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Explore, Learn and Create Art

The Nasher Teen Council is comprised of high school students that meet at the museum to explore, discover and discuss art in the Nasher Museum’s exhibitions and collection. Students participate in a wide range of activities including gallery conversations, art-making workshops, and meet-and-greets with professionals in the arts. During the 2023 – 2024 academic year, Teen Council members will gain behind-the-scenes museum experience by curating an exhibition that will be displayed in the museum’s Academic Focus Gallery.

The Council meets Thursday evenings throughout the academic year from 5:30–7:30 PM, with the exception of breaks and holidays.

ABOVE: Artist/cultural practitioner william cordova meets with Nasher Teens to talk about his work Greatest Hits (para Micaela Bastidas, Tom Wilson y Anna Mae Aquash) [(for Micaela Bastidas, Tom Wilson and Anna Mae Aquash)].

Featured Featured exhibition

pov: in my nasher teen era

On view now through June 30, 2024

The Nasher Museum presents pov: in my nasher teen era, an installation of photography and collage works chosen and contextualized by the Nasher Teen Council. The works of art, all from the Nasher Museum collection...

Join the Nasher Teen Council!

The Teen Council is open to students enrolled in public high schools located in Durham County.

Students must be available on Thursday evenings to attend weekly in-person meetings at the Nasher Museum.

We recruit each Fall!

Artist/cultural practitioner william cordova strikes a pose with Nasher Teens

Every meeting is like a breath of fresh air. It’s a place where I feel like all of my creativity can be expressed and accepted. I love and appreciate the respect everyone has for each other and how mature & understanding everyone is in our discussions. I can’t wait to see how the Nasher Teen Council grows even further.”

Amiyah Gibbs-Jones, Nasher Teen Council alum


For questions about Nasher Teen Programs, please contact Gabrielle Tenedero, Museum Educator for Student Engagement, at

Featured Featured Video

The Art Minute: Atom Edwards

One minute, one work of art, one personal story. Brought to you by the Nasher Museum Education Department. Watch The Art Minute featuring Atom Edwards, former member of the Nasher Teen Council and college junior studying ...

by Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Duration 1 minute Published

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Nasher Museum Podcast: Artist Kennedi Carter and Art Collector Gail Belvett

Welcome to the Nasher Museum Podcast! This episode features photographer and former Teen Council member Kennedi Carter, who was born and raised in Durham, N.C. Her paintings are part of Published

Featured Featured Video

The Art Minute:
Amiyah Gibbs-Jones

One minute, one work of art, one personal story. Brought to you by the Nasher Museum Education Department. Watch The Art Minute featuring former Teen Council member Amiyah Gibbs-Jones and her favorite painting (below) by ...

by Nasher Museum Duration 1min Published


The Nasher Teens program is generously supported by The Sahm Family Foundation.

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