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.

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Milwaukee Art Museum Teen Programs are supported by the Milwaukee Public Schools Partnership for the Arts & Humanities, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund, the Milwaukee Arts Board, the Wisconsin Arts Board, the Milwaukee Public Schools Recreation Department Arts Internship Program, the Helen Bader Foundation, Northwestern Mutual, and SC Johnson.

Satellite High School Program Fall: October 2–December 18, 2014
Spring: February 5–May 21, 2015
Select Thursdays, 4:30–7 PM

In the Satellite program, arts-interested teen interns delve into the Museum, engaging deeply with works of art, go behind the scenes, learn career skills, mentor elementary school students, and use iPads to produce videos on works of art.

ArtXpress Internship Program July 15–31, 2015
10:30 AM–2 PM

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 inspired by the museum's feature exhibition, learn about arts careers, and mentor elementary school students. The mural is then displayed for a year on a Milwaukee county bus.

  • Grades 11–12, Paid internship
  • Students must apply
  • Download ArtXpress Internship Program Application (coming soon)
Scholastic Art Awards-Wisconsin Regional Competition Submissions due late December 2014 On display Feb–March 2015

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.