Photo by Kristyn Ulanday
Reflecting on the distinctive quality of learning in an art museum setting, many teens who are part of art museum learning communities have expressed that their art museum experiences are different from and, in many cases, distinctive from their formal, classroom-based educational experiences. Prioritizing active learning, self-direction, collaborative experiences, and creative freedom, teen programs in art museums stand as key opportunities for experimental, innovative and experiential learning. This Teen Convening explored what makes art museums vital “after the bell” learning sites and the benefits and importance of having such open-ended learning spaces in the lives of youth.
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2016 Partner Organizations
- The Art Institute of Chicago
- The Brooklyn Museum
- The Contemporary Austin
- Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
- The High Museum of Art
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Teen delegates from each of the eight participating organizations presented on their distinctive programs and institutions.
Public Panel: After the Bell
Teen programs in art museums provide youth with key opportunities for active learning, self-direction, collaborative experiences, and creative freedom. Such programs are distinctive from, and in many cases, complementary to traditional, classroom-based educational experiences. This panel explored what makes art museums vital “after the bell” learning sites.
Teen Night: Look at Yourself/Ourselves
Organized by teens for teens, this unforgettable evening featured community collaborations, youth performances, artmaking and more.