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Museum of Contemporary Photography

At Columbia College Chicago, 600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
+1 312-663-5554
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Nice, compact space

I'm judging the current exhibition. There was an installation of a room that was terrific. The... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
David B
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Carlsbad, California
Student work?

This museum is located in a University setting, so I don't know if it is student work or not, but... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
hobbes63069
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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The Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) at Columbia College Chicago is the only museum in the Midwest with an exclusive commitment to the medium of photography and its evolving, interdisciplinary approaches. Visit the Museum in the heart of Chicago's South Loop to discover how engaging with the dynamic MoCP community can enrich your enjoyment and appreciation for the arts.
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At Columbia College Chicago, 600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

I'm judging the current exhibition. There was an installation of a room that was terrific. The photos were, I thought, childish, immature and shallow explorations of sexually. I'm willing to wager ten years from now, the photographers will look back, and feel how immature they...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

This museum is located in a University setting, so I don't know if it is student work or not, but it was a very derivative. The only slightly interesting area was more about the written matter accompanying it than the photos. It all looked very...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

I enjoyed this museum which featured the photos of several photographers. Although the museum is free, they encourage you to leave a donation of $5 which was well worth it. The exhibit had photographs of transgender and gays in Iran where it is prohibited. There...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This is a small free photo museum which changes exhibits every few months. Check it’s website for time and dates because it closes sometimes for exhibit set ups. It has 3 floors and you have to check your backpack but it always has interesting material,...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Nice little museum with some very interesting photos on display. We made it in about 30 minutes. Practically it is free however I would encourage visitors to spare some coins as we did ;)

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

I love this museum! I come here every time I'm in Chicago because I'm guaranteed of seeing photographs that are thought-provoking and technically well-done. Although the kind of photographs they exhibit can be challenging sometimes, it is well worth visiting if you are looking for...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

First time visitors. Three floors, well lit, very clean. Easily can see the whole thing in 30-45 minutes. Interesting photographs and art displays. Free will donation to get in. Easy South Michigan Ave location. We really enjoyed it and it will be a stop for...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

This was near our hotel (The Hilton Chicago), so when we walked past it and saw that it was free, we decided, "Why not?" Well it was an hour WELL SPENT. The exhibit we saw was the work of Ai Weiwei, a Chinese contemporary artist...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Saw Re:collection this afternoon. Overall, it was ok. The exhibit is free which is nice in a city where you are asked to pay for most entertainment. The current exhibit seems somewhat small, it only took us about 30 minutes to view. Also, I'd say...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

3 floors of unique photography, worth looking to see what's there. Also you can't beat the price since it's free.

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