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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Apply for Youth Insights Artists

Youth Insights Artists is a 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, which culminate in an end of semester celebration. 

This application is open to New York City high school students in grades 9–12. 

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Open Studio for Teens

Grab your friends and get creative! New York City teens are invited to a free drop-in art-making program at the Whitney on most Fridays. Bring your works-in-progress or create something entirely new. All supplies are provided and no previous art experience is required—everyone is welcome.

Free for teens. Upon entering the Museum, pick up a ticket in the lobby. 

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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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