Teens

Teen Programs give New York City high school students the opportunity to discuss art critically, think creatively, and make art with contemporary artists, educators, and their peers. 


Open Studio for Teens: Laura Owens

MON, Jan 22, 2018
4–6 pm

A painting with the letter M.

Join artist Laura Owens for a special book-making project! Inspired by her innovative approach to painting and bookmaking, teens will experiment with words, colors, and shapes to tell their story and make their own artist book.

Free for teens. 

Speak Up, Speak Out!
A Whitney Teen Summit

SUN, Feb 11, 2018
3–6 pm

Black and white photograph of protesters with black rectangles covering their signs.

Speak up, speak out! In this youth summit organized by the Whitney’s Youth Insights (YI) Leaders, NYC teens are invited to share their ideas about issues that matter to them. 

Free for teens.

Youth Insights Introductions is a free summer program for high school students who are English Language Learners. Read more.

Applications for this program will open in February 2018.


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Teen Programs

We offer free, ongoing and drop-in programs for New York City high school students throughout the year, providing opportunities to work with the Whitney's art and artists.



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