I LOVE this idea! As a fairly new parent of a teenager, I’m so excited about the new teen program at the High Museum. I would much rather have my teenager hanging out at the High Museum than one of those teen night clubs I’ve heard about recently.
In addition to viewing the works in the museum, teens can cheer on local bands, Lotus Slide, Not Time for Tears, and Notes on Napkins, as they compete to win the High’s very first Battle of the Bands. Creative types can participate in art workshops, or read your poetry in the coffee house. In addition, the High’s Teen Team will lead a special tour of Radcliffe Bailey’s exhibition, Memory as Medicine.
The entire program was planned with teens in mind by an all teen advisory group that worked at the museum this summer. The event is free for teens ages 13 – 19 but you must present a valid ID upon entry – instead of being carded to make sure you’re 21, the High is carding to make sure you’re under 19. Examples of valid ID: copy of a Birth Certificate or passport, school ID, learner’s permit, driver’s license or an ID card.
The event is a drop off event. Parents aren’t allowed (well, they are highly discouraged from coming at least). Don’t worry though, the museum has hired extra security for the evening to ensure the teens are well monitored.