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Museum of Contemporary Photography

22 Reviews
Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Mon - Wed 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-3 hours
Address: 600 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
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Phone: +1 312-663-5554

What people are saying:

Located in Columbia College, this small museum show a wide range of work that's challenging, fun, and works the edges of how you define photography. They also offer events and lectures. It's free and open to the public.

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  • Taylor B
    Taylor B
    Chicago, Illinois, USA

    Understanding the artistic, cultural and political roles of photography

    After viewing the riveting collection of Chicago Sun-Times photographs on display at the Chicago History Museum, my wife and I were persuaded to visit the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Chicago...

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  • jeremyc600
    Atlanta, Georgia

    Small Museum with OK Exhibits

    Its free, so if you are into some very avant garde photography, worth a visit, but its pretty small and somewhat hard to really understand some of the photos.

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  • Lee P
    Lee P
    Bournemouth, Dorset, England


    Was looking forward to seeing this museum but was disappointed with what we saw there. Plus point, it’s free, but the content wasn’t what we expected. Maybe that’s our fault, but have seen better phot...

    Reviewed on /Date(1574389813000+0800)/
  • Andi1109
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    HIdden Gem

    Great exhibits. The museum itself is small but is laid out really well to allow for the flow of people without making you feel boxed in. This place is like a hidden gem - once you find it, you reali...

    Reviewed on /Date(1570849300000+0800)/
  • Voyager564039

    Stories Articulated through Photography

    I am not a fan of nudity in photography, and there was one photo in particular that turned me off. The message however, was powerful. The photograph was a male with an erect penis pointed in the sam...

    Reviewed on /Date(1567751062000+0800)/

Additional Information


The Museum of Contemporary Photography, situated on South Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL, is an incredible place for picture takers, both expert and beginner, to visit. Established by Chicago's Columbia College in 1984, the historical center endeavors to cooperate with picture takers, specialists and foundations, and is viewed as the best mid-western photography exhibition hall. The exhibition hall's gathering is to a great degree various and features a wide range of photography styles. The lasting gathering, which is continually developing, includes well more than 10,000 interesting photos. The gallery has various instructive occasions and addresses, go to one to find out about the specialty of photography. Stop at the exhibition hall shop to buy a photo.
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