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A work by Rachel Harrison. A self-portrait drawing by the artist with her reflection abstracted.

For New York City Teens

Location: Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater      

New York City teens are invited to Teen Night: Human Interest at the Whitney Museum! Join hosts, Youth Insights Leaders, for performances, art making, gallery experiences, artist-led activities, dancing, and more! Catch a live performance by independent rapper and music artist Junglepussy. Experiment in sculpture and invented worlds with artist Elizabeth Jaeger. Create selfies and portraits inspired by hundreds of portraiture works on view. Curate your own version of the fifth floor gallery with Open Plan temporary tattoos and body markers, and hang out with friends and meet new people inside the galleries and outside on our terraces overlooking the Hudson River.

This event is free to attend. Snacks and art materials are provided. No RSVP required—bring a friend! Questions? Email youthinsights@whitney.org.

Teen Event: New York City teens
Floor Three, Laurie M. Tisch Education Center, Hearst Artspace

New York City teens are invited to a free drop-in art making program on Friday afternoons. Bring your works-in-progress or create something entirely new. All supplies are provided and no previous art experience is required—everyone is welcome!

February 12, 19

March 4, 11, 18, 25

April 1, 15, 22

May 6, 13

Free for teens. Pick up a ticket from a teen volunteer in the lobby when you enter the Museum. The program takes place on Floor Three. 

Teens use painting techniques to make are in an open studio workshop

Upcoming Programs

Teens participate in a special "Bad Painting" workshop, March 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Teen Event: New York City teens in grades 9–12
4–6 PM
Teens participate in a special "Bad Painting" workshop, March 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Teen Event: New York City teens in grades 9–12
4–6 PM
Rachel Harrison (1966–), Untitled, 2012. Colored pencil on paper. 19 × 24 in. (48.3 × 61 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Drawing Committee. 2012.81 © Rachel Harrison Courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York
Teen Event: New York City Teens
6–8:30 PM
Teen Opening, May 2015. Photograph by Filip Wolak
Teen Event: New York City Teens
4–6 PM
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PAST EVENTS

Since 1997, Youth Insights teens have explored the Whitney, organized fun public programs, and helped audiences to interpret and access American art and artists. This archive presents a selection of recent events, programs, and resources developed by and for teens.

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