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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 Spring Applications

Join the Whitney this spring as we create, critique, discuss, and make art together with Artists in Residence!


Youth Insights Artists 

YI Artists is a free semester long program that brings 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 February to May.

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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 to Open Studio for Teens, a free art-making program on select Fridays. Work with contemporary artists to create and learn new 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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Our free, drop-in programs for New York City high school students provide opportunities for teens to learn from contemporary artists and their peers.



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