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Art College Night

FRI, Oct 1, 2021
4 pm

Hess Theater, 3rd Floor Gallery, Red Room, Hearst Artspace

High school students, grades 9–12

It is never too early to start learning about college! Teens are invited to our annual Art College Night to explore many aspects of the college admissions and financial aid process. Meet representatives online from colleges with studio art, art history, and art education programs. Learn about scholarship opportunities, college essay writing tips, art portfolio development, and much more!

Art Colleges and Degree Paths, 4–5 pm
Learn about specific art majors and career paths from art schools and departments from schools across New York City and beyond.

Admissions and Financial Aid 101, 5–5:15 pm
The college admissions and financial aid process can not only be daunting but also feel like an extra class. Here, we provide you with the necessary information needed to keep you on track for success.

College Essay Writing, 5:15–5:45 pm
Your college essay should make you stand out! Learn the best methods to incorporate into your writing.

Portfolio Development, 5:45–6:15 pm
Join professionals as they share advice and tips for building a memorable art portfolio.

Q&A, 6:15–6:30 pm
Take the time you need to ask our presenters questions!

Registration is required.


The Museum building is accessible and has elevator access to all floors. Service animals are welcome. Learn more about access services and amenities.



A 30-second online art project:
LaTurbo Avedon, Morning Mirror / Evening Mirror

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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.