Livening It Up

Education Youth

TCA allows teens to bring new interactive experiences to traditional museum practices.

We want to reflect the art that's being housed in the museum so people are able to interact with the art that's already there in a new way. It's important to us that people get new and exciting experiences within the museum. So for us to be housed within a traditional institution and to bring color and texture and tactile experiences for people to have, livens up the walls of the museum and creates new experiences that people have never had before. So it's really important for us to be here and be present; for us to kind of change the path that the traditional museum visit might have.

TCA Living Room with About Face Theater, 2015. Photo © MCA Chicago.

TCA Living Room with About Face Theater, 2015. Photo © MCA Chicago.

Participants at 21Minus, May 17, 2014. Photo: Gillian Fry, © MCA Chicago.

Participants at 21Minus, May 17, 2014. Photo: Gillian Fry, © MCA Chicago.

Participants at 21Minus, May 17, 2014. Photo: Gillian Fry, © MCA Chicago.

Participants at 21Minus, May 17, 2014. Photo: Gillian Fry, © MCA Chicago.

21 Minus, Jun 17, 2017. TCA members and 21Minus attendees participate in popping pink balloons in MCA atrium. Photo: Mikayla Delson.

21 Minus, Jun 17, 2017. TCA members and 21Minus attendees participate in popping pink balloons in MCA atrium. Photo: Mikayla Delson.

21Minus, May 18, 2013. Photo © MCA Chicago.

21Minus, May 18, 2013. Photo © MCA Chicago.

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