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Books for the Dead?

Fahim, Former High School Intern

Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Are you as fascinated as I am by the fact that approximately 2,400 years ago, the ancient Egyptians had manuscripts now known as Books of the Dead? Ever since I was old enough to read, ancient Egypt has captivated me. From the pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Giza, to the hieroglyphs and sarcophagi of the pharaohs, there are so many ancient Egyptian secrets and mysteries! Is it possible that aliens actually helped build the legendary pyramids? What do the drawings on the walls of their tombs represent? What is a Book of the Dead?

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Summer in the City (We're Taking a Break)

Ariel Greene, Education Programs Associate for Teen Programs, Education Department

Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

We in Teen Programs are cooling off with a little summer vacation this month. See you back here in September!

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My Life as a College Intern

Sasha Smith, College Intern

Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015

It was March, nearing the end of my senior year at the University of Southern California, and graduation and the real world were right around the corner. I needed a position working somewhere I could be proud of as a college graduate. I had applied for the Met's MuSe (Museum Seminar) Internship as a junior and was turned down, but I decided to reapply as a senior, having gained more experience in the interim. This time I was confident that I was the ideal MuSe Intern, and I was accepted in April, a month before graduation.

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What It's Like to Work at the Met

Diana, Former High School Intern

Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Most people are attracted to the Met for the art, but what happens behind the scenes captivates me far more. Not many people are given the opportunity to see the way the Museum works behind closed doors, but I was lucky enough to get that chance, and I now have a deeper love for the Museum and all of the work that goes into making it one of the best.

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What's Next? The College Group at the Met

Shayda Rahgozar, College Marketing Associate, Audience Development

Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Are you getting ready for your first year of college? My freshman year of college was a whirlwind, but I'll never forget getting dressed up with my friends to go to West Egg on the East Side: A (Great) Gatsby Party in The New American Wing, where all I needed was my student ID to attend an after-hours private viewing of The American Wing.

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A New World—China: Through the Looking Glass

Hallie, Guest Blogger

Posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Costume Institute's spring exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass, on view through September 7, captures the aura of China and its influence on Western fashion and culture. This exhibition juxtaposes art with fashion from designers who have made their mark in recent fashion history.

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Summer Programs: Where You Can Be a Teen

Sasha Smith, College Intern

Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

School's out and the Met is in! We had an awesome introduction to our Summer Programs with Teens Take the Met, an event filled with performances, photoshoots, jewelry making, an awesome dance party, and much more. Join us this summer to continue to explore your talents and learn about cultures from around the world.

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Things You Learn From People Watching

Itzel, High School Intern

Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

From New Yorkers to tourists, thousands of people visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art every day. I have admired these people from afar for a while and believe they are a part of the art. With people drawing, viewing, and talking about the artworks, there is so much diversity in one place. I sometimes find myself overwhelmed by the chaos of my studies, family, friends, and everything else I have going on, but I never thought that there might be other people who feel the same way and also find a safe haven within the Met.

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Remember Not to Forget

Vasiki, High School Intern

Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I have been interested in everything and anything that has even the slightest relation to ancient Egyptian culture since the seventh grade. My keen interest in the ancient Egyptians ranges from their polytheistic beliefs, to their political system, to their long line of pharaohs.

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We Took the Met

Sage, TAG Member

Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015

All of the hype around last Friday's Teens Take the Met event led to an exciting turnout of 2,044 teens showing up for the fun! That night, I chose to go to three of the most exciting areas: the temporary-tattoo parlor in Carson Family Hall, the tote bag–decorating stations in the Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court, and a number of activities in The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing.

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Teens Take the Met: Final Call

Sage, TAG Member

Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2015

If you haven't already heard, Teens Take the Met is happening this Friday, June 5, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Be there or be square!

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Teens Take the Met: A Fun and Carefree Night Out for Teens

Sage, TAG Member

Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015

Dancing, temporary tattoos, games, snacks, and mingling aren't necessarily the first things that come to mind when thinking about an evening at the Museum—but you can do all that, and more, at Teens Take the Met next Friday, June 5!

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Perfectly Imperfect

Brooke, TAG Member

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015

I find one-minute gesture, or figure, drawings very challenging. My desire to create an intriguing composition makes capturing the model's gesture in such a short period of time even harder. Normally, I look to the Met's collection for inspiration when I find myself confronted by an artistic problem, but, in this case, I thought: "How many one-minute gesture drawings are actually on display in a museum full of meticulously constructed masterpieces?"

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Enchanted by Antiques

Anika, Guest Blogger

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015

In celebration of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition, now on view in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, the Teen Blog will feature guest posts by Scholastic Gold Key Award writers from New York City through the close of the exhibition on May 17. This week's blogger, Anika, was awarded a Gold Key for her poem, "Tale of a River Stone."

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Art Conquers Islamophobia

Ayesha, Guest Blogger

Posted: Friday, May 8, 2015

In celebration of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition, now on view in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, the Teen Blog will feature guest posts by Scholastic Gold Key Award writers from New York City through the close of the exhibition on May 17. This week's blogger, Ayesha, was awarded a Gold Key for her personal essay/memoir, "The White Light."

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The Color of My Dreams

Amelie, Guest Blogger

Posted: Friday, May 1, 2015

In celebration of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition, now on view in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, the Teen Blog will feature guest posts by Scholastic Gold Key Award writers from New York City through the close of the exhibition on May 17. This week's blogger, Amelie, was awarded a Gold Key for her personal essay/memoir, "The White Light."

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Ancient History

Milo, Guest Blogger

Posted: Friday, April 24, 2015

In celebration of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition, now on view in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, the Teen Blog will feature guest posts by Scholastic Gold Key Award writers from New York City through the close of the exhibition on May 17. This week's blogger, Milo, was awarded a Gold Key for his dramatic script "The Cockroach in the Cage."

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A Review of Our Creative World

Endea, Guest Blogger

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015

In celebration of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition, now on view in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, the Teen Blog will feature guest posts by Scholastic Gold Key Award writers from New York City through the close of the exhibition on May 17. This week's blogger, Endea, was awarded a Gold Key for her poem "Feelings from 365."

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An Invitation to Look Up

Jackson, Guest Blogger

Posted: Friday, April 10, 2015

I invite you to look up from your phone. There is something almost sacred about the paintings and objects here at the Met. Stand in front of Johannes Vermeer's Young Woman with a Water Pitcher and look closely, see how blue light comes through the glass of the window and shadows the folds of her headdress. She puts a hand up to the window, lost in thought, as if unaware of you, and light reflects off of the pitcher—a deep blue from her dress and the mantle, and a pale blue from the glass.

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See You Later: A Farewell to New York City

Cal, Guest Blogger

Posted: Friday, April 3, 2015

In celebration of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition, now on view in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, the Teen Blog will feature guest posts by Scholastic Gold Key Award writers from New York City through the close of the exhibition on May 17. This week's blogger, Cal, was awarded a Gold Key for his personal essay/memoir, "Sure, I Guess."

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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.