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Experimental Study Program for Teens

This nine-session program will offer teens the chance to learn about contemporary art, work directly with artists, and engage in critical discussions about culture.

Chris Ofili, Afronirvana, 2002. Oil, acrylic, polyester resin, aluminum foil, glitter, map pins, and elephant dung on canvas, 108 × 144 in (274.3 × 365.7 cm). Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London, and Victoria Miro, London

Professional Development Seminar: Chris Ofili

Join New Museum staff on Tuesday, November 4, for a professional development seminar for high school teachers related to the exhibition “Chris Ofili: Night and Day” at the New Museum, on view October 29, 2014–February 1, 2015.

Teen Apprentices, Inhotim, and Block Party Volunteers. Photo by Shannon Phipps

Teen Apprentices on Block Party and Teen Summit

The New Museum Teen Apprentice Program runs for six weeks each summer and offers work experience and exposure to contemporary art to local teens. This summer Teen Apprentices worked alongside youth from Inhotim, a contemporary art museum in southeast Brazil, on the New Museum's annual Block Party and then convened for the inaugural Teen Summit to discuss museums and community engagement.

Érik Bullot, Faux Amis, 2012. Digital video, color, sound; 14:33 min. Courtesy the artist

Temporary Center for Translation

The Temporary Center for Translation is a site for pedagogical exchange founded on the importance of translation as a mode for thinking, making, and doing. In the associated lesson, students explore how language functions in the transference of information from one state into another through close examination of two of the artworks presented in the Center.




The New Museum's mission is to promote New Art and New Ideas. The Global Classroom (G:Class) utilizes the Museum as a resource to enhance learning and engage high school students through the exploration of contemporary art connecting to local, global, and cultural issues that affect their lives.

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