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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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Enchanted by Antiques

Anika, Guest Blogger

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015

In celebration of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition, now on view in the Ruth and 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, Anika, was awarded a Gold Key for her poem, "Tale of a River Stone."

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Art Conquers Islamophobia

Ayesha, Guest Blogger

Posted: Friday, May 8, 2015

In celebration of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition, now on view in the Ruth and 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, Ayesha, was awarded a Gold Key for her personal essay/memoir, "The White Light."

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The Color of My Dreams

Amelie, Guest Blogger

Posted: Friday, May 1, 2015

In celebration of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition, now on view in the Ruth and 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, Amelie, was awarded a Gold Key for her personal essay/memoir, "The White Light."

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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 and 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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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.