MCA Denver invests in exhibitions and programs that challenge conventional thinking around what makes a museum a museum. This dialog between the museum and its audience is baked into the mission of the organization, making up the very DNA of programming and exhibitions. Like MCA Denver, teenagers are an audience whose development hinges on challenge and risk. Teens are trying on their own identities, discovering their place in the world, and pushing the boundaries of what they know and what they want to discover. We want to be a space that celebrates risk-taking, exploration, and a home of sorts for teens––a place to discover through interactions with art and artists, and a place to connect with other teens whom to share experiences with and discover the art of their time. Also, if you didn’t already know MCA Denver is FREE for teens, ALWAYS!
MCA Denver’s POV is program is a gateway introduction to all things teen at MCA Denver. It is a semester-long, paid internship for high school students in the Denver area. Ambassadors are a diverse group of teens representing a multitude of experiences.
Want your digital art to be featured in the MCA Denver teen space (aka the third floor of the museum)? We’re assuming you answered that question with a resounding HECK TO THE YES! MCA Denver is accepting digital art submissions by teens to be showcased on the new television screens in the teen space. We want your work front and center, displayed for MCA Denver visitors to see.
This is a digital squad–so while there are no official meetings, your tasks will be to come to the museum on your own time (bring friends!) and do fun things around what's happening at MCA Denver. Interested?
Failure Lab is a museum-led leadership program for twelve Denver-area high school students. Rather than focusing on achievement, Failure Lab is dedicated to developing creativity, becoming a place where the risk of failure is always a possibility.