Teen Night is a free event planned by teens for teens. 2018's Teen Night finds its inspiration in two current exhibits.
Since 2003, MOCA has invited high school students to the museum for a night of art, art making, live performances, and more.
The 2018 Teen Night is inspired by the exhibitions Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin and Lauren Halsey: we still here, there, on view at MOCA Grand Avenue. Real Worlds looks at the honest and subversive narratives of three seminal photographers, while Halsey’s cavernous installation is a utopian celebration of South Central Los Angeles, her home since childhood. Teen Night responds to these ideas, showcasing narratives from teens across Los Angeles in the face of changing national and local landscapes. Teen Night includes live musical performances, refreshments, creative activities, and a student art exhibition curated by the 2017–18 MOCA Teens.
Admission is free; attendees must submit a signed waiver.