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Ancient History

Milo, Guest Blogger

Posted: Friday, April 24, 2015

In celebration of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition, now on view in the Ruth & Harold D. Uris Center for Education, the Teen Blog will feature guest posts by Scholastic Gold Key Award writers from New York City through the close of the exhibition on May 17. This week's blogger, Milo, was awarded a Gold Key for his dramatic script "The Cockroach in the Cage."

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A Review of Our Creative World

Endea, Guest Blogger

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015

In celebration of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition, now on view in the Ruth & Harold D. Uris Center for Education, the Teen Blog will feature guest posts by Scholastic Gold Key Award writers from New York City through the close of the exhibition on May 17. This week's blogger, Endea, was awarded a Gold Key for her poem "Feelings from 365."

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An Invitation to Look Up

Jackson, Guest Blogger

Posted: Friday, April 10, 2015

I invite you to look up from your phone. There is something almost sacred about the paintings and objects here at the Met. Stand in front of Johannes Vermeer's Young Woman with a Water Pitcher and look closely, see how blue light comes through the glass of the window and shadows the folds of her headdress. She puts a hand up to the window, lost in thought, as if unaware of you, and light reflects off of the pitcher—a deep blue from her dress and the mantle, and a pale blue from the glass.

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See You Later: A Farewell to New York City

Cal, Guest Blogger

Posted: Friday, April 3, 2015

In celebration of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition, now on view in the Ruth & Harold D. Uris Center for Education, the Teen Blog will feature guest posts by Scholastic Gold Key Award writers from New York City through the close of the exhibition on May 17. This week's blogger, Cal, was awarded a Gold Key for his personal essay/memoir, "Sure, I Guess."

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Finding Identity: Works by Scholastic Gold Key Award Recipients

Claire D., Guest Blogger; Maya, Guest Blogger; and Yanqing, Guest Blogger

Posted: Friday, March 27, 2015

In celebration of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition, now on view in the Ruth & Harold D. Uris Center for Education, the Teen Blog will feature guest posts by Scholastic Gold Key Award writers from New York City through the close of the exhibition on May 17.

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Poetry of the City: Works by Scholastic Gold Key Award Recipients

Skye, Guest Blogger; Jennell, Guest Blogger; and Claire S., Guest Blogger

Posted: Friday, March 20, 2015

In celebration of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition, now on view in the Ruth & Harold D. Uris Center for Education, the Teen Blog will feature guest posts by Scholastic Gold Key Award writers from New York City through the close of the exhibition on May 17.

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A Piece of Peace

Kayla L., High School Intern

Posted: Friday, March 13, 2015

Millions call New York City, one of the greatest cities in the world, "the Big Apple" and home. In a city known for skyscrapers, amazing scenery, and people on the go, sometimes New Yorkers need a little peace. Between bus horns, cars honking, and people talking, finding a place to relax can be hard. As a junior in high school, the year when college becomes a priority, I am even more stressed with SAT/ACT prep, AP classes, and keeping a high GPA. Central Park, a supposed offer of beautiful scenery and serenity, is hardly ever quiet because events are always happening. Home is an alternative, but sometimes being home can lead to distractions—family, house duties, annoying parents, and siblings. Despite all of my chaos, finding peace became possible thanks to the Met.

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Behind the Portraits of Madame Cézanne

Desiree, High School Intern

Posted: Friday, March 6, 2015

My first impression of Hortense Fiquet, or Madame Cézanne, is that she has the face of the disapproving old woman who lives next door to you. Her expression is similar to that of someone unaware they're having their picture taken. Regardless of her harsh looks, post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne decided to depict his wife, time and time again, over a twenty-year period, presenting Fiquet in a serene light that gives her an air of mystery and intrigue.

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We Are All Human

Angela R., Teen Writer and High School Intern

Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015

I have been practicing and studying photography for the past six years, both in and outside of school. It has become a big part of how I perceive the world. And, as a senior in high school, I have started to think about what kind of legacy I want my work to leave behind.

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Intern Insights: Summer 2014

Ana, Former Summer High School Intern

Posted: Friday, February 6, 2015

Last summer I was a high school intern at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Working at the Met was a dream for me. Each morning I took the train from Brooklyn to the Museum Mile, with my Met ID hanging around my neck, excited about the day ahead. I've been visiting the Met for years with my family and friends, and had always wanted to be a part of 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.