While the U.S. faces tough political questions, safe spaces dedicated to identity and creativity are need more than ever for LGBTQ teens. The Museum of Modern Art is providing just that.
MoMa is hosting an Open Art Space for queer and ally teens "who are interested in thinking about, and creating, art in a relaxed and welcoming environment." The program is free and open to all high school-age participants.
The programs runs Thursdays starting at 4:30 p.m. from Feb. 2 to April 27, according to the museum's website.
"We endeavor to create a space where LGBTQ teens feel heard, supported, and recognized and we hope they can take that feeling of support with them through their daily lives," said artist and educator Mark Joshua Epstein in an interview with the Huffington Post.
Learn more about the program here.