Nasher Teen Programs & Workshops
Are you a high school student interested in museums, being creative and collaborating with other teens? Be sure to check here for 2017 workshops. All programs and workshops are open to ALL high school students with a valid ID. Registration is required for selected workshops.
Check out this page regularly for new program offerings for high school students in the area!
Past Teen Workshops, Meetups and Party
IMPACT! Teen Only Party at the Nasher Museum was on June 3, 2017
All area teens were invited to collaborate with local artists, eat, play, dance and make art. There was live music, spoken word, step and more!
Check out images from last year’s party. Please share this event to all teens you know and love!
Nasher Teen May Meetup
On May 18, Nasher Teens were invited to watch and discuss video work on view in All Matterings of Mind, then work with students from Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts to explore this exciting artistic medium.
Nasher Teen March Meetup: Saturday Studio
On March 11, Nasher Teens were invited to bring works in progress or create something entirely new. Teens also toured exhibitions and received guidance and input from a local artist.
Nasher Teen February Meetup
On February 23rd, Nasher Teens met and toured the Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush exhibition. They explored collisions between art and social justice.
Teen Takeover Tour and Art Show in Southern Accent
On December 10th, the Nasher Teen Council invited other teens and the Durham community to join the Nasher Teen Council as they lead interactive conversations around works of art in Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art. They created art inspired by the exhibition and recorded thoughts, ideas, and opinions at new community response stations!
Deconstruct and Build with Jeff Bell
On November 10th, the Nasher Teens joined Jeff Bell, local artist and Museum Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Durham, for a workshop focused on deconstructing, building, and creating sculptures from preexisting objects. They found inspiration in Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art and spent the rest of the workshop making our own independent and collaborative sculptures. View a slideshow of photos from the workshop below.
On September 22, a group of Triangle area teens met at the Nasher Museum to participate in “Southern Shutter,” a free program led by photographer Jeremy Lange exploring photography in the exhibition Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art. The website below highlights the workshop and the photographs the teens took.
Nasher Teen Meetup
Saturday Studio With Lamar Whidbee
On October 22nd, area teens were invited to participate in the first ever Nasher Teen Saturday Studio. they brought their own works-in-progress, or created something entirely new. They took a tour and were inspired by Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art and The Collections Galleries at the Nasher. And finally, they received guidance and input from area artist and current UNC MFA student Lamar Whidbee.
Nasher Teen Council
The Nasher Teen Council is a group of Durham high school students who meet monthly for gallery conversations, art-making, and to connect with contemporary artists, museum professionals, and the Durham community.
Apply to become a Nasher Teen and make your voice heard in the museum and community. Plus, eat free food and earn volunteer hours!
Follow us on Instagram @nasherteens for our latest happenings.