Thursday, June 21, 2012

Guggenheim Teen Night

Thank you to everyone who made it out to the teen night we worked on with the New Museum. We even got a New York Times mention!

We're excited to announce the Teen Night at the Guggenheim. We met with many of the Guggenheim staff back in the end of April to start working on this! This teen night will be slightly different, in that the night will revolve around one artist: Rineke Dijkstra. Dijkstra's works are mainly portrait photography and videos capturing youth (they are absolutely incredible). The artist will be onsite, in conversation with one of the subjects of her portraits, Almerisa, and the curator of the show, Jennifer Blessing.

Here's the rundown:

Guggenheim Teen Night 
in conjunction with Rineke Dijkstra: a retrospective

Guggenheim New York
1071 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

  • Photographer Rineke Dijkstra, subject Almerisa, AND curator Jennifer Blessing will be there to talk about the work
  • Chance to hang out in one of the coolest architectural spaces in the WORLD.
  • Music and refreshments
  •  uh....FREE!
  1. RSVP! This is required. Space is limited, so register ASAP.
  2. "Attend" on Facebook!
  3. Check out Dijkstra's work below!
Almerisa was captured over spans of her lifetime

Can't wait to see you all there! Let's get summer going.

-MTS Team

Friday, June 8, 2012

New Museum Teen Night

It's been a while since we've posted, but we're back! The NYC Museum Teen Summit has had a busy several months. A recent collaboration we have is with the New Museum, developing a Teen Night. We've been meeting with Audrey Hope, who runs gclass and oversees the New Museum's teen programming to plan out the first ever teen night at the New Museum. We're super excited to announce that the featured exhibitions will include Phyllida Barlow, Klara Lidén, and Carlos Motta, music performance by Mykki Blanco and DJ Physical Therapy and many hands on activities. We're at a one week countdown now! Come by, bring all your friends. It'll be a great summer kickoff.

Free and open to teens aged 14–19 with high school or government ID. No preregistration is required.

New Museum of Contemporary Art
235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002-1218

JUNE 15TH, 2012
6:30PM - 8:30PM

Art, music, friends = perfect Friday night

Check out some work from exhibiting artists and performers:

Klara Lidén

Phyllida Barlow

Carlos Motta


Hope to see you all there! 

Photos by New Museum
Teen Night at the New Museum is a G:Class program developed in collaboration with the NYC Museum Teen Summit.
*G:Class is the New Museum’s interdisciplinary art education program. G:Class empowers youth to think critically about global cultural issues and develop their own cultural perspectives and provides resources for professional educators to carry this forward. For more information visit