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Kristen

Kristen is a member of the Museum's Teen Advisory Group.

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Lollipop Trees on Concrete Tiles

Kristen, TAG Member

Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013

What happened here? Did someone spill paint on these tiles? Is this supposed to be blood? Is there blood all over the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art?!

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Licked: The Academic Ideal

Kristen, TAG Member

Posted: Monday, June 3, 2013

Impressionist paintings are so beautiful, emotional, and colorful, yet in the nineteenth century, they were considered laughable; at the time, people favored meticulously realistic, "licked" paintings over the Impressionists' "broken brushstrokes." The term "licked" refers to paintings that shine like someone has licked them to even out any trace of brushstrokes, and "broken brushstrokes" refers to thick dabs of paint on a canvas.

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When Sitting on a Porch Means So Much More

Kristen, TAG Member

Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013

Curator Jeff L. Rosenheim recently spoke to the Teen Advisory Group about the current exhibition Photography and the American Civil War. As part of his talk, he showed us an 1864 photograph of Union soldiers posing on the front steps of Robert E. Lee's Virginia home, which the government had confiscated in 1861.

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It's about Sex

Genevieve, TAG Member; and Kristen, TAG Member

Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Photoshop is a relatively new program that allows people to manipulate images digitally. However, artists began manipulating images long before Photoshop came to be.

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Personal Responses to Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art

Cheeky Swagger (a.k.a. Dan), TAG Member; and Kristen, TAG Member

Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

This week, we have chosen to present our personal responses to the exhibition Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art. Dan has written a poem inspired by several examples of poetry in the exhibition, and Kristen has created a collage inspired by images of cherry blossoms.

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Fairytale or Mystery?

Audrey, Former TAG Member and High School Intern; Garrett, TAG Member; and Kristen, TAG Member

Posted: Monday, October 1, 2012

We started our first Teen Advisory Group meeting of the 2012–13 school year with the question "If you were a book, would you rather be a fairytale or a mystery?" When we were asked to write a blog post introducing other teenagers to our favorite galleries at the Metropolitan Museum, that question stuck in our minds. We invite you to read the following tale about three knights who found themselves in the Museum's Galleries for 19th- and Early 20th-Century European Paintings and Sculpture.

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Framed!

Kristen, TAG Member; and Ethan, TAG Member

Posted: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Inspired by the photography, film, and video exhibition Spies in the House of Art, we spent our final Teen Advisory Group meeting of the summer roaming around the Met's galleries with cameras in search of subjects for our own artwork.

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A Glorified Crossing

Kristen, TAG Member

Posted: Monday, May 21, 2012

After the Teen Advisory Group's recent meeting in the American Wing galleries, I chose to write my blog post about Washington Crossing the Delaware, painted by Emanuel Leutze. Sitting in front of this painting, I was most struck by its size; it hangs over twelve feet high and twenty feet wide. This monumental painting seems alive, like a snapshot from the actual crossing of the Delaware River in 1776.

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Behind the Scenes: The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini

Kristen, TAG Member

Posted: Friday, February 3, 2012

The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is so much more than just paintings, sculptures, medals, and drawings. The layout and gorgeous lighting highlight an exhibition that combines art and history with a study of society, location, and symbolism.

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Why Study Art from the Past?

Kristen, TAG Member

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012

Art from the past holds clues to life in the past. By looking at a work of art's symbolism, colors, and materials, we can learn about the culture that produced it.

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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.