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: Summer Sessions

Select Fridays

Teens participating in a postcard-making activity.

Come spend your Friday afternoons this summer making art and hanging out with other New York City teens! This free drop-in program invites you to bring works-in-progress or engage with exhibition-inspired art projects to make something entirely new.

Free for teens. 

Open Studio for Teens: Guadalupe Maravilla

FRI, Jul 20, 2018
1:30–4 pm

A circle of motorcycles with a stereo in the middle.

Join artist Guadalupe Maravilla for a special mask-making project! Inspired by Maravilla’s use of sculptural disguises in many of his performances and videos, teens will get to make their own masks using symbols and materials that represent histories important to them.

Free for teens.

Weaving Cosmologies: Teen Event

FRI, Aug 3, 2018
4–6 pm

Room with thatched walls and chairs.

Inspired by the artistic traditions of the Taíno people of Puerto Rico, artists Jorge González, Alice Chéveres, and Francisco González invite teens to join them for an evening of collaborative artmaking and storytelling!

Free for teens.


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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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