If you’re a teenager looking for something exciting to do on the weekend, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art hosts a “Teen Day” called 21Minus. The event is primarily intended to recruit teens between the ages of 15 and 19 for the Museum’s two-year Teen Creative Agency (TCA) program where they are taught skills that “help them become active leaders and interpreters of contemporary culture.”
The free event takes place on May 18 with activities planned from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and social time from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
TCA members invite Chicago-area teens to submit proposals for creative experiences including performances and interactive projects that they would like to present at the one-day event. 21Minus includes activities and presentations that highlight new art and focus on dance and music.
The TCA Living Room is an ongoing Museum of Contemporary Art idea that encourages teens to participate in a relaxed atmosphere, designed to encourage conversation.
A complete itinerary is provided at the event. Visitors may also view three new exhibitions that open on May 18: Theaster Gates: 13th Ballad; Think First, Shoot Later: Photography from the MCA Collection; and MCA DNA: Chicago Conceptual Abstraction, 1986-1995.
More information is available at MCA Chicago website