Artists, makers, tinkerers, innovators and creative types! Trying to find a place to make art, express yourself, and feel like you belong? The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art teen programs are packed with creative minds and contagious energy.

Get involved, make new friends, create art, plan events, and ask questions about the world we live in. Relax, create, and be inspired by the art around you.

Teen Advisory Group
Get Involved!

The Teen Advisory Groups (TAG) is a group of diverse and motivated High School students from around the Kansas City area who are called upon to connect other teens to the museum through marketing and creating events and activities, for teens by teens. Even though TAG members are paid a stipend for their participation the position requires a high degree of commitment and dependability. The application process is competitive as this unique opportunity offers a select group of teens a leadership, cultural, and resume-building experience like no other.

Aspiring Teen Artists
Explore your talents!

Are you an aspiring teen artist or image-maker seeking opportunities to expand your skills? Want to meet other teens passionate about art and art-making?

Enroll in a studio class! Build your portfolio and find your voice as an artist.

Is photography your focus? Consider our intensive, multi-session Photography Scholars program or hang out with other emerging image-makers by attending the Teen Photo Collective

Stay tuned for more opportunities for teens to explore their talents with traditional and digital art. Want more info?
Contact teens@nelson-atkins.org

Teen Events
Hang Out Mess Around Geek Out!

TAG curated events blend art, friends, and fun. Come grab a bite to eat, explore the museum, listen to music and hang out with friends. All TAG events are open to all High School students and are FREE!

Keep up with all TAG happenings on:


Join the team!

Work as a Teen Guide! Every summer, Teen Guides provide interactive tours of the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park and the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center for groups of children and summer day camps. Look for the online application in the Careers section of our website each Spring.

Be a Teen Guide

Take a Teen Guided Tour

For more information email teens@nelson-atkins.org

New Dimensions
Attention Teachers!
New Dimensions is an innovative program for middle and high school students that uses technology to connect to, explore and analyze art. Using Macbook computers, students create a multimedia project using traditional and digital media. For more information on New Dimensions, contact bbellew@nelson-atkins.org.

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