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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

MOCA invites teens to connect with the museum, art, and the community through the MOCA Teen Program and events created by teens, for teens, such as the annual Teen Night.

Applications for the 2022-23 program are now closed. If you are a junior we encourage you to apply next year!

The MOCA Teen Program 2021-2022 is presented by Mary and David Martin’s MADWORKSHOP.

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.

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

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

Thank you to everyone who came to MOCA Teen Night 2022: Rooted, a free event created by teens for teens. A special thank you to our guest musicians and bands: Tap tap, Park, Dreyted, and Brite, and to all the participating visual artists: Fransisco Russo, Sonny Gagnier, Brenna Bruggerman, Sofi Paulk, Yenzi, Bailey Quinn, Ada James, Tallulah, Sophie Grant, Neko Ohnsman, Joanne Xu, Karo Boyajyan, Edith Katcher, Fatima Naqvi, Nathalia Flores, Astrid Karron, Olivia Moon, Katie Thibault, Paloma Gonzalez, Miye Sugino, Matthius Rentera, Lena Embry, Abigail Sanchez, and Esteban Jimenez.

MOCA Teen Night is produced every year by the MOCA Teen Program, a group of diverse teens engaging in the work of the museum by collaborating on projects, working with artists, and meeting with museum professionals.

Learn more about the MOCA Teens and explore Virtual Teen Night in our website especially created by teens for teens: mocateens.org. See you all next year!

The MOCA Teen Program 2021-2022 is presented by Mary and David Martin’s MADWORKSHOP.

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.