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.


The application for Summer 2019 has passed. Application Deadline: June 1, 2020.


  • Students in grades 9–12 are eligible to apply
  • Interviews will be conducted June 3-5
  • Selected students are expected to attend all sessions (see schedule below)
  • Students who successfully complete the entire program are eligible for a $300 stipend


  • Teen Museum Studies meets for six weeks on Thursdays and Fridays, June 18–July 31, 2020, noon–4:00 pm at CAM
  • Class sessions:
    June 18, 19, 15, 26
    July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
    *no class July 2–3
<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 2019 Teen Museum Studies (TMS) program.

The application for Summer 2019 is now open.

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