In Sight: Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection

Ed Ruscha, Parking Lots (21), 1967/99, gelatin silver print

About the Exhibition

As an educational forum for the collection, creation, and examination of contemporary image making, the Museum of Contemporary Photography adds hundreds of works to its collection every year. As the collection grows, the museum seeks to keep abreast of the changing concerns and innovations of contemporary photographers, and continually recognize new national and international talent. Recent acquisitions to the permanent collection demonstrate the Museum’s commitment to both support emerging artists and enhance our catalogue of prominent and historic work. In Sight celebrates the generous patrons who over the past five years have added to the quality and breadth of the museum’s collection of over 7,500 works.

In Sight includes works by Vito Acconci, Diane Arbus, Shimon Attie, Bruce Davidson, Dawoud Bey, Lee Friedlander, Beate Gütschow, Ann Hamilton, Kenneth Josephson, Loretta Lux, Robert Mapplethorpe, Vik Muniz, Michal Rovner, Ed Ruscha, Jason Salavon, Paul Shambroom, Lorna Simpson, Aaron Siskind, Alec Soth, Joel Sternfeld, Catherine Wagner, and James Welling, amongst others. Traditional curatorial wall text will be replaced by commentary from a diverse array of professionals such as a jockey, a physicist, a jeweler, an investment banker, a musician, and a surgeon, each interpreting a photograph from their unique perspective.

The exhibitions, presentations, and related programs of MoCP are sponsored in part by The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; The Henrietta Lange Burk Fund; The Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Foundation; The National Endowment for the Arts; The Palmer Foundation; the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs/After School Matters; American Airlines, the official airline of MoCP; J&L Catering, the official caterers of MoCP, and our members.

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