Passionate about art? Explore how art history, art making, and museum studies relate to the world today, in one of the many teen programs at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Look closely at artwork, create public works of art, interact with practicing artists, and experience the Museum behind the scenes, with other high schoolers from across the Milwaukee area.
Teen programs are supported by the Milwaukee Public Schools Partnership for the Arts and the Milwaukee Public Schools Recreation Department Arts Internship Program.
The Milwaukee Art Museum invites arts-interested teens to make an impact on the Museum, its visitors, and programs. In this paid internship, 16 teens will go behind the scenes, then apply that knowledge to real projects and programs that will help the Museum reach its community this summer, particularly working with the 30 Americans exhibition, which features African-American contemporary artists.
ArtXpress brings together a diverse group of Milwaukee teens to create a public work of art to address issues in the community in a positive way. Over the course of three weeks, teens work with local artists to create a mural in response to community issues. The mural is then displayed for a year on a Milwaukee county bus. Artist-interns also learn about careers in the arts.
In this engaging, multidisciplinary exploration of art history, arts-interested teens learn how to critically interpret works of art in the Museum Collection. They gain career skills and experience in museum studies through research for a creative final project. Students must be nominated by a teacher to apply.
Teachers, submit your students’ artwork to the Scholastic Art Awards! The Scholastic Art Awards provides creative teenagers with early recognition of their work by local and national professionals in the arts, and with exhibition opportunities with regional and national audiences.