Nasher Teens

Check out this page regularly for new program offerings for high school students in the area! 

IMPACT! Teen Only Party at the Nasher Museum

Saturday, June 3, 7 – 10 PM

Collaborate with Local Artists. Eat, Play, Dance, and Make Art. Hear Live Music, Spoken Word, Step and More! Carpool & Bring Friends. Free Parking.

A bus will pick up at the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability at 7:25 PM and Hillside High School at 7:45 PM.

Let us know you will attend this party at this facebook page.

Check out images from last year’s party. Please share this event to all teens you know and love! 

For more information email Meg Williams at or William Paul Thomas at or call 919-684-9244.

Nasher Teen Programs & Workshops

Are you a high school student interested in museums, being creative and collaborating with other teens? The Nasher Teens have completed the teen workshops for 2016. Be sure to check back in 2017 for new ones. All programs and workshops are open to ALL high school students with a valid ID. Registration is required for selected workshops.

Upcoming Teen Meetups

Nasher Teen May Meetup

May  18, 5 – 7 PM

Teens are invited to take in 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. Registration is required.

Past Teen Workshops

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 AccentSeeking 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.

Nasher Teens - Deconstruct and Build with Jeff Bell

Southern Shutter

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.

Southern Shutter by Ryan Helsel on Exposure

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!

Any Questions?

Call 919.684.9244 or email Meg Williams ( or Will Paul Thomas (

Follow us on Instagram @nasherteens for our latest happenings.