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Explore the Senses during Midwinter Recess!

Brittany Prieto, Former Assistant Museum Educator for Teen Programs, Education Department

Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Each day during the midwinter recess, the Met will be offering Art Explore for teens 11 to 14 years old. Together, we'll explore the different corners and collections of the Museum. Through close looking, conversation, and creative projects, we'll experience art with all of the senses.

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Lunar New Year: The Celebration You Don't Want to Miss

Mary Ann Bonet, Coordinator of Family, Teen, and Multigenerational Learning

Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2016

Don't miss out on one of the biggest events of the year! Thousands of people from all over New York come to the Met to celebrate Lunar New Year in February. There is something for everyone at the all-day festival this Saturday, February 6.

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The Vélez Blanco Patio: Your First Stop at the Met

Elsie, Former High School Intern

Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Although you may see your fellow museumgoers heading straight up the steps of the Great Hall after getting their admission stickers, I suggest that you begin by heading into the patio from the castle of Vélez Blanco, 1506–15. Inspired by ancient Rome, the richly decorated courtyard was created over five hundred years ago by Italian stonecutters working in Spain. The patio is impressive even from a distance, but I recommend taking a closer look like I did.

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The Power of Photography

Ambar, Guest Blogger

Posted: Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Welcome to the exhibition Grand Illusions: Staged Photography from the Met Collection, where you'll find your eyes wandering and your imagination running loose. At the exhibition's entrance, you'll see a lady in white, the Countess of Castiglione, in Pierre-Louis Pierson's La Frayeur. After losing myself in the Museum for three hours on an ordinary Tuesday, I found myself entranced by this lady in white. Clearly, she is a woman of finer taste: her dress is posh and hair exquisite. But, it was her pose that drew me in. I wondered, "What's wrong? Why is she running away?" And, as an afterthought, "Was it her fault?"

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Happy Holidays from MetTeens!

Chelsea Blance, Teen Programs Staff Member

Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Perhaps the most iconic Met holiday tradition is the annual installation of the Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche, on view through January 6. Starting in 1964, Loretta Hines Howard has donated more than two hundred eighteenth-century Neapolitan crèche figures to the Museum, and they have been on display each holiday season for almost forty years.

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The Remarkable Timelessness of Thomas Struth

Christopher, Former High School Intern

Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

While browsing through the Met's Collection Online, I stumbled upon the work of photographer Thomas Struth, who takes captivating photographs of public spaces around the world. Living in New York, I was especially drawn to the relatability of his photograph Crosby Street, Soho, New York.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Chelsea Blance, Teen Programs Staff Member

Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

In honor of Thanksgiving, we in Teen Programs thought we'd share a few of our favorite turkeys in the Met's collection to celebrate.

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The Great Debate

Ariana, Former High School Intern

Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Jules Bastien-Lepage's Joan of Arc has always intrigued me because Joan of Arc has always interested me as a historical figure, particularly because of the lack of women represented in history. Disguised as a man, Joan made her way to the besieged city of Orléans and helped to free it. After playing a role in various other military campaigns, she was captured and then burned at the stake.

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The Most Polarizing Kind of Art

Peter W., Former High School Intern

Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015

This is my first post for the Teen Blog, so I felt that I should write about something iconic, like maybe a Van Gogh, Rembrandt, or Picasso painting. Something that people would read about and think, "Wow! Not only do I want to go to the Met now, but I also want to read more by this Peter W." While I was wandering around looking for an artwork that would inspire debate and comments, I ended up in gallery 915, where I heard a couple arguing about a painting.

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We Took the Met by Storm!

Brooke, TAG Member

Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

At long last, teens took the Met last Friday, October 16, but with 4,440 teens dancing, exploring, and creating together, I'd say we stormed the Met! The event certainly lived up to and even surpassed the stories my friends shared from previous Teens Take the Met events. This time, I acquired my own stories from Loud Library, the partner activities, the dance party, and the cityscape from The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden.

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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.