The Jewish Museum offers unique opportunities for teens to engage with the arts. Learn about and register for after-school and summer classes; consider applying for the Teen Intern Program; submit artwork to contests; connect with other teens; and browse the JM Teens blog for inspiration and ideas about art and culture.

Teen Intern Program

The year-long Teen Intern Program offers students entering grades 9 through 12 the opportunity to gain work experience by assisting professional educators in the Museum’s art studio and galleries, while simultaneously exploring art and Jewish culture and developing their own creative interests. Students accepted into the program can fulfill community service hours or internship requirements at their school.

Space is limited and students must commit to monthly training sessions. Applications due March 17.

For more information about the program, please call 212.423.3254 or e-mail teenprograms@thejm.org.

High School Video Workshop

In this free after-school program, students entering grades 9 – 12 work with a teaching artist to learn the basics of video production, including storyboarding, cinematography, and editing. Using the Museum’s exhibitions as inspiration, students work in small groups to create their own films. No prior experience necessary – beginners are welcome!

Teens participate in the High School Video Workshop.

Spring 2017

Ten Thursdays: March 9, 16, 23 & 30; April 6, 20 & 27; May 4, 11 & 18, 2017; 4:30 – 7 pm, plus a final screening.

    Internship Application (PDF)

    Application deadline: Monday, February 6, 2017. Workshop space is limited, and students must attend all sessions. For more information, please call 212.423.3254 or email teenprograms@thejm.org.

    The High School Video Workshop Series is made possible through the generosity of the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.

    Additional support is provided through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Videos from previous High School Video Workshops:

Mr. Wills Desired Fortune , created by Lesli, Lizbeth, Luz, and Hendry for the Fall 2015/ Winter 2016 High School Video Workshop.

Unspoken, created by Anastassia, Yisharah, and Hector for the Fall 2015/ Winter 2016 High School Video Workshop.

Possessed, created by Janairy, Adrianna, Qihan, Christopher, Hailey, and Tyrique, for the Fall 2015/ Winter 2016 High School Video Workshop.

Pink. Blue. Red. , created by Monet, Marc, and Anthony for the Fall 2015/ Winter 2016 High School Video Workshop.

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Summer Studio

Teens participate in the Summer Studio.

Students discuss ideas, experiment with materials, and create their own works of art in this week-long summer program.

Summer 2016 dates:

August 8 -12
Middle School Students: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
High School Students: 1:30 - 5:00 pm

Discover the exhibition Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist and consider how design impacts the way you experience New York City. Burle Marx helped shape lush and colorful environments in cities across Brazil – from the remarkable mosaic pavements of Rio’s Copacabana Beach to the gardens of Brasilia. Explore the Museum’s urban surroundings - including our neighbor Central Park - for inspiration, and create works of art both inside the studio and outside in the natural world. Experiment with paint, collage, 3-d materials, and photography to reconfigure and reimagine the city around us.

For more information, please call 212.423.3254 or email teenprograms@thejm.org.


In conjunction with The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film and Masterpieces & Curiosities: Alfred Stieglitz’s The Steerage, teens ages 13–18 were invited to submit original photographs inspired by the idea of making the everyday abstract. Congratulations to the winning photographs!

For more information regarding upcoming contests, please call 212.423.3254 or email teenprograms@thejm.org.

  • Honeycomb by Emily Millman

    1st place
    By Emily Millman

  • New York City 2015 by Elizabeth McNamara

    Honorable Mention
    New York City 2015
    By Elizabeth McNamara

  • Untitled by Maya Aviva Shur

    2nd place
    By Maya Aviva Shur

  • Pigeons on 2nd Avenue by Sofia Ray Malmoli

    Honorable Mention
    Pigeons on 2nd Avenue
    By Sofia Ray Malmoli

  • Park Drain by Eliza Rinn

    3rd place
    Park Drain
    By Eliza Rinn