What happens when teens throw an event in a contemporary art museum? 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 the galleries at The Current, create with artists at pop-up events, and more!

Upcoming Events

  • people gathered in an exhibition at the Teen Gallery
    July 25, 2023 to May 30, 2024
    From the Ground Up explores relationships between people and their environments, as well as interactions between the natural and the man-made. ICA teen artists express ideas about the ways in which they experience nature, the most unusual places they’ve found nature, and where they’ve seen an...
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    February 9, 2024 to December 12, 2024
    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 by societal expectations, the artists presenting here seek to create their own definitions...
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    March 8, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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    Teen Arts Council invites you to join us for 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 Where the Heart Is reminds us that community can be...

Past Events

  • girl with beautiful hair stands in front of microphone
    February 23, 2024 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Join the ICA for a music showcase by teens in the AMP program and creatively make your own instruments in our Musical Instruments for Healing workshop, lead by Jireh Calo. Dance, Listen, Mingle & Create at ICA’s Seaport Studio from 2 - 4 PM on Friday, 2/23/24. More About AMP: AMP is a paid...
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    February 9, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    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 by societal expectations, the artists presenting here seek to create their own definitions...
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    October 27, 2023 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
    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 Art-Making Dance Party Gallery Activities Photo Booth Snacks Performances Grab your free ticket Where Institute...
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    October 20, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    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, watch or take part in a fashion show, and connect with each other...
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    August 9, 2023 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
    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 , we encourage you to find strength, power, and self-expression by taking up space. Come and define what these words mean to you in your look...
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    August 4, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Come together to connect with each other, us and nature. We are gathering folks to play with dirt, to learn more about and pot their own plants! Leave with something green that will live and thrive in your own space. This event was created in connection with the exhibition From the Ground Up:...
  • The Dissection of Woman
    July 28, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    This event is inspired by the impact of fast fashion on the climate crisis. We are considering the environmental impacts of fast fashion. Come into the gallery and select a canvas for creation! We will have many thrifted finds for you to choose from and then space for you to make. This event is...
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    July 21, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    From the Ground Up: Nature and the Man-Made explores relationships between people and their environments, as well as interactions between the natural and the man-made. ICA teen artists explored the ways in which they experience nature, the most unusual places they’ve found nature, and where they’ve...
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    June 10, 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    +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 . Grab your free ticket . Not yet a +1 Teen Member, find...
  • map with various colors created by Lily Xie with residents of Chinatown
    June 8, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    CALLING ALL ICA TEENS ALUMS! Join us for a communal dinner plus a hands-on workshop on creating art grounded in a community that can shape the future. Throughout the night we will showcase a video made especially for us by local artist Lily Xie. She is a Chinese-American artist and educator whose...

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