To accompany the U.S. Pavilion activities, The Bronx Museum of the Arts has developed extensive educational programs, including a Teen Exchange between high-school students in the Bronx and Venice.
Since 2005, The Bronx Museum of the Arts' Teen Council is designed to make contemporary art and culture accessible to urban youth. The Teen Council is structured around the production of MuseCasts, videos available on www.youtube.com/bronxteencouncil, and MuseZines, a graphic publication of original work and commentary by a small group of high school students working closely with instructors in the Media Lab. In addition, the Teen Council participates in the Museum's ongoing DVD series of interviews with contemporary artists and curates a teen-focused exhibition. Held in conjunction with the school year, this program provides teens with an open forum for the expression of ideas and dialogue on issues affecting young people, and the promotion of The Bronx Museum of the Arts as an important cultural, political and artistic force.
For more information, please visit the Teen Council main blog at http://bxmateens.tumblr.com/.