The MoCP is temporarily closed to support the city of Chicago's efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. We take the health and safety of the public, staff, and the Columbia College Chicago community as top priority. We hope to reopen soon. Meanwhile, we invite you to access our digital offerings, including this video featuring the seven curators introducing their sections of the exhibition What Does Democracy Look Like?
Leading up to the 2020 presidential election, the MoCP has invited seven faculty members from various departments at Columbia College Chicago to mine the MoCP’s permanent collection of 16,000 objects. Each curator will interpret the museum’s collection to consider what democracy means to them, and how photographic images record and shape our understanding of current and historical events.
Guest curators include:
Melanie Chambliss, PhD, Assistant Professor, Humanities, History, and Social Sciences
Joshua A. Fisher, PhD, Assistant Professor of Immersive Media, Interactive Arts and Media
Joan Giroux, Professor and Associate Chair, Art and Art History
Ames Hawkins, PhD, Associate Provost for Faculty Research and Development & Professor of English and Creative Writing
Raquel L. Monroe PhD, Director, Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Associate Professor of Dance
Onur Öztürk, PhD, Assistant Professor of Art History, Art and Art History
Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin, Associate Professor of Journalism
The MoCP is supported by Columbia College Chicago, the MoCP Advisory Board, the Museum Council, individuals, and private and corporate foundations. The 2020-2021 exhibition season is generously sponsored by the Philip and Edith Leonian Foundation, the Efroymson Family Fund, and the Illinois Arts Council. This project is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.