The first Teen Convening, Generation O, was an unprecedented meeting of teen leaders in the arts. Recognizing the dearth of opportunities for involved teens from around the country to gather, exchange ideas, and share ambitions, frustrations, and opportunities, Generation O addressed the need for both teens and museums to actively learn together how best to engage and involve adolescents through contemporary art. This Teen Convening was the first of its kind, placing teens side by side with artists, museum professionals, and educators and leading the next generation of creators and innovators forward.

For more information on the 2009 Teen Convening, download the publication.

2009 Partner Organizations 

  • Marwen, Chicago
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Walker Art Center