Open Dialogue: Youth & Museums

  • The Commons
    Second Floor, East Side
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Youth from the Chicago Park District’s program TRACE (Teens Reimagining Art, Community, and Environment) hosting an event in the MCA Commons, Aug 2018. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.


Local arts professionals guide an open conversation with audiences in the Commons to consider the ways that museums benefit from true collaboration with young people.

The Dialogue Series is a museum-wide commitment to sustained inquiry about museum practice, access, and inclusion. Each annual series includes eminent speakers presenting innovative work happening across disciplines, panel discussions, and opportunities for open dialogue between local arts professionals and audiences.