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 Introductions

Youth Insights Introductions is a free summer program at the Whitney Museum for high school students who are English Language Learners. The program welcomes teens to explore, discover, and discuss American art, and to create original works of art and writing. Free MetroCards and all supplies provided.

Open to New York City high school English Language Learners entering 10–12 grades

Program runs from July 6–30, 2020

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 am–1 pm

Applications are due Friday, April 3, 2020.

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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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