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Teen Programs

Carnegie Museum of Art believes that teens should have a say in the programs they’re involved in, that they should be supported in their growth as young artists and be welcome to use the museum as a space to connect with art, ideas, and one another.

High School Summer Workshops

Express yourself through painting, design your dream house, or learn about what it means to curate. Art and architecture workshops show you new ways to create and use the whole museum for inspiration. Learn more about summer High School Workshops and available scholarships.

Youth Art Initiative

Carnegie Museum of Art’s Youth Art Initiative (YAI) is a museum advisory group focused on the engagement, advancement, and support of local Pittsburgh-area teens. YAI members collaborate with museum staff to plan and implement their own unique CMOA programs and relevant events. Members also can meet with and learn from a wide range of museum professionals and working artists. Designed as an ongoing program, YAI offers teens a compelling and comfortable space to explore their creativity while connecting with other teens to build a broad and inclusive community.

Join the Youth Art Initiative today!

Youth Artist Studio

Youth Artist Studio is a program for students in grades 10–12 who want to dedicate time to their art practice. Students meet weekly in the studio to work on developing ideas and skills, get constructive feedback, and learn how professional artists handle their careers.

Applications for the 2019–2020 session are due September 16, 2019. Apply for Youth Artist Studio today!

Teen Internships

Carnegie Museum of Art High School internships provide on-the-job experience for students who learn from and work alongside museum staff in a variety of professional roles. Interns build skills for future educational opportunities and develop an understanding of art museum careers.


Questions? Call the Teen Programs Coordinator at 412.622.3214 or email teens@cmoa.org.