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.
Thursday, July 14, 2022 | Queer Teen Night: For LGBTQ+ Youth and Allies
Saturday, April 2, 2022 | Teen Art Market and Art Trade
March 17, 2022 | Performance | Teens Perform!
February 3, 2022 | Fashion Show | Seams of Houston’s Heritage
October 16, 2021 | Virtual Drop-In Experience: Teen Council Playlist
July 31, 2021 | Drop-In Experience: Teen Council Playlist
June 5, 2021 | Drop-In Experience: Teen Council Playlist
May 20, 2021 | Play > Pandemic Music Zine Release
May 13–August 8, 2021 | Exhibition Playlist: Turn On, Tune In, Tap Out
March 20, 2021 | Virtual Fashion Show
November 21, 2019 | A Night of Poetry and Literature curated by CAMH’s Teen Council
May 2, 2019 | Shapeshifters Catalogue Release and Teen Council 20th Anniversary Party
April 4, 2019 | Music Fest hosted by CAMH’s Teen Council
March 16, 2019 | Fashion Show
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.