Youth Insights Blog

YI Arts Careers visits the Brooklyn Museum
Jul 31, 2017

Group picture of teens at Brooklyn Museum.

YI Arts Careers teens meet with the Brooklyn Museum’s Museum Apprentice Program teens. Photograph by Valerie Chang

On July 19, YI Arts Careers visited the Brooklyn Museum. We saw the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women 1965-85, celebrating the art and activism of black women, from their perspective during the 1960s to the 1980s.

Teens at the Brooklyn Museum.

Museum Apprentice Program Teens explain their artmaking activity. Photograph by Valerie Chang

We also met with the teens in the Brooklyn Museum’s Museum Apprentice Program (MAP), and learned about their work as teen tour guides. They even gave us a brief tour of the exhibition which included an art-making activity!

Teens seated on the floor.

Ximena Izquierdo, Teen Programs Coordinator at the Brooklyn Museum, shares her career path with YI Arts Careers. Photograph by Valerie Chang

Overall, I feel that visiting the Brooklyn Museum was great because the exhibition was empowering, uplifting, and informative, and it was great to meet teens from a different museum.

By Daniela, YI Participant