Teen Listening Session

Thursday, August 10, 5 p.m.
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 E. 4th Street | St. Paul, MN

  • Is creative expression important to you? If so, in what ways?
  • Does American art, as you see it in museums and galleries, reflect your life and that of your friends and neighbors?
  • What arts programs would you like to see, or see expanded, for teens in your community?

The M is hosting a Listening Session in the M’s gallery to hear from teens about how creativity fits into their day-to-day life.

The M is working with cultural organizations around the state to hold community discussions tackling questions like those you see above. Through these conversations, we’re hoping to glean information about the changes necessary to make museum spaces like the M truly inviting and open to all who are interested in the arts.

To that end, the M is hosting a discussion where you can share your experiences. Pizza will be served at the beginning of the session. Our conversation will be facilitated by the M’s Right Track intern, Karina Som.

No prior arts experience is needed to participate in the M’s Listening Sessions. In fact, we encourage anyone with a curiosity in the arts, or who is interested in broadening the reach and impact of regional arts and culture, to join the conversations. And don’t come alone! Bring your friends along, and help us create better, more accessible and relevant programs for teens.

If you need a ride to and from the listening session, take advantage of a free METRO Transit pass for transportation to the event. Email Jessica Eckerstorfer (jessica.eckerstorfer@mmaa.org) for more information.

NOTE: If you’re under 18, please bring a completed release form, signed by a parent or guardian, with you to the listening session, as we’ll be taking photographs and recording the conversation. (Release Form)

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Arts Access grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Listening Session facilitator Karina Som and friends.

Four teenaged girls laying in grass, hands linked.