Teen Night: Summer Delirium
Oct 3, 2017

  • teens dancing

    Teens dance to music by Harlem Samba. Photograph by Filip Wolak

  • teens posing in front of Helio Oiticica exhibition sign

    Pose! Ready to explore the Oiticica exhibition

  • teens standing in a group discussing

    Working hard to complete the scavenger hunt and win prizes!

  • group of teens standing around a small table holding strips of paper

    Teens review their scavenger hunt answers

  • two girls looking at costumes on a table

    Choosing unconventional materials to make costumes

  • two girls making a costume

    Working together to create a one-of-a-kind outfit

  • Visitors walking through the Helio Oiticica exhibition

    Exploring Oiticica’s installation, Tropicalia, 1967 

  • visitors taking a selfie in Oiticica exhibition

    Posing in one of Oiticica’s installations

  • teens dancing Samba

    Harlem Samba!

Teen Leaders hosted a spectacular Teen Night on July 28. Taking inspiration from the Whitney’s current exhibition, Hélio Oiticica: To Organize DeliriumSummer Delirium featured DIY outfit-making, an exhibition-based scavenger hunt, raffle prizes, carnival-inspired Brazilian samba music, and more!

Dyeemah Simmons, Coordinator of Teen Programs, commented: “Teen Night was incredibly interactive and fun, and we saw more teens exploring the exhibition than we usually do, which is very exciting! It was also special to have Harlem Samba, because they are a group of talented teens who got to perform for their peers.”

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Take a look at the slideshow above for more fun during Summer Delirium! All photographs by Filip Wolak.

By Valerie Chang, Teen Programs Summer Intern