LGBTQ Teen Summit
New York has long been a beacon for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender artists seeking freedom, acceptance, and community. The exhibition Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York brings to life the queer creative networks that sprang up in the city across the 20th century—a series of artistic subcultures whose radical ideas had lasting effects on the mainstream.
The LGBTQ Teen Summit at the Museum of the City of New York offers a full day experience for New York City teens in conjunction with this exhibition. Teens, ages 12-17, will come together to celebrate, share, create, learn, and discuss themes around the intersections of LGBTQ culture, history and art in New York City. This program features a tour of the two-gallery exhibition Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York, workshops based on content found in the exhibition, a teen panel discussion, art making, and a dance workshop. Teens will also enjoy a keynote speaker to kick-off the event and a special performance.
Organizations may register groups up to 10 teenagers and 1-2 supervisors who can attend the entirety of the program as group leaders. This program is free of charge for registered teenagers and their group leaders. This includes full breakfast, lunch, and all materials. Teens and group leaders should plan to attend the entirety of the program as registration requires full-day participation. While this program is geared towards LGBTQ Teenagers, allies and activists are welcome to participate. Check-in will begin at 8:45 am and the program will conclude at 3:00pm.
For inquiries, please contact Family Programs Coordinator, Lauraberth Lima, at llima@MCNY.org.