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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!

Past Events

Five people walk down a red carpet
Fri, Oct 20, 2023, 6–8 PM

Teen Fashion Night Out

The Teen Exhibitions Program, in collaboration with Boston Caribbean Fashion Week, presents Teen Fashion Night Out. Join us for workshops led by fashion professionals, create upcycled wearable art, enjoy free snacks and beverages, and connect with each… more

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A group of teens smile for a photo amongst a dancing crowd outdoors
Wed, Aug 9, 2023, 6–9 PM

Teen Night: Bold and Boulder

ICA Teen Arts Council presents Teen Night. Enjoy a night where teens take over the museum! Inspired by the monumental sculptures in the exhibition Simone Leigh, Teen Arts Council encourages you to find strength, power, and self-expression… more

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Teens engaging in art making activity at a table
Sat, Jun 10, 2023, 6–8 PM

+1 Art Club: Making Instruments for Healing

+1 Teen Members join Boston-based musician Jireh Calo for an afternoon of art-making and exploration at the ICA Seaport Studio. Create your own instrument for healing, inspired by Watershed exhibition Guadalupe Maravilla: Mariposa Relámpago. Reserve free admission tickets online… more

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Young person speaking into microphone
Fri, May 26, 2023, 6–9 PM

ICA Teens Spring Showcase

Join us for performances, film screenings, and exhibitions of works by ICA Teens.  

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Teen jumping
Fri, May 12, 2023, 6–8 PM

+1 Art Club: Creating Vessels of Empowerment

+1 Teen Members join Boston-based artist Taína Vargas for an evening of art making and exploration. Create your own vessel of empowerment, inspired by feature exhibition Simone Leigh, out of air-dry clay. Tickets will be available for +1… more

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A dance circle of teenagers outside the museum
Sat, Apr 29, 2023, 6–9 PM

Teen Night: Groovement: Bringin’ Us Together

Join Teen Arts Council for Teen Night! Come out for this free teen celebration inspired by the exhibitions New on View and Taylor Davis Selects: Invisible Ground of Sympathy, and enjoy happenings that bring people together to connect, have fun, groove… more

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A young person speaking into a microphone with artwork in the background
Fri, Mar 3, 2023, 6–8 PM

The Current: Heart to Heart

Teen Arts Council invites folks to come together and create from a place of love. Explore different forms of love through art making and an open mic! This event takes place at Seaport Studio, located at 100… more

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Teens in a gallery talking and looking at framed works
Fri, Jan 27, 2023, 6–8 PM

Teen Gallery Opening

The Stories that Make Us is an exhibition of artwork by high school students that explores personal stories about migration, belonging, and overcoming adversity. This exhibit embodies how different stories intersect and finds the commonalities we all have… more

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Black and gold graphic for Teen Alumni Convening
Fri, Jan 27, 2023, 5 PM – Sun, Jan 29, 2023, 1:30 PM

Virtual Teen Alumni Convening

The Virtual Teen Alumni Convening will be an opportunity for alumni of teen arts programs across the country—and even the world—to connect and share experiences and ideas. This will be a virtual event that takes place Jan 27-29, 2023… more

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