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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. 

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Youth Insights Fall Applications

Join the Whitney this fall as we create, discuss, and make art safely together! 

Youth Insights Artists
YI Artists is a free semester long program that bring teens together with contemporary artists, providing opportunities to work collaboratively, discuss art critically, and think creatively. YI Artists make art inspired by this exchange. The program runs from October to January.

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Youth Insights Leaders
Graduates of the YI Artists, Introductions, and Arts Careers program are eligible to participate in YI Leaders, a yearlong, paid after-school internship. Leaders help organize public programs and events for other NYC teens, and assist educators and learn about museum professions.

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Have questions? Students and teachers should contact Teen Programs directly with any questions about the application process by emailing youthinsights@whitney.org.

Open Studio for Teens

Teens are invited this fall to Open Studio for Teens, a free art-making program on select Fridays. Experiment, create, and learn techniques with art projects inspired by the Whitney’s exhibitions and collection.

Teens must present proof of vaccination upon arrival at the Museum in accordance with New York City requirements. Face coverings are required at all times.

Proof of vaccination may include a CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC COVID Safe app, New York State Excelsior Pass, NYC Vaccination Record, or an official immunization record from outside New York City or the United States.

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Youth Insights (YI) is an after-school and summer program that connects New York City high school students to art and artists. We also offer drop-in events and programs throughout the year.

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All visitors aged 12 and older must show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for admission to the Whitney, in accordance with NYC requirements. Visitors aged 18 and older will also be asked to show photo ID. Face coverings are required for all visitors. Learn more about the Whitney’s safety guidelines.