21Minus

Free
Under 21
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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21Minus 2018, curated by the Teen Creative Agency June 16, 2018. Photo: Grace DuVal, © MCA Chicago.

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Teens take over the MCA!

Teens take over the MCA with installations, workshops, performances, videos, music, and print works by Chicago artists under 21.

The MCA’s Teen Creative Agency—25 curious, creative 15–19-year-olds from all over the Chicagoland area—present the seventh annual 21Minus. This festival of teen creativity and passion fills the museum with exciting, out-there projects that invite visitors to engage with the museum and each other in unexpected ways. 21Minus is curated and produced by TCA.

This event is free for people age 21 and under and their families.

Youth-led events highlight Chicago artists under 21 years old and are organized by Grace Needlman, Manager of Youth and Family Programs, and Ellen Chu, Coordinator of Family, Youth, School, and Teacher Programs.

Youth

A group of ten Chicago teens jump excitedly on the MCA plaza, each of them wearing a 21 Minus T-shirt.

Teen Creative Agency

Over a dozen TCA members gather and pose inside of Alexandre da Cunha's *Figurehead* sculpture.