Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

3.9
#22 of 50 in Museums in Chicago
Founded in 1976 as the Chicago Center for Contemporary Photography, the museum collaborates with artists, photographers, communities, and institutions locally, nationally, and internationally. As the leading photography museum in the Midwest, presenting projects and exhibitions and acquiring works that embrace a wide range of contemporary aesthetics and technologies, the museum offers students, educators, research specialists, and general audiences an intimate and comprehensive visual study center.

The Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) is a stimulating and innovative forum for the collection, creation, and examination of contemporary imagemaking in its camera tradition and in its expanded vocabulary of digital processes. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the museum considers all elements of our mission to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the artistic, cultural and political implication of the image in our world today, within the context of public service and responsibility to the community and museum profession.

The Museum is committed to broadening the visual arts by constantly searching for new national and international talent to exhibit rather than simply following suit established by larger institutions. To this end, the museum’s programming guides the public to a greater understanding of thought-provoking contemporary photography as well as an appreciation for traditional work that has not yet received critical acclaim.

Admission is always free for visitors.
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  • Well, first of all - it's free! They encourage of donation of $5 per person, which is not a big deal :) It's a nice place to spend time. We enjoyed it!  more »
  • Popped up on a Google Search while adventuring in Chicago. Stopped in with the family for a visit. I really enjoyed the current installation. I wish there was more to see. The photography made an impa...  more »
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  • Great free exhibition. The collection are well prepared and message is clear and strong. Highly recommended.
  • Love this place. Shows are always interesting and the lecture series even better!! Columbia College does Great on this one!

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