The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Teen Programs

Upcoming Teen Events

Teen Open Mic Night
Friday, Nov. 17, 2023
Lens 2 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Join us every third Friday of the month for open mic performances, drinks, and snacks! Whether you’re coming to perform or just there for the show, you’re guaranteed to have a great time. Musicians and musical groups are welcome.

Other upcoming dates:

  • Dec. 15, 2023

Teen Fashion Show
Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023
Atkins Auditorium | Reception to follow performance
Advance tickets required

Join us for our second Teen Fashion Show, where aspiring young designers show off their work inspired by the Nelson-Atkins’ museum collection. Teen Fashion Show tickets are now available to purchase online. Please follow this link to reserve your tickets now before they’re gone!

And if you or someone you know want to volunteer at the event, email us at

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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. Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are now closed and will reopen next summer.

2023–24 Council

Kansas City schools represented by Teen Council members:
Allen Village High School
Blue Valley West High School
Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy
LEAD Innovation Studio
Lee’s Summit North High School
North Kansas City High School
Notre Dame de Sion
Park Hill South High School
Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts
Raymore-Peculiar High School
Shawnee Mission East High School
St. Teresa’s Academy
Staley High School
Sumner Academy of Arts and Science
The Barstow School
The Pembroke Hill School
William Chrisman High School

Teen Guide

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 being revised to better serve Kansas City’s teen community and the museum’s visitors. It will return in the near future.

For more information on Teen Programs at the museum, email 

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