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Museum of Contemporary Photography

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Small but interesting.

Small, eclectic museum with a rotating schedule of artists. Happened to go by it on a day it was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Nice little museum with some very interesting photos on display. We made it in about 30 minutes... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2017
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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...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, eclectic museum with a rotating schedule of artists. Happened to go by it on a day it was reopening with new art.

Thank Pierre1999
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

This museum is free but does request a donation. It’s small, only took me about 20 minutes. If you have time and are interested in photography, it’s decent. There are about 1/2 dozen Ansel Adams upstairs.

Thank yellowlabmom
Reviewed July 26, 2018

This is a small collection, but worth the stop. But you probably only need to plan about a half hour here.

Thank Heather D
Reviewed June 23, 2018

As a photographer I appreciate the work they did have on display but certainly felt like this place could be so much more. With three floors to use, there are only about 25 photos on display in the entire place. You don’t need to plan...More

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Reviewed December 28, 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

2  Thank David B
Reviewed December 20, 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

Thank hobbes63069
Reviewed November 12, 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

Thank duchessfoxy
Reviewed October 13, 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

Thank jronkowski
Reviewed October 4, 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 ;)

Thank monaHungary
Reviewed September 23, 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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