Looking through mask for Orpheus
Isamu Noguchi, Set for George Balanchine’s Orpheus, 1947 (reworked and enlarged 1972). Noguchi Subscapes, June 15, 2022 – September 3, 2023. Photo: Nicholas Knight. ©INFGM / ARS

Making Your Mark 2024

Apply by May 20

Making Your Mark is a paid studio art-making intensive for rising junior and senior New York City public high school students. This summer, teen participants will focus on the role of connection in the artistic process. Drawing inspiration from works in Toshiko Takaezu: Worlds Within and Isamu Noguchi’s interest in connecting to the natural environment, students will experiment with interdisciplinary techniques, explore multiple aspects of their own creativity, self-expression, and personal growth, and collaborate on a culminating exhibition of their work at The Noguchi Museum.

Teen participants are expected to attend all sixteen sessions, meeting at The Noguchi Museum from July 8–August 1, 2024, Mondays–Thursdays, 11 am–4 pm. All art materials will be provided and students will receive a $600 stipend for full participation in the program, with the option to receive a MetroCard for transportation to the museum.

For more information about this program, contact education@noguchi.org.

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Making Your Mark is supported by the Windgate Foundation Art Education Fund, endowed with a major gift by the Windgate Foundation. Major support is provided by The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, with generous support from an anonymous donor. The program is 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 the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.