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Art Tailing

Jamilah, TAG Member; and Genevieve, TAG Member

Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Art Tailing

Like our fellow TAG members, we spent the last meeting of the summer taking photographs of things that inspired us in the Museum. We found ourselves fascinated by how people reacted to works of art in the galleries—looking closer, taking photographs, and talking to each other about how they felt about the art.

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Jimmy, TAG Member; Emily R., Former TAG Member; and Audrey, Former TAG Member and High School Intern

Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012

Teen Blog, Connections

As frequent visitors to the Met, we often create personal connections with the works of art we see in the galleries. In the Teen Advisory Group's recent photo adventure throughout the Museum, we attempted to integrate the works of art into our own reality.

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Socialize and Meditate

Evelin, TAG Member; and Garrett, TAG Member

Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Socialize and Meditate

As Kristen and Ethan wrote last week, the Teen Advisory Group spent its last meeting of the summer wandering around the Museum with cameras. As we explored the building, we learned that the Met provides a space in which people can both socialize with others and meditate by themselves. Our photographs show people who discovered really cool spots at the Met to hang out with friends or to spend time on their own.

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Kristen, TAG Member; and Ethan, TAG Member

Posted: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Kristen and Ethan | Framed!

Inspired by the photography, film, and video exhibition Spies in the House of Art, we spent our final Teen Advisory Group meeting of the summer roaming around the Met's galleries with cameras in search of subjects for our own artwork.

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The Monuments of Paris

Emily R., Former TAG Member

Posted: Monday, July 30, 2012

Laura Larson (American, b. 1965) | The Monuments of Paris, 1998 | 2000.125

There are many types of art—photographs, film, and video—in the exhibition Spies in the House of Art. I found several of the works in this exhibition quite amusing and a little strange. I was particularly interested in The Monuments of Paris by Laura Larson because it looks at first glance like a conventional tourist photograph.

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A Machine Worth Much More Than a Penny!

Claudia, TAG Member

Posted: Monday, July 23, 2012

Penny Arcade Machine

Sculpture has long been my favorite type of art, but there is one sculpture in Spies in the House of Art—a box construction by Joseph Cornell—that particularly captures my imagination.

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Broken Pieces

Jimmy, TAG Member

Posted: Monday, July 16, 2012

Lorna Simpson (American, b. 1960) | Parts | 1998.456.6a-m

In my opinion, this artwork is dull compared to the other works in this gallery, and I don't think this piece would be popular among visitors. However, the lack of color gives these twelve felt panels—which depict fragments of a horse statue in a case—a mysterious aura. I wonder what the statue would have looked like in its entirety.

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The Mysterious Youth

Genevieve, TAG Member; and Alisha, TAG Member

Posted: Monday, July 9, 2012

Left: Henry Inman (American, 1801–1846). Portrait of a Little Girl (Cornelia Rutgers Livingston), 1833. Right: Tim Davis (American, b. 1969). Cornelia Rutgers Livingston, 2003.

The portrait on the left was painted by the American artist Henry Inman in 1833. The work on the right is a photograph of Inman's painting, taken by the artist Tim Davis in 2003.

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Evelin, TAG Member

Posted: Monday, July 2, 2012

Flash in the Metropolitan

The short film Flash in the Metropolitan documents different works of art at the Met in the middle of the night. The filmmakers moved throughout the galleries with a flash strobe and a 16mm film camera on a track. The film is only three minutes and twenty-five seconds long, but it is on a constant loop in the gallery. This is my favorite piece because it's so unique and the film focuses on works of art chosen by the filmmakers.

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A Stark Contrast

Ethan, TAG Member

Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Restorers at San Lorenzo Maggiore, Naples

This photograph is titled The Restorers at San Lorenzo Maggiore, Naples and is by Thomas Struth. In this scene, four art restorers stand in a large room that was formerly part of a church. All four are focused intently on the camera, and each stands in a unique pose. The central focus of the photograph is on the restorers, and the rest of the picture is slightly blurry.

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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.