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Claudia is a member of the Museum's Teen Advisory Group.

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A Machine Worth Much More Than a Penny!

Claudia, TAG Member

Posted: Monday, July 23, 2012

Sculpture has long been my favorite type of art, but there is one sculpture in Spies in the House of Art—a box construction by Joseph Cornell—that particularly captures my imagination.

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"Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful"

Claudia, TAG Member

Posted: Monday, April 30, 2012

Virginie Avegno Gautreau (Madame X) was twenty-four when John Singer Sargent painted her portrait. He originally painted it with the right strap of her dress hanging off her shoulder, but the work received such criticism at the 1884 Parisian salon exhibition that he later repainted the strap. When Sargent sold this portrait to the Met, he asked the Museum to title the work Madame X so that she and her family would not be shamed by the painting's reception.

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This blog, written by the Metropolitan Museum's Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and occasional guest authors, is a place for teens to talk about art at the Museum and related topics.