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The Lab for Teen Thinkers is a free year-long public humanities program for rising juniors and seniors presented by Bard Graduate Center. The summer intensive offers teens the unique opportunity to study with a variety of scholars, curators, and PhD students working in the intersections of material culture, decorative arts, and design history. Teens learn about career pathways in museum education, library sciences, archaeology, conservation and curatorial studies. The summer intensive culminates with teens conducting research projects and sharing their ideas with community audiences. Upon successful completion of the summer program, teens receive a generous stipend and move into phase 2 of the program.

The 2020 summer intensive will take place online. Teens will research objects and artifacts related to Seneca Village, a 19th century community of predominantly African-Americans, many of whom owned property, in what is now Central Park.

Interested in applying? Join us for an online info session!
April 17 from 5-6pm

Online Info Session via Zoom

The Lab For Teen Thinkers Summer 2020 Program Dates Are:
July 6–August 6, 2020
Mondays–Thursdays / Morning and Afternoon Sessions
Where: Online!

Application Deadline: April 19, 2020
Acceptance Notification: May 4, 2020
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