Teen Renaissance is a yearly exhibition that features selected works created by Dallas-area high school students. Curated by the DMA’s Teen Advisory Council, these works provide an inside view into the teenage experience directly from the source. "Renaissance" is defined as a revival or renewal. Similarly, this exhibition showcases the innovation and creative talents of an upcoming generation of artists who are inspired by their own personal histories and the art that came before them.
The fourth annual Teen Renaissance exhibition challenges us to look to the future and is now on view at the Dallas Museum of Art. For this year's exhibition, teen artists responded to the following prompt:
COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it. As we emerge from the pandemic, what do you think (or wish) the future holds for you and/or others?
Teen Renaissance is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture.
Images above from the Teen Renaissance 2021 exhibition.
Images: Vedanti Naktode, The Way It Used to Be, oil paint; Oliver Brown, Bedridden, wax clay, aluminum wire, tinfoil, and acrylic paint; Rolando Bolaños, Loose, photography; Karen Rodriguez, Returning always makes you realize how much you’ve changed, colored pencil; Lauren Kung, iamnotafailureiamnotafailureiamnot, 2018, acrylic paint and marker on collage; Nayeli de Leon, For Days, digital photography