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

Edra Soto Virtual Gallery Talk

Edra Soto Virtual Gallery Talk

Join exhibiting artist Edra Soto on Instagram Live for a special virtual gallery talk! Follw us on Instagram @mocpchi to watch the livestream. Born in Puerto ...

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Past Events

MoCP Behind the Lens: Vera Lutter

MoCP Behind the Lens: Vera Lutter

MoCP Behind the Lens: Vera Lutter

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/421711185 Join the MoCP and photographer Vera Lutter for a virtual sneak peek into her studio! Drawing inspiration from the urban landscape, ...

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Cyanotype Workshop

Cyanotype Workshop

Cyanotype Workshop

Cyanotype Workshop With Sheridyn Villareal Watch video here: https://vimeo.com/421594670 Join MoCP intern Sheridyn Villareal for a live demonstration of the cyanotype printmaking process, where she will demonstrate how ...

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Photos at Zoom: Into the Vault with MoCP Director Natasha Egan

Photos at Zoom: Into the Vault with MoCP Director Natasha Egan

Photos at Zoom: Into the Vault with MoCP Director Natasha Egan

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/421610523 Ever wonder where the MoCP stores its collection of 16,000 photographs? This week for Photos at Zoom, join MoCP executive director Natasha ...

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Lecture in Photography: Sarah Meister

Lecture in Photography: Sarah Meister

Lecture in Photography: Sarah Meister

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/418591192 Read transcript: https://www.mocp.org/education/resources/sarah-meister-transcript.pdf Sarah Meister is a curator in the Robert B. Menschel Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art. Meister ...

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Photos at Zoom: Recent Acquisitions

Photos at Zoom: Recent Acquisitions

Photos at Zoom: Recent Acquisitions

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/418456764 Photos at Zoom: Recent Acquisitions With Collections Assistant Madeline Heuer Are you interested in learning more about historical and contemporary works the MoCP ...

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