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Events

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

Fri, Oct 25, 2019, 6–9 PM

Fall Teen Night

Join the ICA Teen Arts Council—15 students from Boston-area high schools—for an unforgettable Teen Night! Organized by teens for teens, the evening features teen-led art tours, art-making activities, and youth performances. Inspired by the 2019 James and… more

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Wed, Aug 7, 2019, 10 PM – Thu, Aug 8, 2019, 1 AM

August Teen Night

Join the ICA Teen Arts Council—15 students from Boston-area high schools—for an unforgettable Teen Night! Organized by teens for teens, this evening features teen-led art tours, art-making activities, and youth performances. Lead support for Teen Programs provided… more

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Wed, Aug 7, 2019, 4 AM – Fri, Aug 9, 2019, 4 AM

Teen Convening 2019: Justice, Just Us

Teens, educators, artists, and more convened to exchange and debate ideas about the intersection between teen arts education and social justice. A publication about the 2019 Teen Convening/National will be available for download in late 2020. 2019 Partner Organizations… more

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Sun, Jun 9, 2019, 6 PM

Gallery Talk: Marlon Orozco and Betsy Gibbons on A Community in Focus

Please note: this event takes place at the ICA Watershed Join Marlon Orozco, ICA teaching artist, and Betsy Gibbons, Director of Teen Programs, as they discuss the process of working on the ICA Teen photography exhibition A… more

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Fri, May 24, 2019, 10 PM – Sat, May 25, 2019, 1 AM

Spring Showcase

Join us for performances and exhibitions of work by ICA teens. This evening will include performances, a photography exhibition, a film screening, and more.   Lead support for Teen Programs provided by Wagner Foundation. Support for Teen… more

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Thu, May 23, 2019, 4 AM – Mon, Sep 2, 2019, 4 AM

ICA Teen Exhibition: A Community in Focus: East Boston

This installation of photographs created by teens from the ICA’s digital photography programs highlights their perspectives on East Boston—home for many of them. This initiative was an opportunity to highlight their daily observations and discover new neighborhood… more

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Sat, Apr 6, 2019, 4–6 PM

The Current

Join us for teen-led tours byTeen Arts Council of the exhibition Huma Bhabha: They Live. Look and talk about the questions, experiences, and issues that these works bring up for you. Then dive deeper with TAC into… more

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Teens talking at 2015 ICA Teen Convening workshop
Sat, May 5, 2018, 6–8 PM

The Current

Created, implemented, and hosted by ICA teens, the Current is an ongoing series of gatherings for youth dialogue and engagement around social issues through the arts. The spring installment will take its cue from Art in the… more

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Teen Convening 2015
Sat, May 20, 2017, 5–7 PM

The Current: Rekindling Hope + Reimagining Possible Futures

The Current is an ongoing series of teen-organized programs focused on the intersection of art and social change. Limited to 60 participants.  REKINDLING HOPE & REIMAGINING POSSIBLE FUTURES Panel Discussion + Making Workshop   Featuring: John Jennings… more

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