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“Good, but quite small”

Museum of Contemporary Photography
Ranked #126 of 635 things to do in Chicago
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Owner description: 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.
Thornton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good, but quite small”
Reviewed 3 July 2013

As a photographer, I was keen to visit the museum. It's quite a small gallery, within the College, but had some interesting exhibits on show. One in particular caught our attention - video of the supporters of opposing English soccer teams. The artist has produced an outstanding piece of work that highlights the emotional involvement in sport. Worth a visit, but it won't take long !

Visited June 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“I Enjoyed It”
Reviewed 24 March 2013

it just so happened that when I went to Chicago I'd just finished a course in Photography at UTD and the teacher had mentioned this museum several times during the course. It's close to the other downtown attractions and isn't overwhelmingly large, so I made the effort to go there. Glad I did.

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Small but worth the time”
Reviewed 14 February 2013

Located in Columbia College is MoCP. This small but wonderful photography museum is three floors. Great exhibit that changes periodically. Took us about 1.5 hours to read, watch and view all the photographs. Staff was a little indifferent of our presense, but that was fine as we were concentrating on the exhibit.

Visited January 2013
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Indianapolis, IN
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212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“The 1987 photo documentary of the Chicago region is cool.”
Reviewed 12 December 2012

I had to ask a security person where I was to go but I was pretty happy with this museum as they don't charge but just have a good will offering. I would have liked a little more description of locations for the photos but it was a good deal.

Visited December 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Small, but good value”
Reviewed 18 November 2012

True, this is a small museum and will take up no more than 30 mnutes of your time, but admission is free and is located within walking distance of the Art Institute of Chicago. Definitely a hidden gem.

Visited October 2012
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