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Teen Art Collective
Group of Gen Z at table making collages

About Teen Art Collective

MCASD invites 11th and 12th grade students from San Diego to join our teen program, Teen Art Collective (TAC). This is an opportunity for teens to meet for a year and learn about contemporary art, explore art collections, meet artists and art professionals, create art, and plan a museum exhibition.

Current cycle: October 11, 2022, through May 2023 

Weekly meetings every second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 5-7 PM (with some exceptions) at both the La Jolla and Downtown locations; MCASD will help support transportation needs.


Lessons on art history with an emphasis on contemporary art 

Mentorship with Museum staff 

Hands-on art creation 

End of year teen night exhibition and programming planned by teens

Weekend field trips (to be determined)

Field trips to local museums and artist studios 

To find out more about TAC, contact the Education Department at