Free Under 21
A young person's back is to us as they lift a cluster of pink balloons over their head in the MCA's atrium. Surrounding them are a sea of balloons and people doing similar playful motions.
TCA members and 21Minus attendees participate in popping pink balloons in MCA atrium. Photo: Mikayla Delson.


Teens take over the MCA!

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

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


The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust is the generous sponsor of Teen Creative Agency. Generous support is also provided by Lewis S. and Anne Neri Kostiner, the North Shore Affiliate of the MCA, and Luminarts Cultural Foundation at the Union League Club of Chicago.