Students sitting on the floor of the gallery with sketchbook in hand.

Photo: Bryan Conley.

Teen Programs

CMOA 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

The Youth Art Initiative (YAI) is a one-year program that invites a group of High Schoolers to experience the museum behind the scenes. In YAI, we look closely at artwork, and interact with practicing artists and museum professionals. Together we create and implement programs, lead conversations in the galleries, and influence the future of Teen Programs at Carnegie Museum Art.

Applications for the 2018–2019 session are due August 17, 2018. Join the Youth Art Initiative today!

Youth Artist Studio

Are you an emerging artist in grade 10–12 looking for studio space, mentorship from practicing artists, and guidance about the professional art world? Youth Artist Studio at Carnegie Museum of Art is accepting applications for the inaugural 18-week program. Dive more deeply into your own art practice inspired by the Carnegie International exhibition and a major collection of the art of our time.

Applications for the 2018–2019 session are due August 17, 2018. Apply for Youth Artist Studio today!

Carnegie Legacy Girls Membership Program

The Carnegie Legacy Girls Membership Program welcomes High School girls as members for a full year to all four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (CMP). This free membership program provides all the benefits of CMP Dual membership, plus special Carnegie Legacy Girls communications. Through membership, the Carnegie Legacy Girls have access to all the resources of the museums to learn, explore, and imagine.

To qualify, you must be 13–18 years old and not yet graduated from high school. This membership is designed to assist families for whom the cost of a museum membership is a burden. Apply for a Carnegie Legacy Girls Membership today!.

Carnegie Legacy Girls is supported by CMOA, and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.


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