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Teen visitors arrive at the event and put on mustaches to play the role of detective.
Met staff, dressed in period costume, welcome the teen detectives.
Jimmy, Teen Advisory Group member, dressed up like Sherlock Holmes.
Lots of teens came on April 20 to solve the mystery of Madame X's murder.
Teen visitors pose for a picture before starting the mobile game.
Genevieve, Teen Advisory Group member, makes a sly pose for a friend before the event begins.
Mustaches, magnifying glasses, beads, caps, and pipes were available for teen participants to wear.
It was wonderful to see so many creative outfits!
Teens mingle and take photos before the event begins.
Teens watch the Murder at the Met trailer to learn more about the night in 1899 that Madame X was murdered.
Teen visitors watch in anticipation as the trailer reveals the events leading up to the murder.
Ethan, Teen Advisory Group member, dressed up as a detective for the event.
Attendees prepare to take a group photo in The Charles Engelhard Court.
Two teen visitors pose for a picture while investigating the case.
Teens work in small groups to discuss their suspicions and gather evidence from works of art.
Small groups "interview" a witness in the John Singer Sargent gallery.
A Met staff member poses in front of Madame X.
Teen visitors read their next clue in the galleries.
A small group discusses what they have learned so far about the suspects, weapons, and crime scenes.
Another creative nineteenth-century costume!
A small group discusses the game on the balcony of The Charles Engelhard Court.
Teens look closely for clues.
A small group poses for a picture.
Teens investigate a work of art to help them eliminate suspects.
Teens sketch the works of art in the American Wing that they liked best.
Friends take pictures of each other during the after-party.
Teens find pictures of themselves playing the game in the galleries.
Jamilah, Teen Advisory Group member, sketches her favorite work of art.
Teens visit different stations and enjoy food and music during the after-party.
Met staff members pose for a very serious picture in nineteenth-century dress.
One teen participant wore detective shades and carried a fan.
Teens react to Madame X.
On April 20, 2012, teens came to the Museum in droves to participate in a special murder mystery event. Read more about the event on the Teen Blog.