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827 Brooklyn teens come to Met Museum

November 6, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Teens enjoy looking at art on their own during ‘Teens Take the Met’ at the Metropolitan Museum. Photo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Filip Wolak
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On Oct. 16, more than 800 Brooklyn teens came to the Metropolitan Museum within the span of three hours for Teens Take the Met — a special evening of activities for teens, featuring more than 55 cultural institutions from all five boroughs. The event drew a total of more than 4,440 teens from New York City and beyond.  

The program encourages teens to sample diverse activities that are available to them across the city at cultural institutions large and small. The evening featured art making, music, performance, gallery activities, films and a dance party.

Inspired by the Met’s unique and diverse collections on view in the galleries around them, as well as their ongoing work with teen audiences, the partner organizations presented different interactive experiences, often led by their own young interns, members, volunteers or staff. The schedule for the evening included zine-making, live performances, teen-led gallery experiences, digital music-making and drama and dance workshops, among many other projects.  

“A year has elapsed since our inaugural Teens Take the Met! In that time, we have been both excited and gratified by the feedback we have received from teens, parents, teachers, and our incredible partners,” commented Sandra Jackson-Dumont, the Metropolitan Museum’s Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose chairman of Education. “This program addresses the growing need for safe and creatively generative spaces for youth to gather and be themselves.  It also shows teens that the Met and the cultural institutions in their communities are dynamic and relevant resources for them.”       

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Additional offerings at the Metropolitan Museum for teens are described on the Museum’s website

The event was made possible by Bonnie J. Sacerdote. WNYC is a media partner of Teens Take the Met!


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