The Lab for Teen Thinkers is a free year-long public humanities program for rising juniors and seniors presented by Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan.  Bard Graduate Center is a research institute located on the Upper West Side and offers MA and PhD degree programs that explore new ways of thinking about design history and material culture.

The summer intensive offers teens the unique opportunity to study with a variety of scholars, curators, PhD and MA students working in the fields of material culture, decorative arts, and design history. Teens learn about career pathways in the fields of museum education, library sciences, archaeology, conservation and curatorial studies. The summer intensive culminates with teens conducting independent research projects and sharing their ideas with community audiences.

Teens in the 2021 summer intensive 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.

Summer Intensive Dates: July 5–July 29, 2021
When: Monday –Thursday / Morning and Afternoon Sessions

Fall Session: September 2021 – February 2022 / Once A Month

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