Grace Needlman (she/they) works work in museums and also makes puppets. Right now, she is the Manager of Youth and Family Programs at the MCA, where she used to be a co-Lead Artist of the Teen Creative Agency. She loves challenging the museum to take risks, get messy, and trust the leadership of young people. She loves creating generously hosted events for young people and families to connect and surprise one another. She makes puppets for theaters across Chicago, curates a quarterly puppet cabaret, and leads a project that brings experimental puppetry to Chicago parks. Here are some some questions she’s considering now: How does an artwork become a site of shared meaning-making? What power exists in museums and how do we share it? What does it mean to belong? What isn’t happening in museums now that should be?