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Grace of Intention

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - South Loop 600 S Michigan Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60605

Monuments are deliberate gestures—objects or structures created to commemorate an event, person or era. Their meaning is usually imposed, and they often serve as focal points for aspirational civic and political attributes like valor and sacrifice, or to underscore a foundational political narrative. But their meaning can transform, changing over...

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Lecture in Photography: Deana Lawson

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum

For nearly a decade, Lawson has been investigating the visual expression of global black culture and how individuals claim their identities within it. Her staged portraits draw upon Western and African diasporic conventions of self-presentation, popular culture, mythology, and religious rituals and beliefs—emphasizing dialogues...

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Lecture: The Cultural Context of North Korean Politics

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - South Loop 600 S Michigan Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60605

Bruce Cumings is chairman of the history department at the University of Chicago. His first book, The Origins of the Korean War, won the John King Fairbank Book Award of the American Historical Association, and the second volume of this study won the Quincy Wright Book Award of the International Studies Association. In 2003, Cumings won the University...

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Lecture: Bruce Cumings

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - South Loop 600 S Michigan Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60605

Bruce Cumings is chairman of the history department at the University of Chicago. His first book, The Origins of the Korean War, won the John King Fairbank Book Award of the American Historical Association, and the second volume of this study won the Quincy Wright Book Award of the International Studies Association. In 2003, Cumings won the University...

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Lecture: Penelope Umbrico

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - South Loop 618 S MICHIGAN AVE, Chicago, Illinois 60605

Penelope Umbrico uses traditional photographic techniques to explore the production and consumption of images in a post-internet age. In many of her works, Umbrico appropriates found images from sources such as mail order catalogs, brochures, Instagram and eBay, and alters them in ways that obscure the techniques used in their construction.

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Lectures in Photography

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - South Loop 618 S MICHIGAN AVE, Chicago, Illinois 60605

Anne Tucker, formerly the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has recently retired to pursue new projects after having been with the museum for 39 years. Named America’s best curator by TIME magazine in 2001, Tucker was the museum’s founding curator of photography, and expanded the collection from...

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Video Playlist: Rashayla Marie Brown

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - South Loop 600 S Michigan Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60605

Rashayla Marie Brown presents a night of videos and performance featuring a new installment of her ongoing series The Unholy Trinity of Me, Myself, and I. Brown’s performance takes the form of an academic lecture, weaving together the autobiographical with the historical through photographs, video, and elements of drag. The performance...

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Ekphest

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - South Loop 600 S Michigan Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60605

Referencing  Presidential Moon, 1969 (from the Anachronic Series) by photographer Adam Schreiber, Elshtain will present a short performance of poems centered around the image of the moon, the amplified sound of typewriter keys, and the human voice. The photograph by Schreiber is of a sculptural representation of the moon housed in the basement...

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Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - South Loop 600 S Michigan Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60605

Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity seeks to distinguish the historical and contemporary expressions of the Black Dandy phenomenon in popular culture. The first comprehensive exhibition of its kind, this project highlights young men in city-landscapes who defy stereotypical and monolithic understandings of Black masculinity by...

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Film Screening: The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - The Loop 150 N Michigan Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60601

Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe.  The school will screen this film to provide some historic context to the work in the exhibition You and Me, which follows the migration of a Bosnian-American...

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Video Playlist: An Ordinary Instant

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - South Loop 600 S Michigan Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60605

The imagination not only acts as an escape from the real world, it can also open new possibilities  of experience. As a powerful force of the mind, imagination can give us the opportunity to shift our perceptions by making changes to our personal narratives or altering our understanding of what and who we are.  Video Playlist: An Ordinary Instant features...

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