Teens

The Jewish Museum offers unique opportunities for teens to engage with the arts. Learn more about and register for after-school and summer classes and the Teen Intern Program here.

Teen Intern Program

In the Jewish Museum's Teen Intern program, students entering grades 9 through 12 gain work experience by assisting professional educators in the Museum’s art studio and galleries, while exploring art and Jewish culture and developing their own creative interests. Accepted students can fulfill community service hours or internship requirements for their schools. Space is limited (program is competitive) and students must commit to all training sessions. This year's Teen Internship program is currently on haitus due to COVID-19.

For more information, please e-mail teenprograms@thejm.org.

High School Video Workshop


Teens participate in the High School Video Workshop.

In this free after-school program, students in 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!

Space is limited and students must commit to monthly training sessions. For more information, please e-mail teenprograms@thejm.org.

The High School Video Workshop Series is made possible through the generosity of the Gray Foundation, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc. and the Pamela and Richard Rubinstein Foundation. Additional support is provided through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council and Council Member Peter Koo.

Videos from previous High School Video Workshops:

Created by Jennifer V., Yamile B., and Jonathan L. for the 2019 High School Video Workshop at the Jewish Museum.

Created by Caitlyn C., Charlotte M., Robin D., David M., and Jiada V. for the 2019 High School Video Workshop at the Jewish Museum.

Created by Lara B., Dario F., Sarah K., and Himika H. for the 2019 High School Video Workshop at the Jewish Museum.

Created by Sarah, Edison C., Joon, and Sabbir for the 2019 High School Video Workshop at the Jewish Museum.

Created by Edison T., Georgia, Jenna, Maiesha, and Rose for the 2019 High School Video Workshop at the Jewish Museum.

Created by Maria, Joli Amour, Deianara, Josh, and Yeshi for the 2019 High School Video Workshop at the Jewish Museum.

Created by Sameer, Kiara, Maximo, and Jorge for the 2019 High School Video Workshop at the Jewish Museum.

Next Previous

 

Teen Poster Contest: Meaningful Messages

Installation view of "We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz" October 1, 2020 - February 7, 2021, at the Jewish Museum, NY. Photo: Kris Graves

The Jewish Museum’s exhibition, We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz, explores artists’ responses to social injustice, including anti-Semitism, racism, oppression, and discrimination, from the early 20th century to the present moment. Featuring works of painting, sculpture, photography, and video, the exhibition also includes 36 commissioned posters by contemporary artists.

The Jewish Museum invites middle and high school students to draw inspiration from the exhibition and create posters that communicate meaningful messages in response to injustice.

Contest Guidelines:
Posters may be created utilizing any medium—paint, photography, collage, digital media, etc.—but must be submitted digitally. Please submit images as .jpg files.

Applicant information and poster designs must be submitted via the Google Submission Form

All images and content must be your own original work or free from copyright restrictions. One high school winner and one middle school winner will be chosen. Winning posters will be featured on the Museum's website and social media platforms. Winners will also receive a poster, created by a contemporary artist, commissioned by the Museum for the exhibition, We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz.

Submissions deadline: January 22, 2021.

For more information, please email teenprograms@thejm.org