunas

Photos at Zoom: Portraiture and the Human Subject with Curatorial Assistant Lindley Warren Mickunas Wednesday, April 29, 12 p.m. CST Link: https://colum.zoom.us/j/448939547 Meeting ID: 448 939 547 This session ...

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Past Events

Public Tour and Gallery Talk with Leo Selvaggio

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. If you need special accomodations for this event, please contact audiencedev@colum.edu ...

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Teen Night with Leo Selvaggio

Teen Night with Leo Selvaggio

Teen Night with Leo Selvaggio

MoCP

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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CANCELLED - Focal Point Live: Lorenzo Triburgo and Che Gossett

CANCELLED - Focal Point Live: Lorenzo Triburgo and Che Gossett

CANCELLED - Focal Point Live: Lorenzo Triburgo and Che Gossett

MoCP

Please note that this live recording has been cancelled. In conjunction with the annual College Art Association conference, this live recording of the MoCP podcast ...

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Lecture in Photography: Stephanie Dinkins

Lecture in Photography: Stephanie Dinkins

Lecture in Photography: Stephanie Dinkins

Ferguson Auditorium

Watch recording here: https://vimeo.com/398133212 Exhibiting artist Stephanie Dinkins is known for creating platforms for dialogue about artificial intelligence (AI) as it intersects race, gender, aging, and ...

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Dragonfly Eyes Screening with Xu Bing

Dragonfly Eyes Screening with Xu Bing

Dragonfly Eyes Screening with Xu Bing

Film Row Cinema

Watch here: https://vimeo.com/390613755 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 ...

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