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Program List


Watch performances

2 pm The Virgin Jerry

2:45 pm Corn on My Dinner Plate

3:30 pm Logan Zayas

3:35 pm Sól

4:30 pm Phalair Carter

4:45 pm Jordan Martin

5:30 pm Final Celebration

Experience artists’ projects including:

  • Photobooths by Yollocalli Arts Reach and Mya Cavner
  • Live figure drawing with Jacob Torres

Interactive video and light installations by Ana Paramo and Ruth Plumb

  • A scream closet by Alexis Yracheta
  • Have a conversation you’ve always wanted to have with Rachel Dohner

Participate in workshops:

  • Refurbish old skateboards with Sprucing Up Skateboards
  • Add to a collaborative denim installation by Jonathan Swain
  • Reimagine the value of brands in TCA’s “Workshop”
  • Trade facts about black owned businesses for swag from Darius Jones

Catch sight of roving performances and fashion by:

  • Zoe Haralambidis
  • Tallulah Cartalucca and Kendra Lachick

Enjoy zines and prints by:

  • Alexa Jurado
  • Angel Cano
  • Ethan Switall
  • Lydia Quinnan
  • Madison Grant
  • Ariadna Perez and Daniel Brito-Virto
  • Zoe Cloud
  • Teen Creative Agency


A group of ten Chicago teens jump excitedly on the MCA plaza, each of them wearing a 21 Minus T-shirt.

Our teen programs aim to build a generation of connected, creative collaborators

Photo: Gillian Fry © MCA Chicago

The MCA is committed to empowering young people in Chicago. This video highlights the award-winning programs that continue the museum’s legacy of youth-oriented education and position the MCA as a leading cultural resource within a diverse and energetic city.

Teen Creative Agency

Over a dozen TCA members gather and pose inside of Alexandre da Cunha's *Figurehead* sculpture.

TCA members inside Alexandre da Cunha's Figurehead, 2015. MCA Chicago Plaza Project: Alexandre da Cunha, Jul 18, 2015–Jul 24, 2016

Photo: Mikayla Delson © MCA Chicago

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