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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Teen Programs

Open Studio for Teens

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

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Youth Insights

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 events and programs throughout the year.

Applications are due by Friday, August 2, at 11:59 pm.

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Throughout the year, the Museum provides opportunities for New York City high school students to participate in free drop-in programs, where they have the chance to meet and learn from contemporary artists and other teens. Check out all upcoming teen events.

A Study on the Impact of Teen Programs

Explore findings from a 2017 groundbreaking research and evaluation initiative investigating the long-term impacts of museum programs for teens.

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