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Museum of Contemporary Photography

The Museum of Contemporary Photography is the world’s premier college art museum dedicated to photography.

The Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) at Columbia College Chicago is the world’s premier college art museum dedicated to photography.  As an international hub, the MoCP generates ideas and provokes dialogue among students, artists and diverse communities through groundbreaking exhibitions and programming. The MoCP has established a reputation for broadening the visual arts by exhibiting emerging and acclaimed photographers, with recent exhibitions featuring the work of Afrofuturist photographers and international artist and activist Ai Weiwei.

Founded by Columbia College Chicago in 1976 as an intimate and comprehensive visual study center for students, educators, and general audiences alike, MoCP presents public programs and exhibitions that foster a greater understanding of the artistic, cultural, and political implications of image in our world today. This season’s exhibitions include the multifaceted photo collages of artist Ralph Arnold, as well as exhibitions of work by photographer Dawoud Bey and a group exhibition reflecting on the topic of global migration.

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600 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60605


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  • Monday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thursday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Friday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Saturday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Sunday: 12:00PM – 5:00PM