The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s Teen Advisory Board is composed of ten high school students who plan, host, and promote teen events to their communities. Our teens see the de Young and Legion of Honor museums as places to unite and support one another through exploring important social issues. The Teen Advisory Board wrote and produced a podcast called Beyond the Paint, the first season of which focuses on the exhibition Contemporary Muslims Fashions at the de Young. The podcast explores themes of modest fashion, individual expression, social media, and global exchange. As you listen to the podcast, you’ll hear perspectives and experiences from Bay Area Muslim teens and get a personal audio tour of exhibition with questions to provoke wonder and spark conversations. While listening to these podcasts, consider how they resonate with you and how fashion inspires you to express yourself creatively.
Sneak Peek @ The Mix
September 22 | 2–4 pm
100 Larkin Street
Interested in fashion? Self-expression? Finding your identity through fashion? Celebrate the debut of Beyond the Paint with us at The Mix, a free space reserved for teens ages 13–18, in the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library. Fashion-related activities, projects, and snacks will be available. RSVP for free and bring a current student ID to the library.
Episode 1: Modest Fashion
How do you define modest fashion? This episode discusses ways to combine stylish dress with varying degrees of body covering.
Episode 2: Individual Expression
What does your outfit say about you? This episode delves into fashion as a platform to express your personal identity.
Episode 3: Global Exchange
Ever wonder where designers find inspiration? This episode shares how cultural traditions and practices influence fashion to create common ground for people of diverse backgrounds.
Episode 4: Social Media
How does social media influence your personal style? This episode explores social media as a tool to connect and communicate ideas.
Episode 5: Audio Tour
Take a tour of the museum collections that highlight the themes of social media, global exchange, modest fashion, and individual expression. Click here for a map of the tour.
To listen to the podcast audio tour at the museum, don’t forget to bring your headphones.
Cast + Staff
Production Team Members
Emily Jennings – Associate Director of School, Family, and Teen Programs
HollyOlive Lopez – Teen and Family Programs Manager
Tina Wiley – Teen Programs Coordinator
Joel Wanek – Producer
Aileen Mangan – College Intern
Maria Egoavil – College Intern
Staff from The Mix at the San Francisco Public Library
Teen Advisory Board Members
Francesca “Franki” Diaz
Alexandra “Sasha” Shahinfar
Teen Programs is made possible with support from Bank of America, de Youngsters, Kimball Foundation, Gap Foundation, the Marilyn Langer Memorial Fund, Ross Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, The Sato Foundation, the Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Wells Fargo, and Zellerbach Family Foundation.