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Entering the Unconscious

March 21, 2024 – July 21, 2024


What do dreams communicate? This question has been pondered throughout human history, leading to many intriguing interpretations. These theories include contact between gods and mortals, travel through different dimensions, and reflections of hidden fears and desires. Entering the Unconscious explores the narrative that when one dreams, the mind enters a portal that brings the dreamer to an alternate reality or dreamscape. In the exhibition, visitors are encouraged to explore the realm of unconscious musings, where stories, landscapes, and characters are in continuous flux. 

About The Teen Forum

MMoCA’s Teen Forum gives students with an interest in art real-life museum experience. Guided by MMoCA’s educators, these eleven high school students from across Dane County meet at the Museum biweekly to learn more about careers in the arts, and the inner workings of a museum. Their time at MMoCA culminates with an exhibition drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection.

MMoCA staff steer the Teen Forum group through the successive steps taken to make an exhibition: from developing an exhibition concept to conducting research and selecting works of art, followed by designing the install layout, writing explanatory labels, and creating educational programming.

Programming & Events

Exhibition Celebration | Reception
Friday, March 22 • 5–7 PM

Exhibition Support

The MMoCA Teen Forum is made possible through an estate gift from Shirley A. Kubly, with additional support from Nancy Mohs. Exhibitions in the Henry Street Gallery are generously funded by an endowment established by the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.