Museum of Contemporary Photography: Capture the Moment

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Dinner and a movie make for a fun night out, but sometimes the most engaging conversations happen when you discover new things together. So the next time you’re planning a date with your sweetheart, give the multiplex a miss and head to Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography instead. Located at Columbia College, this world class museum houses the finest collection of contemporary photography in the Midwest, so take your sweetheart by the hand and embark on a journey through some of the most iconic images of the 20th and 21st centuries. The museum’s collection is both international and local in scope. A retrospective of photos from Czech photographers is just steps from an exhibit on the changing face of Chicago–one of the largest documentary photo projects to ever focus on a single city. Come to a standstill as your partner lingers in front of the My Florence collection by Art Shay. Depicting the moments he shared with his wife over their 67-year marriage together, you’ll get those warm fuzzy feelings inside as you feel the love pouring from the photographs. This museum’s filled with treasures, so keep the magic alive by heading over to nearby Lou Malnati’s afterward for a classic deep-dish pizza to share as you discuss your favorites.

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Museum of Contemporary Photography

600 S Michigan Ave Chicago IL 60605

(312) 663-5554

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