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Welcome to Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom

Adela Oppenheim, Curator, Department of Egyptian Art

Posted: Monday, October 26, 2015

October 12 marked the opening of Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom—a major exhibition that highlights the art, culture, literature, and religious beliefs of the Middle Kingdom (mid-Dynasty 11–Dynasty 13, around 2030–1650 B.C.). The Middle Kingdom was an era during which the ideas and concepts that formed the basis of ancient Egyptian civilization were dramatically transformed, sparking the creation of amazing works of art that remain compelling, immediate, and often poignant, thousands of years after their creation.

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Met Museum Presents Blog

The Met Museum Presents Staff's Favorite Galleries

Meryl Cates, Press Officer, Met Museum Presents

Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015

The Met is a busy place, but it's also one where you can discover a new gallery with every visit (even if you're a regular) or a space that becomes your personal sanctuary—a gallery that truly feels like your own. A special perk of working at the Met is having the opportunity to explore the quieter corners of the Museum, especially those in which we've staged performances.

As Met staff, we're often asked if we have a favorite gallery or a Museum spot we retreat to for a personal moment. The answer is, of course, "Yes!"—followed by some difficulty in narrowing our answers down to just one selection. As I asked this question around the offices and backstage at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, the Met Museum Presents team shared many wonderful and varied responses. Here is a collection of some of our top Met spaces and experiences.

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#MetKids Blog

Happy Halloween, #MetKids!

Aliza Sena, Associate Coordinator for Digital Learning, Digital

Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

With Halloween just around the corner, we wanted to share a few of our favorite spooky, enchanting, and fanciful artworks in the Met's collection.

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Teen Blog

You're Invited to Teens Take the Met!

Brooke, TAG Member

Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Have you ever wondered what happens in the Met at night? How about if the Museum were filled with nearly three thousand teens? What if these teens were dancing to a DJ while creating cool stuff, writing poetry, learning about hip-hop, making their own digital beats, and printing their own zines? To be part of it, Teens Take the Met on Friday, October 16, is a total must!

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Now at the Met

Great Traditions—Kongo: Power and Majesty with Alisa LaGamma

Rachel High, Publishing and Marketing Assistant, Editorial Department

Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015

Leaders of the Kingdom of Kongo, a region that today spans the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Angola forged connections with their European counterparts as early as the fifteenth century. While that relationship with the West began as one of equals, soon after the discovery of the Americas, this region of Central Africa became the epicenter of the Atlantic slave trade. This, followed by European colonization in the nineteenth century and the exploitation of the area's immense natural resources, created great instability and subjected Kongo peoples to devastating hardships. The over 170 works created by Kongo artists and presented in this new publication express the majesty of this society in the face of unparalleled challenges and enormous upheaval. Kongo: Power and Majesty accompanies the eponymous exhibition, on view through January 3, 2016.

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In Season

Highlights of the Summer: The Cloisters' College Interns' Special Gallery Talks

Leslie Bussis Tait, Museum Educator, The Cloisters

Posted: Friday, September 11, 2015

While summer may be a slow season for some, it is teeming with activity at The Cloisters museum and gardens, especially during the nine weeks of The Cloisters Summer College Internship Program. This intensive program provides training on the Museum and its collection, the contextual background of medieval art, and pedagogy, giving interns the opportunity to conduct workshops for day-camp groups and pursue concentrated research to develop a thematic tour for the general public. Special gallery talks are the final project of this rigorous summer program.

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Teen Blog

Becoming Art through Photography

Gwen W., Former High School Intern

Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Experiencing art in a gallery is like coming out of a subway station in a new neighborhood and trying to navigate the vast unfamiliarity of the cityscape ahead of you. Crisscrossing lines, variegated colors, and the overlapping patterns of light, architecture, and people draw your eye in every direction, creating an overwhelming visual experience. Though neighborhoods each have their own culture and atmosphere, their boundaries melt into each other, asking you to reorient yourself as you meander through them.

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Digital Underground

Multisensory Met: Touch, Smell, and Hear Art

Ezgi Ucar, Former MediaLab Intern, Digital Media

Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

In the majority of museums, visitors can only experience the artworks by viewing them. Most museums work to make sure that galleries have neutral smells and sounds so that the visitor can focus on the artworks, but those factors can alter the experience significantly. All of the senses—sight, sound, touch, smell, and hearing—are a part of the museum experience.

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Teen Blog

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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Teen Blog

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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