What happens when teens throw an event in a contemporary art museum? Come find out! Teens take over the museum to host a variety of events all year long. Join us on the dance floor at a teen night, discuss art in the galleries at The Current, create with artists at pop-up events, and more!

Upcoming Events

  • August TN Maya
    August 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
    ICA Teen Arts Council presents Teen Night the CATEGORY IS _____: Living Your Authentic Truth SHOW UP & SHOW OUT. We are calling all to come dressed as their most MAXIMALIST expressive selves. Creative constraints: please refrain from bringing props including weapons & masks. Happenings...

Past Events

  • photo exhibition
    June 3, 2019 to June 30, 2019
    The Third Eye of the Twenty First Century is a teen-curated collection of photography made during the Special Focus and Advanced Digital Photography programs this winter and spring at the Institute of Contemporary Art. The title refers to the semester-long exploration of the spaces and people these...
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    May 24, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
    Join us for performances, film screenings, and exhibitions of works by ICA Teens.
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  • pizza and art
    May 17, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    Make art. Eat pizza. Connect with other creative people. Get VIP tours of the galleries. Hosted by Teen Arts Council for all teens 13+. This is the second event. The first is on Fri, May 10, 5-7 PM. Join us for one or both.
  • pizza and art
    May 10, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    Make art. Eat pizza. Connect with other creative people. Get VIP tours of the galleries. Hosted by Teen Arts Council for all teens 13+. This is the first event. The second is on Fri, May 17, 5-7 PM. Join us for one or both.
  • The Current
    May 4, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
    Exploring How We Live & Create Responsibly Drop in to discuss, look, and share with teens from across the city. These events planned and hosted by our Teen Arts Council. This is the second event. The first is on Sat, April 6, 12-2 PM. Join us for one or all! Saturday, April 6, 2019 12-2 PM...
  • teen night ufo hoedown
    April 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
    ufo hoedown: coming in peace & questioning narratives
    Inspired by the exhibition: Huma Bhabha: They Live

    Happenings
    Art-Making
    Gallery Experiences
    Teen Performances
    Open Mic
    Photo Booth
    Dance Party featuring LUNAMARIPOSA (...
  • The Current
    April 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
    Exploring How We Live & Create Responsibly Drop in to discuss, look, and share with teens from across the city. These events planned and hosted by our Teen Arts Council. This is the first event. The next one is on Friday, April 26, 12-2 PM. Join us for one or all! Saturday, April 6, 2019 12-2...
  • Food and Film
    February 20, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
    Free food and films! Popcorn + pizza + short films selected from this year's Sundance Film Festival. Hosted by ICA Teens for all teens 13+. RSVP now!
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    November 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
    ICA Teen Arts Council presents Teen Night: Experimentality. Enjoy a night where teens take over the museum and fill the space with art-making, youth performances, and dance party. As always, its free for teens. Interested in performing? Apply here!
  • Building Brave Spaces
    November 2, 2018 to November 4, 2018
    Ten years ago, the ICA galvanized a movement for teen arts education with the first-ever national Teen Convening. This fall, the ICA will host Building Brave Spaces: Mobilizing Teen Arts Education , an unprecedented gathering to reflect and build upon the knowledge and field-wide progress made in...

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