Teen Programs


Teen Advisory Board

The Noguchi Museum’s Teen Advisory Board [TAB] is a free after-school program for high school students. Each year, TAB members advise the Museum on how to better serve teen audiences and plan events that promote the Museum to their peers. This year, TAB members will become immersed in the Museum and the work of Isamu Noguchi through tours, activities, and behind the scenes experiences with Museum operations and staff. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit other museums and engage with museum teen programs around the city. TAB members may receive community service and/or internship credit for their participation in this program. TAB meets every Wednesday from 4:30–6:30 pm, November through May.

High School students who are interested in joining TAB must complete and submit the TAB Application no later than Wednesday, November 8, 2017. During the 2017-18 school year, TAB meetings begin on November 15, 2017 and conclude on May 16, 2018.


Making Your Mark

Making Your Mark [MYM] is a free summer program that introduces teens to the work and vision of Isamu Noguchi and provides a supportive environment where participants can identify and pursue their own creative interests. This summer, the core activities of MYM will include looking at and discussing art at The Noguchi Museum, learning drawing techniques and how to work with traditional sculptural materials such as plaster and clay. Experiences in the Museum's galleries and studio space will be deepened through group reflection and trips to other museums and galleries. The program will culminate in an end-of-summer exhibition and reception to which friends and family are invited. Making Your Mark is open to high school students entering 10th through 12th grade.

MYM 2017 meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11am-3pm beginning on July 5th and ending on August 3rd. The reception for the culminating exhibition will take place on Friday, August 4th. Applications for the next cohort will be posted in Spring 2018.

Learn More

For more information about teen programs at The Noguchi Museum, or to be added to our teen mailing list, please email education@noguchi.org or call 718.204.7088, extension 203.

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The Noguchi Museum’s education programs are supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and an anonymous donor.