Youth Insights at the Whitney Museum

Youth Insights at the Whitney Museum Youth Insights (YI) programs provide an alternative learning experience for a diverse group of New York City high school students who want to exchange ideas, experiment, collaborate, and develop a sustained engagement with American art and culture.

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Vida Americana Teen NightFRI, Mar 6, 20204–7 pmTeens are invited to a sensational celebration inspired by Vida Americana...
03/05/2020

Vida Americana Teen Night
FRI, Mar 6, 2020
4–7 pm
Teens are invited to a sensational celebration inspired by Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945! Join the Whitney’s Youth Insights (YI) Leaders for an immersive artmaking experience with artist Oscar Rene Cornejo, snacks, gallery activities, and more. Refreshments and art materials provided. No registration required; bring a friend!

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

#TeenArtsWeek is back from March 2-8. A week of FREE classes, workshops, and performances—created for teens, by teens in...
02/08/2020
Teen Arts Week | Center for Arts Learning & Leadership

#TeenArtsWeek is back from March 2-8. A week of FREE classes, workshops, and performances—created for teens, by teens in all 5 boroughs at 25+ arts organizations. If you’re a dancer, singer, painter, poet or anything in between, there’s an event for you. To sign up for events, visit 92y.org/teen-arts-week. During that week, join #WhitneyTeens for Vida Americana Teen Night, an immersive artmaking experience with artist Oscar Rene Cornejo, snacks, gallery activities, and more. Refreshments and art materials provided. No registration required; bring a friend!

Open Studio for Teens: Greenwich House PotteryFRI, Feb 7, 20204–6 pmFor this special Open Studio with Greenwich House Po...
02/03/2020

Open Studio for Teens: Greenwich House Pottery
FRI, Feb 7, 2020
4–6 pm

For this special Open Studio with Greenwich House Pottery, teens are invited to learn new techniques from ceramics artists and try their hand at creating clay sculptures. They will also have the chance to experiment with the potter’s wheel and have their piece fired in a kiln. All skill levels welcome; no prior experience with ceramics necessary.

Refreshments and art materials provided. No RSVP required—bring a friend!

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

Questions? Please email [email protected].

Teen Event: Jason MoranFRI, Dec 6, 20194–6 pmNew York City teens are invited to a musical event at the Whitney Museum in...
12/04/2019

Teen Event: Jason Moran
FRI, Dec 6, 2019
4–6 pm

New York City teens are invited to a musical event at the Whitney Museum inspired by the exhibition Jason Moran, which explores the intersections of visual art and jazz music. During this event you can sing karaoke tunes, create your own sound stage, and design your own poster. Refreshments and art materials provided. No RSVP required—bring a friend!

This event is free for teens; pick up a ticket in the lobby.

Halloween Teen NightFRI, Oct 25, 20195–7:30 pmSave the date! New York City teens are invited to Halloween Teen Night at ...
10/23/2019

Halloween Teen Night
FRI, Oct 25, 2019
5–7:30 pm

Save the date! New York City teens are invited to Halloween Teen Night at the Whitney Museum. Join Youth Insights Leaders for a night of music, dancing, costume making, tarot card readings, snacks, and more!

Questions? Contact Youth Programs at [email protected].

This event is free for teens. Refreshments and art materials provided. No RSVP required—bring a friend!

Open Studio for TeensSelect Fridays, 4–6 pmGrab your friends and get creative! New York City teens are invited to a free...
10/10/2019

Open Studio for Teens
Select Fridays, 4–6 pm

Grab your friends and get creative! New York City teens are invited to a free, drop-in artmaking 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.

October 11, 18

November 1, 8, 15, 22

December 6

Free for teens. Upon entering the Museum, pick up a ticket in the lobby. Program will take place on Floor 3.

Art College NightFRI, Oct 4, 20194–6 pmNew York City teens are invited to Art College Night at the Whitney Museum. Come ...
09/30/2019

Art College Night
FRI, Oct 4, 2019
4–6 pm

New York City teens are invited to Art College Night at the Whitney Museum. Come meet representatives from colleges with studio art, art history, and art education programs. Learn about scholarship opportunities, college essay writing tips, and much more!

This event is free. Refreshments and art materials provided. No RSVP required—bring a friend!

Questions? Contact Youth Programs [email protected].
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Open Studio for Teens: Robert BittenbenderFRI, Jul 26, 20191:30–4 pmNew York City teens are invited to a collaborative a...
07/23/2019

Open Studio for Teens: Robert Bittenbender
FRI, Jul 26, 2019
1:30–4 pm

New York City teens are invited to a collaborative art-making workshop with 2019 Biennial artist Robert Bittenbender. In his work, Bittenbender draws equal inspiration from traditional art materials such as paint and graphite as he does from cheap, found objects and detritus picked up off the street. He combines these materials to create improvisational assemblages.

Join Bittenbender for collaborative assemblage-making using velcro, plastic toys, and other found objects. Art supplies and refreshments will be provided—everyone is welcome.

