My latest article in Studies in Art Education is a conceptual analysis of youth in visual art education. This paper will be particularly useful for scholars who are doing research with youth. I show how youth can be deployed discursively to frame, produce, and buttress arguments about the role of art education in society and the need for particular approaches to curriculum and instruction. My literature review is organized around four themes: Youth as (1) transition, (2) culture, (3) difference, and (4) image. In presenting these four themes, my aim is to support art education researchers as they extend, refine, clarify, and deepen their analysis in ways that have positive concrete effects on young people through art education. The article can be read here. The accepted pre-publication version can be read for free on the Cambridge repository.