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What It's Like to Work at the Met

Diana, Former High School Intern

Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Most people are attracted to the Met for the art, but what happens behind the scenes captivates me far more. Not many people are given the opportunity to see the way the Museum works behind closed doors, but I was lucky enough to get that chance, and I now have a deeper love for the Museum and all of the work that goes into making it one of the best.

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What's Next? The College Group at the Met

Shayda Rahgozar, College Marketing Associate, Audience Development

Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Are you getting ready for your first year of college? My freshman year of college was a whirlwind, but I'll never forget getting dressed up with my friends to go to West Egg on the East Side: A (Great) Gatsby Party in The New American Wing, where all I needed was my student ID to attend an after-hours private viewing of The American Wing.

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A New World—China: Through the Looking Glass

Hallie, Guest Blogger

Posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Costume Institute's spring exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass, on view through September 7, captures the aura of China and its influence on Western fashion and culture. This exhibition juxtaposes art with fashion from designers who have made their mark in recent fashion history.

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Summer Programs: Where You Can Be a Teen

Sasha Smith, College Intern

Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

School's out and the Met is in! We had an awesome introduction to our Summer Programs with Teens Take the Met, an event filled with performances, photoshoots, jewelry making, an awesome dance party, and much more. Join us this summer to continue to explore your talents and learn about cultures from around the world.

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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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Remember Not to Forget

Vasiki, High School Intern

Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I have been interested in everything and anything that has even the slightest relation to ancient Egyptian culture since the seventh grade. My keen interest in the ancient Egyptians ranges from their polytheistic beliefs, to their political system, to their long line of pharaohs.

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We Took the Met

Sage, TAG Member

Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015

All of the hype around last Friday's Teens Take the Met event led to an exciting turnout of 2,044 teens showing up for the fun! That night, I chose to go to three of the most exciting areas: the temporary-tattoo parlor in Carson Family Hall, the tote bag–decorating stations in the Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court, and a number of activities in The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing.

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Teens Take the Met: Final Call

Sage, TAG Member

Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2015

If you haven't already heard, Teens Take the Met is happening this Friday, June 5, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Be there or be square!

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Teens Take the Met: A Fun and Carefree Night Out for Teens

Sage, TAG Member

Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015

Dancing, temporary tattoos, games, snacks, and mingling aren't necessarily the first things that come to mind when thinking about an evening at the Museum—but you can do all that, and more, at Teens Take the Met next Friday, June 5!

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Perfectly Imperfect

Brooke, TAG Member

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015

I find one-minute gesture, or figure, drawings very challenging. My desire to create an intriguing composition makes capturing the model's gesture in such a short period of time even harder. Normally, I look to the Met's collection for inspiration when I find myself confronted by an artistic problem, but, in this case, I thought: "How many one-minute gesture drawings are actually on display in a museum full of meticulously constructed masterpieces?"

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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.