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.
During summer 2013, participants in the Whitney’s Youth Insights Summer Intensive went behind the scenes to explore arts-related careers at the Whitney and other NYC cultural institutions. They talked with Whitney curators and exhibiting artists, met staff members from the High Line and Recess Art, hung out with teens from other museum programs, and much more! The summer ended with a chance to meet YI alumni who work professionally in the arts.Learn More
On May 1, 2012, Biennial artist LaToya Ruby Frazier staged a performance at the Whitney, in which YI teens played a special role.Learn More
One of the many teen events organized around the Biennial 2012 exhibition was an artist talk and drawing workshop with the artist Nicole Eisenman, on March 9, 2012.Learn More
In November 2010, Youth Insights collaborated with StoryCorps, a non-profit organization whose mission is to record, preserve, and share the stories of people from all walks of life. During a day-long recording session, YI Leaders had the opportunity to interview each other, their family members, and past artists-in-residence.Hear the Interviews