Teen events at the Nelson-Atkins are adult supervised but designed for autonomous exploration of art and ideas by teens aged 13-19. Younger, middle-school-aged youth are welcome to participate as long as they are comfortable away from parental supervision and around the social dynamics of older teens.

2019-20 Teen Council Events (for more info follow @nelsonatkinsteens on Instagram)

Open Mic Night
6:00-8:30 p.m. (Bloch Building, Lens 2)
Perform, watch, or meet teens from around Kansas City.

Teen Spring Dance
6:00-8:30 p.m. (Sculpture Park)
Live music & DJ, cotton candy, lawn games, tours and more!

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.

Teen Guides
The Teen Guide program is a paid summer job experience for local teens. Teen Guides provided interactive tours of the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park and the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Applications for Summer 2020 are now open.


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.


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