- Michigan Avenue
- Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605
- M-W 10-5; Th 10-8; F-Sa 10-5; Su 12-5
As the leading photography museum in the Midwest, the MoCP has established a reputation for broadening the visual arts by introducing new national and international talent to the public, with recent exhibitions featuring the work of Nigerian, Iranian, and Korean photographers.
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 the image in our world today. In 2017, the Museum brings to Chicago the work of leading Dutch fashion photographer Viviane Sassen and renowned Chinese photo activist Ai Weiwei.
Now in its 42nd year, the MoCP continues to offer a stimulating and innovative forum for the collection, creation, and examination of contemporary images from diverse aesthetic traditions and technologies.