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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. High school students who are interested in joining TAB must complete and submit the TAB Application no later than Thursday, October 31, 2019. During the 2019-20 school year, TAB meetings begin on November 14, 2019, and conclude on May 14, 2020.

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Making Your Mark

Making Your Mark [MYM] is a free summer program that introduces rising high school juniors and seniors to the work and vision of Isamu Noguchi, and provides a supportive environment where participants can identify their creative interests and build their art portfolio. Core activities of MYM include looking at and discussing art at The Noguchi Museum, and exploring traditional sculptural materials such as plaster, clay, and stone. Experiences in the Museum’s galleries and studio space are deepened through group reflection and trips to other museums and galleries. The program culminates in an end-of-summer exhibition and reception to which friends and family are invited. 

Applications for the next cohort will be posted in Spring 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.