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MOCA Geffen will be closed all day Saturday, April 13 and will return to regular hours on Sunday, April 14. MOCA Grand Avenue will maintain regular hours.

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Photo by Grant Terzakis.

Photo by Grant Terzakis.

MOCA Teen Program

Photo by Sean MacGillivray, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Photo by Sean MacGillivray, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

The MOCA Teen Program brings high school juniors and seniors behind the scenes to learn about the museum, contemporary art, artists, and other creative careers. The program is an academic-year-long, paid position teaching teens about the work of the museum by directly involving them in it. This diverse group meets at MOCA on Thursday nights and some weekends to work with museum professionals, investigate current exhibitions, make art, plan Teen Night and support each other on a journey of self-discovery.

Applications for the 2023-24 program are now closed.

MORE INFO:
213-633-5378 or jespinosa@moca.org

Teen Night

Teen Night 2024: Junction_101
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Friday, April 26, from 7 to 10 pm. FREE!

MOCA Teen Night 2024: Junction_101 is a special event for high school students only produced by the MOCA Teens at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Celebrating culture, community, and connections within Los Angeles, this free event will feature a student art exhibition, live performances by Trevors Everywhere, BeforeYouLeave, The Posts, and EARK!, fun activities, refreshments, and access to the Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio, and Paul Pfeiffer exhibitions.

Download and have a PARENT/GUARDIAN complete this form and BRING IT WITH A VALID I.D. to MOCA Teen Night 2024: Junction_101.
THERE IS NO ENTRY WITHOUT THIS SIGNED WAIVER.

Backpacks, large bags, skateboards, scooters, pens, markers, selfie sticks, gimbal stabilizers, vape pens, and cigarettes are not allowed into the event. All containers are subject to inspection. No food or drinks are allowed at this event. No ins and outs.

Virtual Teen Night available at mocateens.org starting 4/26/24.

BECOME A MOCA TEEN! Applications for the 2023-24 program will be available here after Teen Night.

Photo by Sean MacGillivray, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Photo by Sean MacGillivray, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

The Long-Term Impact of Teen Programs

Photo by Raymundo Barrera, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Photo by Raymundo Barrera, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

MOCA teamed up with The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Walker Art Center, and the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston to investigate the long-term impacts of their intensive teen programs. What happens after teens leave the program?

How many pursue jobs in the arts? How did their participation affect their lives and their relationship to contemporary art? The findings are powerful. 95% of study respondents reported that their time in the teen program was either one of the most or the most significant experiences of their lives to date.

Read the full report here.