The Modern’s Teen/Artist Project is an ongoing program in which the museum partners with regional and national artists to expand the art practice and knowledge of young, aspiring artists chosen through a portfolio and application process. The program accepts 15-20 high school students for an eight-month course which meets three hours each Sunday at the Modern, and occasionally other locations as prescribed by the specifics of each project. An important objective of TAP is for participants, both students and visiting artists, to develop a personal and meaningful relationship with the Modern and its holdings through close and continuous investigations. Visiting artists work with the Modern EDU department to design relevant and challenging seminars spanning one to four weeks. These artist-run workshops generally consist of transdisciplinary conversations within the museum galleries and corresponding projects in the museum’s studio. The Modern strives to fully collaborate with each visiting artist to achieve the most effective programming, including an occasional offsite project or visit. With every eight-month TAP season, participants glean rich insights into the ideas and practices of the makers and thinkers they’ve had the opportunity to work with as well as developing their own attitudes and impulses within the field of contemporary art. This program is as demanding as it is rewarding. Students are required to make a firm commitment to attend class regularly, participate in class discussions and group projects, and ultimately contribute work/projects for the TAP exhibition at the close of each season.


TAP 2017–2018 Student Artist Roster

Brian Dickson Jr.                       (Young Men’s Leadership Academy)

Taryn Dorety                             (Arlington Heights High School)

Mason Dimock                          (Boswell High School)

Kristiàn Gayton                         (Young Men’s Leadership Academy)

Sophie Hulce                             (Connections High School)

Imani Jackson                           (Central High School)

Leilani Lopez-Mones                  (Northside High School)

Rachel Massey                         (Southwest Christian School)

Maggie Oliveira                         (Boswell High School)

Erik Salcedo                             (South Hills High School)

Caroline Senyszyn                    (Arlington Heights High School)

Lola Skjolsvik                           (Trinity High School)

Vanessa Silva                           (Fort Worth Country Day)

Hope Sims                                (Aledo High School)

Hanna Still                                (Arlington Heights High School)

Saffron Windsor                        (Paschal High School)