Teen Council Exhibition: 'NYC, What Moves You?'

On View May 22–June 16, 2024
Opening: Wednesday, May 22 • 5–7PM

NYC, What Moves You? is an art exhibition organized by the Spring 2024 cohort of The Bronx Museum’s Teen Council program.

Through an open call, the Teen Council invited teen artists from all boroughs of New York City to submit artworks highlighting their sources of inspiration with this prompt:

Inspiration can come from anything, whether it’s nature, heritage, social issues that impact us, personal connections, or even the red stain on the wall.

Indeed these teen artists show us that inspiration can spark from even the smallest things. Expressed through a range of mediums, such as photography and surrealist illustrations, the exhibiting teens share what personally inspires them.

May 22 - Jun 16, 2024

Spring 2024 Teen Council

Amanda Su
Ami Noudjo
Christian Negron
Destiny Jimenez
Erick Luna
Griznell Baltodano
Harmony Fulton-Barker
Lisbeth Hernandez Olivo
Mia Garcia
Minta Santos
Nana Addo
Sanai Bastian
Valentina Lugo

Bronx Museum Educators

Hayley Mackenzie Bain
Jinette Jimenez
Wildriana de Jesús Paulino.

The Teen Council

Teen Council is a four-month paid internship for New York City high school students (ages 14-19), offered in both the fall and the spring.

Created in 2005, Teen Council offers opportunities for young people to engage deeply with contemporary art and the museum space. In this intensive after-school program, teens discuss and express ideas and create art relating to issues affecting young people today. Participants also gain experience in collaboration, communication, and curation. Teens may participate in one or both sessions each year.

The Teen Council Exhibition

Every year, The Bronx Museum invites participants in the Teen Council program to curate an exhibition of their peers’ artwork.

The Teen Council participants collaboratively determine the exhibition’s theme and then invite NYC-based artists ages 14–19 to submit their artwork through an open call. Artworks selected by Teen Council participants from the open call are then displayed in the Museum’s galleries for the duration of the exhibition.


Teen Council is made possible, in part, by The Keith Haring Foundation, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Education and Community Programs are generously supported by Con Edison, Deutsche Bank, The William Randolph Hearst Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, New York Yankees Foundation, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and New York City Council Member Althea Stevens and Council Member Amanda Farías. Sustaining support for The Bronx Museum of the Arts is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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