Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2016
Don't miss out on one of the biggest events of the year! Thousands of people from all over New York come to the Met to celebrate Lunar New Year in February. There is something for everyone at the all-day festival this Saturday, February 6.
Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Although you may see your fellow museumgoers heading straight up the steps of the Great Hall after getting their admission stickers, I suggest that you begin by heading into the patio from the castle of Vélez Blanco, 1506–15. Inspired by ancient Rome, the richly decorated courtyard was created over five hundred years ago by Italian stonecutters working in Spain. The patio is impressive even from a distance, but I recommend taking a closer look like I did.
Posted: Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Welcome to the exhibition Grand Illusions: Staged Photography from the Met Collection, where you'll find your eyes wandering and your imagination running loose. At the exhibition's entrance, you'll see a lady in white, the Countess of Castiglione, in Pierre-Louis Pierson's La Frayeur. After losing myself in the Museum for three hours on an ordinary Tuesday, I found myself entranced by this lady in white. Clearly, she is a woman of finer taste: her dress is posh and hair exquisite. But, it was her pose that drew me in. I wondered, "What's wrong? Why is she running away?" And, as an afterthought, "Was it her fault?"
Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Perhaps the most iconic Met holiday tradition is the annual installation of the Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche, on view through January 6. Starting in 1964, Loretta Hines Howard has donated more than two hundred eighteenth-century Neapolitan crèche figures to the Museum, and they have been on display each holiday season for almost forty years.
Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2015
While browsing through the Met's Collection Online, I stumbled upon the work of photographer Thomas Struth, who takes captivating photographs of public spaces around the world. Living in New York, I was especially drawn to the relatability of his photograph Crosby Street, Soho, New York.
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
In honor of Thanksgiving, we in Teen Programs thought we'd share a few of our favorite turkeys in the Met's collection to celebrate.
Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Jules Bastien-Lepage's Joan of Arc has always intrigued me because Joan of Arc has always interested me as a historical figure, particularly because of the lack of women represented in history. Disguised as a man, Joan made her way to the besieged city of Orléans and helped to free it. After playing a role in various other military campaigns, she was captured and then burned at the stake.
Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015
This is my first post for the Teen Blog, so I felt that I should write about something iconic, like maybe a Van Gogh, Rembrandt, or Picasso painting. Something that people would read about and think, "Wow! Not only do I want to go to the Met now, but I also want to read more by this Peter W." While I was wandering around looking for an artwork that would inspire debate and comments, I ended up in gallery 915, where I heard a couple arguing about a painting.
Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
At long last, teens took the Met last Friday, October 16, but with 4,440 teens dancing, exploring, and creating together, I'd say we stormed the Met! The event certainly lived up to and even surpassed the stories my friends shared from previous Teens Take the Met events. This time, I acquired my own stories from Loud Library, the partner activities, the dance party, and the cityscape from The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden.
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!