Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (with lunch) Check-In Begins at 9:30 a.m.
Attendance: Statewide and regional museums that have a teen program or have aspirations of a teen program; local teen organizations with specific missions and programs that are designed to serve teens and are focused on or oriented within the museum space
Event Schedule Includes: Introductions + program presentations, keynote presentation, gallery tours led by teens + Art Talks Back + art-making activity/workshop, panel discussions led by the teens with youth-generated questions, round table group discussions (between teens and adults, teens and teens, and adults and adults), and takeaways.
Event Description: The High Museum positions teens as leaders and activators of change. The Museum is opening its doors to regional museums and local organizations with a focus on implementing teen programming. The High is providing the museum space as a site to listen to direct teen input and become aware of how teens can be empowered by and incorporated into the space, of how teen groups function, and of new strategies and models to programmatically advance.
The High grounds the event within the museum space because museums are transformative pillars of culture and community. They, just like teens, are activators of change. With a focus on object-based learning and heightened potential and capabilities to empower teens, museums create an education pipeline into art museum leadership and careers, increase access to art, plant seeds of inspiration for the future, and provide mentorship and professional-development opportunities.
Through this Convene, we will accentuate the heightened function of the museum space, create opportunities to showcase current teen programming, provide a venue for networking and learning about various models for teen programming, have a space for direct input fr