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

Biennial Teen NightFRI, Jun 7, 20194–6:30 pmNew York City teens are invited to the Whitney to explore the 2019 Whitney B...
05/22/2019

Biennial Teen Night
FRI, Jun 7, 2019
4–6:30 pm

New York City teens are invited to the Whitney to explore the 2019 Whitney Biennial! Featuring seventy-five artists and collectives working in painting, sculpture, installation, film and video, photography, performance, and sound, the 2019 Biennial takes the pulse of the contemporary artistic moment.

Join Biennial artist Maia Ruth Lee for a discussion about her artistic practice and a workshop where teens will create their own talismans, powerful objects that influence and protect emotions. Youth Insights Leaders will lead interactive gallery activities, discussions, and art-making projects.

Free for teens. Upon entering the Museum, pick up a ticket in the lobby. Refreshments and art materials provided. No RSVP required—bring a friend!

Questions? Please email [email protected].

05/10/2019
Youth Insights at the Whitney Museum's cover photo
04/18/2019

Youth Insights at the Whitney Museum's cover photo

Open Studio for TeensSelect Fridays 1:30pm –4 pmGrab your friends and get creative! New York City teens are invited to a...
04/18/2019

Open Studio for Teens
Select Fridays
1:30pm –4 pm

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.

July 12, 26

August 2

Open Studio for Teens: For FreedomsFRI, Mar 15, 20194–6 pmIn conjunction with Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again, th...
03/12/2019

Open Studio for Teens: For Freedoms
FRI, Mar 15, 2019
4–6 pm

In conjunction with Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again, this drop-in program invites participants to conceptualize and create their own billboard designs, exploring the power of advertising and large-scale images as Warhol did in his work. Joined by members of For Freedoms, participants will explore what it means for artwork to co-opt the commercial and political space. Will our messages collectively hold up over time? Do they provoke questions? Do they tell deeper stories?

Warhol Queer Teen Night: For LGBTQ+ Youth and AlliesFRI, Mar 8, 20194–6:30 pmLGBTQ+ youth and allies are invited to a ce...
03/06/2019

Warhol Queer Teen Night: For LGBTQ+ Youth and Allies
FRI, Mar 8, 2019
4–6:30 pm

LGBTQ+ youth and allies are invited to a celebration inspired by the life and work of Andy Warhol at the Whitney Museum! Join youth from the LGBT Center and Whitney Youth Insights (YI) Leaders for art-making, performances with artist Raja Feather Kelly, snacks, and tours of Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again.

Open Studio for Teens: Lower East Side PrintshopFRI, Mar 1, 20194–6 pmThe Whitney’s Education Department is hosting The ...
02/25/2019

Open Studio for Teens: Lower East Side Printshop
FRI, Mar 1, 2019
4–6 pm

The Whitney’s Education Department is hosting The Lower East Side Printshop for an artist residency inspired by Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again. Schools, community organizations, families, and teens are invited to try their hand at the silk screening process and to experiment with some of the printmaking techniques that Andy Warhol used in his own work. Participants will look at artwork created by Warhol and then make their own prints on tote bags with guidance from the Printshop’s master printers and staff.

Warhol Queer Teen Night: For LGBTQ+ Youth and AlliesFRI, Mar 8, 20194–6:30 pm LGBTQ+ youth and allies are invited to a c...
02/25/2019

Warhol Queer Teen Night: For LGBTQ+ Youth and Allies
FRI, Mar 8, 2019
4–6:30 pm

LGBTQ+ youth and allies are invited to a celebration inspired by the life and work of Andy Warhol at the Whitney Museum! Join youth from the LGBT Center and Whitney Youth Insights (YI) Leaders for art-making, performances with artist Raja Feather Kelly, snacks, and tours of Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again.

Applications for the fall 2018 semester of Youth Insights (YI) Artists are now open! YI Artists is a free program that b...
07/31/2018
Youth Insights Artists Fall 2018

Applications for the fall 2018 semester of Youth Insights (YI) Artists are now open! YI Artists is a free program that brings teens together with contemporary artists, providing opportunities to work collaboratively, discuss art critically, and think creatively. YI Artists make art inspired by this exchange. Click below for the application! Apply by Tuesday, September 11.

Name of the teacher writing your recommendation. If you are a returning applicant, please include the name of your original recommender. NOTE: Recommending teachers will be asked to fill out an online recommendation form. Further instructions will be given at the end of the application. If you are a...

#whitneyteens had a great time at Dia:Beacon last week! Youth Insights Introductions and Arts Careers teens had the oppo...
07/30/2018

#whitneyteens had a great time at Dia:Beacon last week! Youth Insights Introductions and Arts Careers teens had the opportunity to meet up with Dia Teens, explore the galleries, and create art inspired by the artist Mary Corse.

Youth Insights (YI) Arts Careers hanging out on the Whitney's roof! YI Arts Careers is a free summer program for NYC tee...
07/12/2018

Youth Insights (YI) Arts Careers hanging out on the Whitney's roof! YI Arts Careers is a free summer program for NYC teens that allows them to explore arts careers and institutions around the city.

