Teen Museum Studies

Each summer, CAM offers a select group of teens the opportunity to learn about museum careers and gain practical job skills through the innovative Teen Museum Studies program. Participants learn from CAM staff members in all departments—from curatorial to PR to accounting—and work together to curate and organize an exhibition from start to finish in CAM’s Education Gallery. The exhibition features the work of a local artist selected by the students that opens with a public reception in the Fall of the same year.

Please visit the Teen Museum Studies Facebook page to learn more about the program.



Apply here. Applications are due May 13, 2018 for Summer 2018.


  • Students in grades 9–12 are eligible to apply
  • Interviews will be conducted May 30–31, 2018
  • Selected students are expected to attend all sessions (see schedule below)
  • Students who successfully complete the entire program are eligible for a paid stipend


  • Teen Museum Studies meets for six weeks on Thursdays and Fridays, June 14–July 20, noon–4:00 pm at CAM
  • Class sessions: June 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 and July 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20
<em>Cole Lu: SMELLS LIKE CONTENT</em>, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, July 31–November 1, 2015. Photo: David Johnson.

Call for Proposals

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) is seeking proposals from local artists to work with students in CAM’s Summer 2018 Teen Museum Studies (TMS) program.

Deadline to submit a proposal is May 13, 2018.

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