Students in the Gugggenheim teen writing program


Behind the Scenes: A Teen Course
Behind the Scenes: A Teen Course

Photo: Tanya Ahmed

How does a museum operate? This exciting new program gives high schoolers an exclusive glimpse into the history and inner workings of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Over the course of five weeks, students explore the museum's beginnings, its evolving collection, and its special exhibitions with museum insiders like curators, conservators, and educators. By visiting the galleries after hours and participating in brief lectures and group discussions, students gain a deeper understanding of how this unique institution functions and what happens behind closed doors.

For grades 9–12.

$250 ($200 members). Financial assistance is available upon request. Registration required. For more information, please call 212 360 4254 or e-mail ckeogh@guggenheim.org.


Teen Volunteers at the Guggenheim
A teen volunteer

Photo: Hanna Washburn

We are looking for energetic, outgoing, and articulate high school students to volunteer on weekends. Guggenheim Teen Volunteers assist adult staff and volunteers in our weekend Family Programs. Assignments include being a liaison for families in the lobby at our Family Programs Kiosk and facilitating gallery activities in our Just Drop In! programs.

Being a Teen Volunteer is great for fulfilling community service requirements, resume-building, and college applications. Please send a resume and statement of interest to teenvolunteers@guggenheim.org. Write “Teen Volunteer” in the subject line.

Deadlines to Apply

Summer Corps (June, July, and August commitment): April 24
Academic Year (September through May commitment): July 24


Teen Nights at the Guggenheim
Photo: Enid Alvarez

Photo: Emily Rivlin-Nadler

The Guggenheim invites teens to spend an evening exploring the exhibitions on view and enjoying music and refreshments. The most recent Teen Night was held in conjunction with Carrie Mae Weems’ weekend event, Carrie Mae Weems LIVE. Teens were invited to meet Weems' friend and fellow artist Carl Hancock Rux, followed by collaborative art making and refreshments.

Guggenheim Museum

Plan Your Visit

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
(at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173
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Hours & Ticketing

See Plan Your Visit for more information on ticketing, including holiday hours.

Adults $25
Students and Seniors (65 years +) with valid ID $18
Children under 12 Free
Members Free


Multimedia Guides

Multimedia guides are free with admission.

Further information:
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