On February 11, the Whitney’s Youth Insights (YI) Leaders hosted Speak Up, Speak Out! a teen summit on Sunday, February ...
03/14/2018
whitney.org

On February 11, the Whitney’s Youth Insights (YI) Leaders hosted Speak Up, Speak Out! a teen summit on Sunday, February 11. This event was inspired by the history of activism presented in the exhibition An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney's Collection, 1940-2017. YI Leaders and New York City teens shared their ideas about political and social justice issues that matter to them. Click here to read more!

On November 4, 2017, the Whitney hosted a special reunion to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Youth Insights (YI), a...
03/12/2018
whitney.org

On November 4, 2017, the Whitney hosted a special reunion to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Youth Insights (YI), an after-school and summer program that connects New York City high school students to art and artists. The program was founded in 1997 and continues to grow. YI alumni, artists, and staff gathered to catch up and reminisce about the evolution of the program. Click here to read more!

03/07/2018
Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

Youth Insights Introductions is a free summer program for NYC high school students who are English Language Learners. The program welcomes teens to the Whitney to explore, discover, and discuss American art, and to create original works of art and writing. We supply free MetroCards and all art supplies. Apply by April 6! http://bit.ly/2D52EvM

Artist and Educator Shaun Leonardo led a captivating performance workshop about memory, trauma, and connectivity.
03/01/2018

Artist and Educator Shaun Leonardo led a captivating performance workshop about memory, trauma, and connectivity.

Kyle Somersall of  my innerglow led a guided meditation and discussion about self-care.
03/01/2018

Kyle Somersall of my innerglow led a guided meditation and discussion about self-care.

The Whitney’s Youth Insights (YI) Leaders hosted Speak Up, Speak Out! A teen summit on Sunday, February 11. YI Leaders a...
03/01/2018

The Whitney’s Youth Insights (YI) Leaders hosted Speak Up, Speak Out! A teen summit on Sunday, February 11. YI Leaders and New York City teens shared their ideas about political and social justice issues that matter to them.

Speak Up, Speak Out! A Whitney Teen Summit on Sunday, February 11 from 3 - 6pm. Join us for artist workshops with Shaun ...
02/08/2018

Speak Up, Speak Out! A Whitney Teen Summit on Sunday, February 11 from 3 - 6pm. Join us for artist workshops with Shaun Leonardo and Badlands Unlimited, meditation sessions with my innerglow, DIY Screenprinting, an open mic, and much more!

Speak Up, Speak Out! A Whitney Teen Summit on Sunday, February 11 from 3 - 6pm. Join us for artist workshops with Shaun ...
02/02/2018

Speak Up, Speak Out! A Whitney Teen Summit on Sunday, February 11 from 3 - 6pm. Join us for artist workshops with Shaun Leonardo and Badlands Unlimited, meditation sessions with my innerglow, DIY screen printing, an open mic, and much more!

Applications for the spring 2018 semester of Youth Insights (YI) Artists are due in two days! Apply by Wednesday, Decemb...
12/18/2017
Youth Insights Artists Spring 2018

Applications for the spring 2018 semester of Youth Insights (YI) Artists are due in two days! Apply by Wednesday, December 20 for a chance to work with Whitney artists, and discuss and create art with other NYC teens.

Name of the teacher writing your recommendation. If you are a returning applicant, please include the name of your original recommender. NOTE: Recommending teachers will be asked to fill out an online recommendation form. Further instructions will be given at the end of the application.

Applications for the spring 2018 semester of Youth Insights Artists are now open! Applications are due by Monday, Decemb...
11/29/2017
Youth Insights Artists Spring 2018

Applications for the spring 2018 semester of Youth Insights Artists are now open! Applications are due by Monday, December 18 at 11:59 PM.

Name of the teacher writing your recommendation. If you are a returning applicant, please include the name of your original recommender. NOTE: Recommending teachers will be asked to fill out an online recommendation form. Further instructions will be given at the end of the application.

The Studio Museum in Harlem
11/05/2017

The Studio Museum in Harlem

Hey NYC #teens! There's still time to apply for Expanding the Walls 2018 and our newest program Teen Leadership Council! Deadline extended to Sunday, November 5. Click here to apply and learn more: http://bit.ly/2xXFhCG

"On Sunday June 11, the last day of the  Biennial, I hosted “Let Your Voice be Heard: a Socratic Seminar and Performance...
10/30/2017
Let Your Voice be Heard: a Socratic Seminar and Performance | Whitney Museum of American Art

"On Sunday June 11, the last day of the Biennial, I hosted “Let Your Voice be Heard: a Socratic Seminar and Performance” in Salón-Sala-Salón. I hosted this event because I believe that spaces created for discussion and reflection catalyze change." Read more about YI alum Gia's event by following the link!

Throughout my high school career, I was vocal about issues related to equity. I asked my school’s administration to hold a meeting about inclusion, but it never happened. Instead, my concerns were met with pessimism and cynicism. Recognizing the significance of having conversations about education,…

Halloween Teen Night is in two days!
10/25/2017

Halloween Teen Night is in two days!

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