Teen Programs


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 the Museum to their peers.

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 learn about each other and reflect on their lives, developing the values of the Board. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage the local community, visit other museums, and meet with teen programs around the city. TAB interns will be paid a $500 stipend for the school year, receiving $250 after both the midpoint and end of the program.

TAB meets Wednesdays from 4:30–6:30 pm, November through May. Applications for the next cohort will be posted in Fall 2019. Contact [email protected] with any questions about the program.

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 their creative interests and build their art portfolio. 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 2019 meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11 am–4 pm beginning on Tuesday, July 9 and ending on Thursday, August 8. The reception for the culminating exhibition will take place on Friday, August 9. Apply by Tuesday, May 14, 2019.


Learn More

For more information about teen programs at The Noguchi Museum, or to be added to our teen mailing list, please email [email protected] or call 718.204.7088, extension 203.

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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.