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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. 

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YI Arts Careers 

Youth Insights Arts Careers is a free summer program that offers teens the opportunity to explore arts careers and arts institutions throughout New York City. Teens meet with Whitney Museum staff, arts professionals, and other teens. Open to NYC students entering grades 10–12. Students who have completed at least one semester of Youth Insights will have priority.

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YI Introductions 

Free for NYC English Language Learners entering grades 10–12. Youth Insights Introductions is a free summer program for high school students who are English Language Learners. The program invites teens to explore, discover, and discuss American art, and to create original works of art and writing. 

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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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Sunrise

Sunset

A 30-second online art project:
Sara Ludy, Tumbleweeds

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Learn more about Sunrise/Sunset on whitney.org