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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

Mon, Jan 9, 2023, 5 PM

Apply to Art (Co)Lab

Saturdays, 10-11:30 AM January 21, 2023 – May 20, 2023 In-person at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (No class during weeks of February & April school vacations)  Join Art (Co)Lab, the ICA’s visual arts group for… more

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A group of teens smile for a photo amongst a dancing crowd outdoors
Fri, Oct 28, 2022, 6–9 PM

Teen Night: After the After

Come and take a walk down memory lane with Teen Arts Council! After The After: To Begin Again is a teen celebration that focuses on embracing our inner child. Our precious memories from childhood are now a past chapter.… more

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Wed, Aug 10, 2022, 6–9 PM

Teen Night: A Place For Us

Join us for a teen celebration of humanity and the cultures that thrive within it—it’s time for another ICA Teen Night. The pandemic has made it harder to connect with each other. Global and local politics have made… more

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Image of a young person looking back at the camera at night
Fri, Aug 5, 2022, 6–8 PM

Sides of Me: Games & Gaming

In conjunction with their teen exhibition Sides of Me, enjoy a night filled with competition and connection, hosted by the Teen Exhibitions Program. There will be snacks and treats at this event! Open to all teens. This event… more

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A young person making bracelets at a table
Fri, Jul 29, 2022, 6–8 PM

Sides of Me: Bracelet Making

Come and create bracelets with Teen Exhibitions Program! Beginners or advanced makers are welcome—learn how to make fun bracelet designs! Materials are provided. Come solo, bring a friend, or a date, and make new connections! Prompt cards will… more

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A young person speaking into a microphone with artwork in the background
Fri, Jul 22, 2022, 6–8 PM

Sides of Me: Showcase + Open Mic

Calling all teens! Join the Teen Exhibitions Program at the ICA Seaport Studio Teen Gallery for a night of art showcase and sharing. Are you a visual or performing artist? Sign up to share your art or participate… more

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Poster for event with digital collage of an illustrated girl
Fri, Jul 15, 2022, 6–8 PM

Sides of Me Teen Gallery Opening

Join us to celebrate the opening of Sides of Me: Exploring Connections, an exhibition of works created by participants from various ICA teen programs. The works in this exhibition explore connections between the self and individuals, pets,… more

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A group of teens, mostly wearing face masks, take a selfie in front of the ICA at night
Fri, Apr 29, 2022, 6–9 PM

New Beginnings: Spring into Teen Night

Join Teen Arts Council for a night of celebrating new beginnings and community gathering.  Inspired by the exhibition, A Place for Me: Figurative Painting Now, Teen Arts Council welcomes all teens to this museum-wide celebration of ourselves, each other,… more

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Drawn graphic with "Hyde Park" in large text and drawings of scenes from Hyde Park in the letters
Fri, Mar 18, 2022, 6–8 PM

Pinpoint Boston Seaport Studio Gallery Opening

Pinpoint Boston is an exhibition of work in the ICA’s Seaport Studio created by Urbano Youth Artists in Residence. The work in this exhibition was created during a 2021 residency led by artist Yuko Okabe that focused… more

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