Stories in High School Interns

How Did He Paint That?

Lawrence, Former High School Intern

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sanford Robinson Gifford's A Gorge in the Mountains (Kauterskill Clove)

There are a handful of paintings at the Met that made a huge impression on me when I first saw them. Two of them are Sanford Robinson Gifford's A Gorge in the Mountains (Kauterskill Clove) and Frederic Edwin Church's The Aegean Sea. Every time I see these paintings, I ask myself, "How did he paint that?!"

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My Favorite Room at the Met

Lucie, Former High School Intern

Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013

American Wing Gallery 735

My favorite room at the Met is gallery 735 because it houses John Vanderlyn's Panoramic View of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles. I first visited the gallery on the recommendation of a friend, and since then I've been back many times.

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Diary of a Ceiling Fan

Helen, Former High School Intern

Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013

The ceiling in the Great Hall

I constantly find myself looking up at the ceilings whenever I visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Turning my gaze upward allows me to clear my thoughts and forget about any commotion around me.

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Passport to Another World

Shivanna, TAG Member

Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Gallery 162

When you enter the Met, you leave the buzzing streets of Manhattan behind and are transported back in time and to foreign places. As an artist, intern, frequent Met visitor, and New Yorker, I can say the Met is my favorite place to "vacation" when I need to get away from the bustling world outside.

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Listening to Art

Julia D., High School Intern

Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Musical Instruments Gallery 684

I'll admit it. There are some pieces in the Met's collection that I am very tempted to touch—the smooth, cold sculptures, for instance, and paint globs that dry seemingly inches off the canvas. It's due in part to this inclination that I enjoy visiting the Musical Instruments galleries so much.

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A Rectangular-Shaped Surprise in the Greek and Roman Art Galleries

Julia D., High School Intern

Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Wall painting on black ground: Aedicula with small landscape, from the imperial villa at Boscotrecase | 20.192.1

When I think of the Greek and Roman Art galleries, the first color that comes to mind is white, thanks to the slick marble statues that fill the courtyards and halls with both a sense of calm and a buzzing chit-chatter. So I am always somewhat surprised and very delighted to stop in on this primarily black fresco. I love that it seems to be at odds with almost every other piece in the collection.

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Special (Little) Exhibitions

Julia D., High School Intern

Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Goudey Gum Company (American, Boston, Massachusetts) | Lou Gehrig, New York Yankees, from the Big League Chewing Gum series (R320) for the Goudey Gum Company | Burdick 325, R320.61

Have a favorite nook at the Met? A quiet space where you can truly be alone with the pieces? Whether your answer to this question is "yes" or "no," I suggest you explore the smaller special exhibitions scattered throughout the Metropolitan Museum.

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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.