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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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A random stop

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

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rahm R
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Loved the photography! We learned so much listening to a tour, history, reasoning, and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Katie K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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At Columbia College Chicago, 600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
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+1 312-663-5554
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

Thank Rahm R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved the photography! We learned so much listening to a tour, history, reasoning, and clarification. Please go. It's worth a visit and it's free.

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a great place to stop by when you're in Chicago. The exhibitions are temporary, so you are going to get something new and interesting. The work seems to reflect local life and culture, so that's a real bonus. The museum is free, so...More

Thank McG_Road_Warrior
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I wandered in here a few years ago on a cold rainy day. Since then I make a point to stop in when I'm in Chicago. I've enjoyed some exhibitions more than others but I've always been pleased with how they've been curated. Accordingly, some...More

Thank RachelF940
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Visiting the Museum of Contemporary Photography is on a donation basis and a great activity if the weather is not going in your favor. There were a large amount of photography on display but it was freezing in the exhibit. If you love photography I...More

Thank Lia D
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Good special exhibit in petcoal and the environment. Based on the website i expected to be able to see the permanent exhibit e.g. ansel adams, cartier bresson etc. ***for these you need to make arrangements 2 weeks in advance***

1  Thank Uli K
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

There was no way I was going to miss this museum of photography due to its free entry so I wandered up from the main shopping area to the museum which is about halfway the distance of millennium park on the opposite side on the...More

Thank Metrox
Reviewed 8 August 2016

MoCP is a FREE photography museum attached to Columbia College in Chicago, and it is most certainly worth a visit. From reading other reviews, I have gathered that the exhibition regularly changes. The exhibition I saw focused on the oil industry and the damage it...More

Thank Bonzostar
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The museum is part of the Columbia College and hosts exhibitions which change regularly. The exhibition in July 2016, "Petcoke, tracking dirty energy" was really interesting and a great tool to talk about a misknown problem. Visit only if you are into contemporary art and...More

Thank Marco148
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I visited MCP to see this exhibition of contemporary Iranian photography and was really impressed. Considering the political climate there I was surprised to see how bold some of these artists are in the statements they're willing to make. The space itself is humble and...More

Thank Kenneth B
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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