The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


The Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) is the only museum in the Midwest with an exclusive commitment to the medium of photography. By presenting projects and exhibitions that embrace a wide range of contemporary aesthetics and technologies, the Museum strives to communicate the value and significance of photographic images as expressions of human thought, imagination, and creativity.

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Centennial Activities

Exhibit : Friday, May 1, 2009 to Thursday, August 20, 2009

Edge of Intent

Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago

The Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago is proud to present The Edge of Intent, an exhibition looking at the utopian aspirations of urban planners, and how their idealistic visions sometimes become static and incapable of adapting to changing environments and systems. The works in this exhibition warn us of the hazards of “thinking big,” while urging us to consider the centrality of dynamism in successful urban design. [MORE]

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 5:30pm to 7:45pm

New Visions for Global Cities

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Many argue that globalization widely increases disparities within societies by lavishly rewarding the successful while leaving others behind. Others argue that a truly global city is judged on how it chooses to spend its wealth and whether it ensures equal opportunity for all of its citizens. [MORE]

Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago

Open to the public:
Mon – Fri 10–5, Thurs until 8, Sat 10–5, Sun 12–5


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