The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Teen Programs

Upcoming Teen Summer Events

  • Open Mic Night – June 18, 2021 – 5:00PM-7:00PM – West Sculpture Terrace
  • Chalk Art Festival – June 27, 2021 – 11:00AM-3:00PM – North Circle Drive
  • Open Mic Night – July 16, 2021 – 5:00PM-7:00PM – West Sculpture Park
  • Joy of Painting Special (YouTube Premiere) – July 29, 2021 – 7:00PM

Follow us on social media for more information on upcoming programs and events.


Teen Council

The Teen Council is composed of a diverse group of students representing different schools in Kansas City. Their mission is to increase and diversify teen involvement at the Nelson-Atkins by planning and marketing events and programs for teens.

2021 Teen Council applications open now through Aug. 13, 2021.

Teen Council Application


Teen Guides

The Teen Guide program is a paid summer job experience for local teens. Teen Guides provide interactive tours of the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park and the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center.

The Teen Guide program is on hiatus for the 2021 summer season and will return in 2022.


Photography Scholars Program

The Photography Scholars Program provides high school students with a unique opportunity to engage in the study of photography through an intensive 8-week workshop.

Photography Scholars applications are open in the fall.

Email teens@nelson-atkins.org for more information.