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Teen Council

Join Teen Council!

The Crystal Bridges Teen Council is a teen-led group of creators/advocates with an interest in art and community engagement. We learn about art and the museum, plan events, collaborate with artists, work toward social justice, and create new ways for the Northwest Arkansas community to experience Crystal Bridges.

Please contact Teen Programs.

For questions or additional information:
479.418.2344 or 479.418.5728

Teen Council meets once every week (on alternating Wednesdays or Thursdays) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. We are responsible for planning bi-yearly Teen and Tween Nights, as well as smaller pop-up programming. We communicate and keep up with each other via a private Slack account. To be a member of Teen Council, you must be able to attend at least one meeting per month.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is now accepting applications for our 2021-2022 Teen Council.

Teen Council Application

Applications close August 6.
Group interviews will be held August 11 and 12.

Teen Council

Teen Programs & Events

Crystal Bridges offers a variety of fun, innovative programs through which teens can learn more about the museum’s collection, express themselves creatively, make friends, and try new things.

View Teen Programs

Blog Posts

A Teen Council Leader Looks Back on Her Time at the Museum
Ally Swindell

A Teen Council Leader Looks Back on Her Time at the Museum

Teens
Finding Mentors Until this November, we had been led by Holly York, who I appreciate greatly and who I am sure is thriving in her new position. Following her departure,…
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A Teen Council Member Reflects on Her Time
Virginia Hammond

A Teen Council Member Reflects on Her Time

Teens
Spending three days in Boston, I learned so much. I was able to attend presentations on education in museums, diversity, LGBTQIA+ representation, racial justice, and so much more. I’m in…
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Experience from a Crystal Bridges High School Intern and Beyond
A man stands pointing at an artwork talking to a group of people sitting looking at the artwork

Experience from a Crystal Bridges High School Intern and Beyond

Teens

Last summer, LaCameria (“Cam”) Clark was one of the museum’s first class of Crystal Bridges’ high school residential interns. This competitive program brings a group of high school rising seniors from…

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