Experimental Study Program, Spring 2019 Application 

New Museum

This spring, the New Museum will again offer its semester-long program for young people aged fifteen to nineteen. Participants will meet every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m., from February 28 to May 2 (excluding April 25). Now in its twelfth season, this program provides youth with the chance to learn about contemporary art, engage directly with artists, and participate in intimate, critical discussions about culture. Through close work with peers and interactive workshops, participants have the opportunity to collaborate meaningfully with artists-in-residence at the New Museum.

This season, the Experimental Study Program will explore the theme of INHERITANCE with artist Jeffrey Gibson. Interested in traditional Indigenous handcraft techniques and aesthetics, Gibson will explore the histories and futures of these practices. Over the course of Gibson’s residency, a new set of garments will be produced and activated through photography and performance in the Fifth Floor Gallery. ESP participants will consider how knowledge of traditional techniques is received and perpetuated in contemporary contexts.

The Museum seeks applications from youth who are curious about contemporary art and enthusiastic about connecting with their peers.


The Experimental Study Program is free.


Please fill out the following form and respond to the prompts below.


Submit the completed application by February 7, 2019.


Contact schoolandteen@newmuseum.org with questions.

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