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Global, Virtual Teens Take The Met! (Ages 13–19)

Free, though advance registration is recommended

Join us on Zoom, Instagram, and across social media for two days of Teens Take The Met!. Catch us on the @metteens Instagram account and follow along across our partners' social media platforms for art-making activities, performances, music, games, and conversations that center you and your interests. Discover what you can do with other cultural and community organizations from New York City and beyond.

Plan to join us? Register now to receive reminders. Please note: All ages may view the virtual content, but only registrants ages 13–19 may access the private Zoom sessions.

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The Basics
All you need to participate is a device (computer, phone, or tablet) with an internet connection to access Instagram, Zoom, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms.

The Activities!
All times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

The schedule is also available in Spanish and simplified Chinese.

Friday, August 6

4 pm
Kick off the weekend with opening performances and more / Zoom
Check out a teen-curated playlist plus live sets by DJ’s from Building Beats / Twitch

5 pm
Join our partner organizations across social media for performances, art making, conversations, and more.

Art & Resistance Through Education (ARTE) / @artejustice
The Art Institute of Chicago / @artinstituteteens
ArtsConnection Teen Programs / @teens.artsconnection
The Bronx Museum of the Arts / @bronxmuseum
Center for Anti-Violence Education / @centerforantiviolenceeducation
Face the Music at Kaufman Music Center / @kaufmanmusiccenter
Harriet’s Apothecary / @harrietsapothecary
International Center of Photography / @icp
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum / @intrepidmuseum
Lewis Latimer House Museum / @lewislatimerhouse
MAPS (Music, Art, Puppet, Sound) / @maps_musicartpuppetsound
Met Teens / @metteens
Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia / @mca_genext
Museum of Chinese in America / @mocanyc
The New York Public Library / @nyplteens
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards / @artandwriting
The Studio Museum in Harlem / @studiomuseumteens
Writopia Lab / @writopialab

6 pm
Performers and makers showcase their talents during an open mic session with the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Register to watch the performances here, and register to perform here. / @icateen

Saturday, August 7

11 am
Join artist Jessica Houston to create original artwork inspired by The Roof Garden Commission: Alex da Corte, As Long As The Sun Lasts. / Zoom

12 pm
Join our partner organizations across social media for performances, art making, conversations, and more.

El Museo Del Barrio / @elmuseo
Met Teens / @metteens
NYC Department of Youth & Community Development / @nycyouth
PS Art 2021 / @metteens
Red Hook Initiative / Red Hook Farms / @rhookinitiative
Studio in a School/ @metteens
Titan Theatre Company / @titantheatreco
UrbanGlass / @urbanglass_nyc

1–3:45 pm
What issues do you care about? Join teens from our partner organizations for thought-provoking conversations on topics that affect our communities.

  • 1 pm: Cultural Appropriation in Media with Planned Parenthood of Greater New York and Girls for Gender Equity / Zoom
  • 1:30 pm: Modern Art Portraiture with the Art Institute of Chicago, Hill Art Foundation, Met Teens, and Ian Alteveer, Aaron I. Fleishman Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, The Met / @artinstituteteens/ @hillartfoundation / @metmodern / @metteens
  • 2 pm: Challenges, Traumas, and Triumphs of the Last Year with New Victory Theater, Ping Chong and Company, and Urban Word NYC. Learn more about Generation Rise 2021. / Zoom
  • 2:30 pm: Arts and Activism with ArtsConnection / Zoom
  • 3 pm: Consequences of Capitalism with Brooklyn Museum / Zoom

3:45 pm
Learn the Cha-Cha with Reaching for the Arts and a surprise instructor / @reachingforthearts / Zoom

5 pm
Close out the celebration with special performances and surprise guests! / Zoom

By entering a Zoom session for Virtual Teens Take The Met!, you are agreeing to the following:

  • You are between the ages of 13 and 19 and also pursuing some form of a high school diploma (please be prepared to show a school ID if asked)
  • You will use your first name only and not publish your email address
  • You will use one mic to help eliminate background noise and will mute yourself when not speaking
  • You will be courageous; if possible, show your face via video. Use the chat box to ask questions or to engage with others
  • You will respect the group: listen without judgment, be open-minded, and use positive language
  • You (and we) will have some fun!

Please note that by your presence in the Virtual Teens Take The Met! Zoom sessions, you consent to the use of your photograph, likeness, or voice as part of promotional materials for the Museum. The Met also reserves the right to remove someone from Zoom sessions for not abiding by the above agreements and/or engaging in inappropriate behavior.

This Teens Take The Met! is a virtual teen event co-organized with our community partners.

Art Institute of Chicago; Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE)ArtsConnectionBronx Museum of the ArtsBrooklyn MuseumBuilding Beats; Center for Anti-Violence Education; Face the Music at Kaufman Music Center; Girls for Gender Equity; Harlem Grown; Harriet's ApothecaryHill Art Foundation; International Center of Photography; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterLewis Latimer House Museum; Loisaida Center; MAPS (Music, Art, Puppet, Sound); El Museo del Barrio; Museum of Chinese in America; Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia; Narratio; New Victory Theater; New York Public Library; NYC Department of Youth & Community Development; Ping Chong and CompanyPlanned Parenthood of Greater New YorkReaching for the Arts; Red Hook Initiative/Red Hook Farms; Scholastic Art & Writing Awards; Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian; Studio in a School; The Studio Museum in Harlem; Titan Theatre Company; UrbanGlass; Urban Word NYC; Wave Hill; Writopia Lab

All Upcoming


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