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Museum of Contemporary Photography

Museum of Contemporary Photography


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600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60605

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The MoCP is the world’s premier college art museum dedicated to photography. As an international hub, we generate ideas and provoke dialogue among students, artists and diverse communities through groundbreaking exhibitions and programming. Our mission is to cultivate a deeper understanding of the artistic, cultural and political roles of photography in our world today.

Founded in 1976 by Columbia College Chicago as the successor to the Chicago Center for Contemporary Photography, the Museum of Contemporary Photography began collecting in the early 1980s and has since grown its collection to include more than 15,000 objects by over 1,500 artists. The MoCP is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

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Hours of Operation Monday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pmn Tuesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pmn Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pmn Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pmn Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pmn Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pmn Sunday: 12:00-5:00 pmnnThe MoCP is CLOSED when Columbia College Chicago is closed, including all major holidays. The MoCP is also closed between exhibitions for installation. Be sure to check our homepage before your visit.



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