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Saturday, June 17 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Teen Presence in the National Museum of Mexican Art

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How can giving teens free reign over a museum transform that institution’s culture? We will explore how the teens of Yollocalli Arts Reach are activating the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago through a new, younger lens. We will share our role within the museum, the teen-centric events we curate, and how we sustain our movement. Participants will leave with an understanding of how the development of a youth council within a museum can generate an increase in youth attendance and engagement.


Jennifer Aguilar

Yollocalli Arts Reach/ National Museum of Mexican Art
Jenny is a junior at Curie High School in Chicago. She has been a dedicated Yollocalli student and Youth Council member for 3 years.

Whitney Ross

Youth Advisor, Yollocalli Arts Reach, National Museum of Mexican Art
Whitney received her BFA in Industrial Design and her Masters of Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently works as the Youth Development Advisor at Yollocalli Arts Reach, assisting students in college, career, and artistic endeavors. She is also the lead... Read More →

Gilberto Sandoval

Yollocalli Arts Reach
Gilberto Sandoval helped create the youth council in the spring of 2012. Since then, he has become an alumni of the organization and moved on to a career at the National Museum of Mexican Art.

Saturday June 17, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
State Hall: Room 111