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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.

Due to the East Building renovation, the 2014 Teen Summer Institute will not be offered.