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What happens when teens throw an event in a contemporary art museum? Or organize an exhibition? 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 our gallery, create with artists, and more!

Upcoming Events

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A group of teens smile for a photo amongst a dancing crowd outdoors
Wed, Aug 7, 6–9 PM

Summer Teen Night

Teens take over the museum with art-making, performances, dancing, games, and fun!

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a photography studio interior illuminated by pink lights, a man in a black hoodie sits on a black stool posing for a photo a teen adjusts a camera
Sat, Jun 22, 12–5 PM

+1 Art Club: Making a Photo 

+1 Teen Members are invited to join Boston-based photographer Tiffany Binger for an afternoon of photography and exploration at the ICA Seaport Studio. Learn the basics of photography in this free workshop for +1 Teen Members, inspired by ICA… more

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Past Events

A dark-skinned person wearing a white top, skirt, and sweater uses their phone to take a photo of a medium-skinned person wearing a white top and green pants standing in front of works of art on a gallery wall.
Fri, May 10, 6–8 PM

ICA Teens Pop-Up Thrift Shop & Clothing Swap

Teen Exhibitions Program presents Pop-Up Thrift Shop & Clothing Swap, a free event for teens. Select from thrifted clothing, patches, fabric markers, sewing supplies, and other materials. Feel free to bring your own clothes to swap as… more

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A drawing of bluish grey whale swimming through a multi-colored ocean with a big blue wave and the blue sky with a bright yellow sun and some white clouds overhead.
Sat, May 4, 5:30–9 PM

Teen Night: New Wave

Teen Arts Council presents Teen Night. Enjoy a night where teens take over the museum! Happenings include: Join us for a fun night full of immersive art and creative spaces inspired by the exhibitions Firelei Báez and Wu… more

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People sitting in orange theater seats in a dark theater watching a performance and shining their flashlights on the performers.
Thu, Apr 25, 5:30–8 PM

ICA Teens Spring Showcase

ICA Teens presents Spring Showcase. Join us for a night of amplifying teen voices, musical performances, a photography exhibition, and film screenings. This event is free and open to all ages. Light food & drinks provided.  … more

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Eight polaroids showing teens in a 3x3 grid with the words ICA Teens Picture Day in white on a red background in the middle
Thu, Apr 18, 1–5 PM

ICA Teens Picture Day

Calling all high school students! Join teen photographers from April Break Intensive: Special Focus for ICA Picture Day at our Seaport Studio. Work with a Special Focus photographer to make portrait of yourself! Use your portraits for… more

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A person with long beaded braids and a yellow hat smiles as they create a 2-D artwork
Fri, Mar 15, 4:30–6:30 PM

ICA Teens: Art Lab After Hours

Join teens in our Fast Forward video production program for an exclusive after-hours look into local artist Mithsuca Berry’s new mural and interactive art-making experience. At this free event, teens can create, make, and enjoy snacks in the ICA’s Bank… more

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Image by TAC Member Sara
Fri, Mar 8, 6–8 PM

The Current: home is where the heart is

The ICA Teen Arts Council invites you to an evening of celebration and creation! The free event for teens will focus on displacement and finding a sense of community in times that may feel hard. Home is… more

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Fri, Feb 23, 2–4 PM

(Re)mix and Mingle With AMP 

At Seaport Studio100 Pier 4 Blvd, Second Floor Dance, listen, mingle and create at ICA’s Seaport Studio. Join us for a music showcase by teens in the AMP program and make your own instruments in our Musical Instruments for… more

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Teens in a gallery talking and looking at framed works
Fri, Feb 9, 6 PM

Teen Gallery Opening: As You Are: Beauty and the Human Form

As You Are: Beauty and the Human Form explores the unique and evolving expressions of beauty in the human form through art made by ICA teen artists. While the concept of the ideal human form is often warped… more

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A man in a black shirt is raised above a crowd of people on a dance floor speckled with red party lights
Fri, Oct 27, 2023, 6–9 PM

Teen Night: Night of the Masqueraders

ICA Teen Arts Council presents Teen Night! Enjoy a night where teens take over the museum! Inspired by the exhibition Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today.  Happenings 

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