NVAM Teen Council


NVAM Teen Council Fall 2015

NVAM Teen Council welcomes teens interested in art, history and museums who want to share their artwork and collaborate with other creative Chicago teens. Check out upcoming programs to find opportunities to make art, go behind the scenes at the museum and explore different art forms from drawing, painting, bookbinding, sculpture, installation, and more!

ASM with NedJoin the NVAM Teen Council! 

Interested in creating and showing artwork in a creative and supportive environment? How about learning leadership, arts career skills, and exhibition installation while working with artist mentors? Join Teen Council at the National Veterans Art Museum in the Portage Park neighborhood on the city’s northwest side. Members of the NVAM Teen Council will make art, go behind the scenes at the museum and explore how to use the many forms of art to express your own unique story!

Teens eligible for After School Matters Summer 2018 programming may apply for the National Veterans Art Museum Teen Council here!

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ASM Summer 2018 Program Dates:
June 26-August 3
Tuesday-Friday 10AM-2PM

National Veterans Art Museum
2nd Floor
4041 N Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641

Teens unable to participate in After School Matters, but still want to be involved can still join Teen Council! Teens that join NVAM Teen Council may be eligible for Service Learning Hours! E-mail mtantoco@nvam.org for more information.


Share your artwork inspired by NVAM collection!
Create your own space at the museum where your unique voice can be shared in response to artwork made by veterans in the NVAM collection.

  • Submissions of artwork, photography, writing and video can be submitted to mtantoco@nvam.org
    • Your submission MUST include your name, age, school, title of your work, medium (paintings, drawing, photography, video, poetry, etc)
  • Everyone that visits NVAMoutloud.org is encouraged to comment on and start discussions about artwork and content on the Connections (link) and NVAM Voices (link) blogs.


Chicago City of Learning
NVAM Education has partnered with the Chicago City of Learning to award digital badges for art making and other interactions with the museum collection.  Visit http://chicagocityoflearning.org/ to sign up and learn about how you can earn badges at NVAM and around Chicago!