The only event of its kind to place the youth voice at the center of the shaping and development of teen arts education on a national scale, the Teen Convening brings together teens and educators from museums across the country to collaboratively discuss the issues, possibilities, and potential of teens in museums. Using a teen-driven format since its inception in 2009, the Teen Convening also provides much-needed professional development, training, and a specialized professional community for participating organizations and staff.

Since the Teen Convening’s launch, the ICA has partnered with 35 organizations on this national event.

Teen Convening Participating Organizations

The Art Gallery of Ontario
The Art Institute of Chicago
Brooklyn Museum
The Bronx Museum
Contemporary Art Center/New Orleans
The Contemporary Austin
CAM, Saint Louis
Crystal Bridges Museum
High Museum of Art
Hirshhorn Museum
ICA/ Boston
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver
Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The North Carolina Museum of Art
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Park Avenue Armory
Perez Art Museum
Queens Museum
Seattle Art Museum
The Studio Museum in Harlem
The Walker Art Center
The Warhol
The Wexner Center for the Arts
Whitney Museum of American Art
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts