Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP)

The Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) is the world’s premier college art museum dedicated to photography, with a permanent collection of over 16,000 works.  As an international hub, the MoCP generates ideas and provokes dialogue among students, artists, and diverse communities through groundbreaking exhibitions and programming.

Founded by Columbia College Chicago in 1976 as an intimate and comprehensive visual study center for students, educators, and general audiences alike, the 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.

Now in its 47th 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.

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Photo by Philip Dembinski


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