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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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Great small free photography museum

This is a small free photo museum which changes exhibits every few months. Check it’s website for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
contemporary photographs

Nice little museum with some very interesting photos on display. We made it in about 30 minutes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Budapest, Hungary
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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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  • Average24%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
At Columbia College Chicago, 600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-663-5554
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank eaglelake20
Reviewed 25 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

Thank GBpedsRN4life
Reviewed 25 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

Thank lhaddox
Reviewed 19 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

Thank Sarah24237
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.

Thank Rahm R
Reviewed 17 May 2017 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 24 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
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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