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Teen Council Programs

CAMH’s Teen Council curates a slate of programs related to exhibitions they curate, current exhibitions at CAMH, and current issues impacting Houston teens. The programs are designed by teens for teens. Past programs have art markets, exhibitions, fashion shows, film screenings, listening parties, music fests, and poetry slams.

Check out our calendar for upcoming programs and open call opportunities for Teen Council’s biennial exhibitions and annual fashion shows.

Recent Programs

Queer Teen Night: For LGBTQ+ Youth and Allies

Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 6–8:30PM

Teen Art Market and Workshops

Saturday, April 2, 2022 | 1–4PM

Past Programs

Performance | Teens Perform! (forthcoming)
Saturday, March 25, 2023 | 2–4PM

2023 Fashion Show (forthcoming)
Saturday, March 18, 2023 | 3:30–4PM

Recent Lectures, Discussions, and Interviews

Teen Council Interview | Larry Ossei-Mensah

An interview with curator Larry Ossei-Mensah. In this interview, Ossei-Mensah speaks about his background and the themes present in the exhibition, Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks.

Teen Council Interview | Mariah Garnett

An interview with Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker Mariah Garnett. In this interview, Garnett shares her experiences as a teenager and talks about her collaborative approach to storytelling.

About Teen Council

Composed of young arts enthusiasts, Teen Council serves at the Museum’s vehicle for attracting the city’s teen population to CAMH and exposing them to the vibrant field of contemporary art. For council members, the group serves as a highly collaborative creative incubator that opens up opportunities for leadership, visual literacy, and life skill development. During weekly meetings, the council is introduced to the inner workings of museums and to the dynamic Houston arts community. Activities are decided upon by its members and can change from year to year, but past programs developed by the group include art markets, exhibitions, fashion shows, film screenings, listening parties, music festivals, and poetry slams.


Teen Council is made possible by generous support from HEB, and additional support from Mark and Mary Ann Miller and Louisa Stude Sarofim.