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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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Finding Identity: Works by Scholastic Gold Key Award Recipients

Claire D., Guest Blogger; Maya, Guest Blogger; and Yanqing, Guest Blogger

Posted: Friday, March 27, 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.

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Poetry of the City: Works by Scholastic Gold Key Award Recipients

Skye, Guest Blogger; Jennell, Guest Blogger; and Claire S., Guest Blogger

Posted: Friday, March 20, 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.

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A Piece of Peace

Kayla L., High School Intern

Posted: Friday, March 13, 2015

Millions call New York City, one of the greatest cities in the world, "the Big Apple" and home. In a city known for skyscrapers, amazing scenery, and people on the go, sometimes New Yorkers need a little peace. Between bus horns, cars honking, and people talking, finding a place to relax can be hard. As a junior in high school, the year when college becomes a priority, I am even more stressed with SAT/ACT prep, AP classes, and keeping a high GPA. Central Park, a supposed offer of beautiful scenery and serenity, is hardly ever quiet because events are always happening. Home is an alternative, but sometimes being home can lead to distractions—family, house duties, annoying parents, and siblings. Despite all of my chaos, finding peace became possible thanks to the Met.

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Behind the Portraits of Madame Cézanne

Desiree, High School Intern

Posted: Friday, March 6, 2015

My first impression of Hortense Fiquet, or Madame Cézanne, is that she has the face of the disapproving old woman who lives next door to you. Her expression is similar to that of someone unaware they're having their picture taken. Regardless of her harsh looks, post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne decided to depict his wife, time and time again, over a twenty-year period, presenting Fiquet in a serene light that gives her an air of mystery and intrigue.

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We Are All Human

Angela R., Teen Writer and High School Intern

Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015

I have been practicing and studying photography for the past six years, both in and outside of school. It has become a big part of how I perceive the world. And, as a senior in high school, I have started to think about what kind of legacy I want my work to leave behind.

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Intern Insights: Summer 2014

Ana, Former Summer High School Intern

Posted: Friday, February 6, 2015

Last summer I was a high school intern at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Working at the Met was a dream for me. Each morning I took the train from Brooklyn to the Museum Mile, with my Met ID hanging around my neck, excited about the day ahead. I've been visiting the Met for years with my family and friends, and had always wanted to be a part of it.

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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.