Teen Programs

Teens ages 17 and under receive free General Admission with a school ID.

Teen Advisory Board

The FAMSF Teen Advisory Board is composed of eight San Francisco high school students who work for the Museums and reach out to their community. Our teens see the museums as places to unite and support one another on behalf of important social issues. Every year they create a Teens Take Action! event inspired by the Museums’ collection or exhibitions. The event is a platform to make teen voices heard and empower teens to take action.

Teens Take Action! 2018

The de Young exhibition Revelations: Art from the African American South celebrates a historic acquisition of works of art by twenty-two contemporary African American artists. These artists address some of the most profound and persistent issues in American society surrounding race, class, gender, and spirituality. Their artworks expand our perspective of American history and ask us to reimagine our future.

This year’s Teens Take Action! is a call for future liberation. Join us at the de Young to learn and be inspired by Revelations: Art from the African American South. This event will provide a platform in which diversity, human rights, and equality are discussed. The museum will host teen-led performances, local youth organizations, gallery activities, music, dance, and collective art making.

See you on Friday, March 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for Teens Take Action! at the de Young. This event is for teens only. Free admission is granted with a high school ID. For more information about the event, visit: https://deyoung.famsf.org/calendar/teens-take-action-2018.

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Museum Ambassador Program

Teens from San Francisco Unified High Schools are hired to facilitate art projects to families in the museum and the community. Ambassadors receive minimum wage and are paid for their training in addition to their work shifts.

Teens are recruited twice a year:

  1. Academic year (October–May) → Applications will open Fall 2018.
  2. Summer (May–August) → Applications will open Spring 2018.

College interns (current and recent graduates) are recruited to support the program and train Ambassadors to become stronger educators. Applications will be available in Spring 2018 for Summer 2018 on our Employment page.

To learn more, please contact us at museumambassadors@famsf.org or 415.750.3520.

Upcoming Teen Events

Saturday, January 27, 2018 – Teo Teen Day 2:30–4:30 pm

Free admission for teens to the special exhibition Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire. This event is free and open to teens ages 13–17 with a valid student ID. For teens to receive their complimentary ticket, they must first check in with the Teen Advisory Board table in Wilsey Court on the day of the event and present their current student ID.

Friday, March 2, 2018 – Teens Take Action! 6:30–8:30 pm

This year’s Teens Take Action! is a call for future liberation. Join us at the de Young to learn and be inspired by Revelations: Art from the African American South. This event will provide a platform in which diversity, human rights, and equality are discussed. The museum will host teen-led performances, local youth organizations, gallery activities, music, dance, and collective art making.

Sponsors

The Museum Ambassador Program is made possible with support from the Michael M. Peacock Foundation, The Trociuk Family, Bank of America, de Youngsters, Kimball Foundation, The Links, Inc., the Marilyn Langer Memorial Fund, Ross Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, The Sato Foundation, the Walter S. Johnson Foundation, and Zellerbach Family Foundation.