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Maleficent Twemlow (a.k.a. Anna), TAG Member

Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Anna and Audrey drawing

My first introduction to the Metropolitan Museum was through a portfolio drawing class I took in 2010. I think it would be fair to say that the course was the reason I stuck around as a member of the Teen Advisory Group, and thus the reason I'm writing this blog post today.

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What is Art?

Tiffany, TAG Member

Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013

May Picture | Concord | Easter Monday

Is art merely the "imitation of the good," as the ancient Greek philosopher Plato wrote in his Republic, or the "lie that makes us realize truth," as the Spanish artist Picasso contended? Does art serve a utilitarian, religious, or aesthetic purpose, or no purpose at all?

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A Saturday Afternoon at the Met

Audrey, Former TAG Member and High School Intern

Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Reclining Naiad | Ugolino and His Sons

Many teens already make a habit out of visiting the Metropolitan Museum, but I thought I should let our blog readers know about a teen program I think they would really enjoy. One Saturday each month, the Met offers a class called Saturday Sketching for visitors ages 11 through 18. I've been attending these tranquil drawing sessions for some time now, and I have enjoyed meeting new friends and catching up with the old ones who frequently come to the class.

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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.