Teen Summer Institute (Grades 9–12)
Each June, a select group of high school students spends two weeks exploring the National Gallery of Art from the inside out. The High School Summer Institute introduces students to a variety of art careers through behind-the-scenes tours and job shadows, fosters discussions about art in the Gallery's collection, and includes work on a student exhibition that will be open to the public. The program is designed for students with a genuine interest in art and museums and a desire to work collaboratively with teens from across the metropolitan Washington region.
Participants are chosen through a competitive application process. Students enrolled in grades nine through twelve in a school located in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia are eligible to apply.
The next Summer Institute will take place June 16–27, 2014. Please check back in winter 2014 for updates and application deadlines.