Under 21
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611


Full event schedule coming soon!


Join the MCA’s Teen Creative Agency for a virtual celebration of Chicago artists under 21.

Explore live workshops and performances, downloadable zines, and DIY activities that open up conversations about power, justice, and creative agency. Build community virtually with other youth and adult allies.

TCA is excited to invite people of all ages to participate in our first ever virtual takeover. This program is free and open to anyone, of any age, anywhere in the world. Join us on the MCA website and Zoom on June 13!

Follow @tcaatmca and #21Minus on Instagram for more details.

Featured images

Young people in bright pink t-shirts walk jubilantly down a red carpet as onlookers watch and applaud.
21Minus 2019, curated by the Teen Creative Agency June 15, 2019
Photo: Torie McMillan, © MCA Chicago


Teens take over the MCA with installations, workshops, performances, videos, music, and print works by Chicago artists under 21.

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

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