While the impact of teen programs in museums is a widely discussed topic amongst the field, these discussions typically consider and measure the impact on participating youth. Expanding the definition of teen program impact, the 2014 Teen Convening explored the myriad ways in which teens are not merely impacted, but the ways in which their presence profoundly impacts the institutions in which they are embedded, the artists with whom they work, and entrenched models of traditional educational practice.

For more information on the 2014 Teen Convening, download the publication.

2014 Partner Organizations

  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Artpace San Antonio
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver
  • Park Avenue Armory
  • Whitney Museum of American Art

Teen Presentations

Presentations took place in the ICA’s Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater. Two teens from each participating organization presented on their institution and its teen programs as well as their personal experiences and interests.

Public Panel

This panel features contemporary artists and museum representatives who have worked extensively with teens around the topic of youth impact on institutions and artis¬tic practice. Panelists include Los Angeles-based artist collaborative Slanguage; Sandra Jackson-Dumont, The Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Jill Medvedow, Ellen Matilda Poss Director of the ICA. This panel was moderated by Montgomery Alcott and Shaquille Alberts, both alumni of the ICA Teen Program.