Museum of Contemporary Photography

Through this museum’s tours and print viewings, students and scouts can learn about the different approaches and techniques in photography while exploring the works of photographers from the 1920s to the present. Groups can learn about color, landscape, surrealism, alternative processes, and the history of photography genres. Highlights of the collection include Czech photography, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and contemporary Asian photography. Educational guides and outreach programs available - including the Picture Me program, where students can work on independent projects with MoCP staff.
 
Contact Info
Address: Columbia College Chicago, 600 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605. Cook County. Tel: 312-663-5554. Email: mocp@colum.edu. Website: www.mocp.org. Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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