2017 Exhibition
Making Your Mark

Making Your Mark [MYM] is a free summer art program for high school students. Through an immersion in the work and vision of artist Isamu Noguchi, it provides a supportive environment where participants can identify their creative interests and build their art portfolio. 

The core activities of MYM include learning about traditional sculptural materials and curating a final exhibition. Experiences in the Museum’s galleries and studio space will be used to motivate art making projects, and be deepened through group reflection and trips to other museums. The program will culminate in an exhibition and reception to which families and friends are invited.

For current information about the status of this year’s program, please contact education@noguchi.org.

Noguchi Museum Teen Advisory Board presents their project 'Onwards' in Long Island City's Rainey...
Teen Advisory Board

The Noguchi Museum’s Teen Advisory Board [TAB] is an after-school paid internship for high school students. Each year, TAB interns advise the Museum on how to better serve teen audiences and plan projects that promote dialogue and inclusivity at the Museum.

TAB interns become immersed in the Museum and the work of Isamu Noguchi through tours, activities, and behind-the-scenes conversations with Museum staff. Through experiences with art, participants reflect on their lives and the cultural values of our society to develop the vision of the Board. Previous TAB cohorts have created projects such as community art installations, curated exhibitions, teen nights at the Museum, and published books.

TAB interns are paid a $500 stipend for the school year, receiving $250 at both the midpoint and end of the program. TAB meets every Thursday from 4:30–6:30 pm, November through May. Applications for the next cohort will be posted in Fall 2020.


Major support for education programs at The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum is provided by The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation. The programs are also supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.