Teen Renaissance

Vedanti Naktode, The Way It Used to Be, oil paintOliver Brown, Bedridden, wax clay, aluminum wire, tinfoil, and acrylic paint Rolando Bolaños, Loose, photographyKaren Rodriguez, Returning always makes you realize how much you’ve changed, colored pencilLauren Kung, iamnotafailureiamnotafailureiamnot, 2018, acrylic paint and marker on collageNayeli de Leon, For Days, digital photography

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.

Click here to explore the Teen Renaissance 2021 virtual gallery.

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: 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