Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
«It's been a long day. You've been knocked around a couple of times. You sit down, and your eyes slowly begin to close. It's time to breathe a sigh of relief, take a break, and transport yourself to a different, more peaceful place. Two works by the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840–1926) allow you to do just that.
Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
«Seeing the work of Henri Matisse—the French artist who experimented with different methods such as painting, printmaking, and sculpture—makes me want to know more about art in general.
Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Let us introduce you to our favorite place in the Metropolitan Museum: the Greek and Roman Art galleries.
Posted: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Last week, Jamilah and Genevieve wrote the final post related to the Spies in the House of Art exhibition and the Teen Advisory Group's photography project. Over the next month, our blog posts will focus on two of the Met's summer teen programs.
Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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.
Posted: Monday, July 2, 2012
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.
Posted: Monday, April 9, 2012
To begin our study of John Singer Sargent's Madame X, we spent time looking at her portrait in the gallery and discussing what we found most striking about the painting.
Posted: Monday, March 5, 2012
Did you know there were dress codes in fifteenth-century Italy?