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A work by Rachel Harrison. A self-portrait drawing by the artist with her reflection abstracted.

For New York City Teens

Location: Floor Three, Laurie M. Tisch Education Center and Susan and John Hess Family Theater

Youth Insights Leaders invite NYC teens to celebrate the moving image at Teen Event: Unravel!  Explore the exhibition Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016, participate in art-making and discussions led by Youth Insights Leaders, and take part in Unravel—a collaborative handmade 16 mm filmmaking project. Teens will get to see their creations projected on the big screen! 

Free for teens. Refreshments and art materials provided. No RSVP required—bring a friend! Questions? Email

For New York City Teens

Location: Floor Three, Laurie M. Tisch Education Center, Hearst Artspace

New York City teens are invited to a free drop-in art making program on Friday afternoons from 4–6 pm. Bring your works-in-progress or create something entirely new. Each week we provide a prompt for reflection and art-making inspired by current exhibitions. 

All supplies are provided and no previous art experience is required—everyone is welcome!

September 30

October 7, 14, 21

November 4, 18

December 2

Free for teens. Upon entering the Museum, pick up a ticket in the lobby and head up to Floor Three.

Teens use painting techniques to make are in an open studio workshop

Upcoming Programs



Since 1997, Youth Insights teens have explored the Whitney, organized fun public programs, and helped audiences to interpret and access American art and artists. This archive presents a selection of recent events, programs, and resources developed by and for teens.