Teen Advisory Group

MCASD invites teens to connect with the Museum, contemporary art, and various social issues through the Teen Advisory Group (TAG).
TAG is at the core of the Museum's teen programming and engages a diverse group of teens from across San Diego County. Teens learn about the Museum as a site of citizen participation, education, and exploration of social issues through the lens of contemporary art.
This diverse group of teens will meet with museum professionals, local artists, and various organizations to discuss art and investigate current exhibitions on view. Throughout this process teens are inspired to imagine, develop, and make art designed to reach their peers and a wider Museum audience. TAG participants learn about making multi-disciplinary work as they create, program, and eventually mount a public exhibition of their own artwork at the Museum.
Under the guidance of MCASD staff and Teaching Artists/Gallery Educators, TAG members will delve into the issue of Climate Change through the lens of socially engaging art. Participants will collaborate with local community artists, collectives, organizations, and other youth, and will travel to a selection of local sites of engagement which may include neighboring Tijuana, Mexico, for a day-long or weekend cultural exchange.
This program lasts through the duration of the academic year. Teens meet at MCASD Downtown three times each month from September 10 through mid-June, 2020. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 5-7:30 PM, and on the fourth Saturday of the month from 10 AM-1 PM.


Applications for the 2019-2020 year are now closed. 

To find out more about the Teen Advisory Group, contact the Education Department at 858 454 3541 x 318 or email education@mcasd.org.