About the Teen Docent Program

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The Teen Docent Program at the American Folk Art Museum teaches NYC high school students about the museum’s collections as well as careers in the arts through extended observation of exhibitions, hands-on activities, in-depth conversations, private curatorial tours, panel discussions, artist talks, and exchanges with other museum teen councils. Students gain public speaking and research skills, as well as work collaboratively to design their own tours of the museum based upon themes they develop together. Teen docent graduates are eligible to apply for paid summer jobs at the American Folk Art Museum, leading camp programs in the galleries.

Cover image: DOUBLE WEDDING RING QUILT / Artist Unknown, possibly African American / Probably Georgia / 1930-1940 / cotton / 86 1/4″ x 72″ (framed) / American Folk Art Museum, gift of Robert Bishop, 1993.4.19

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