Teens Take The Met!
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
October 17, 2014
A mob of excitement and liveliness is about to descend upon The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which will launch a new event called Teens Take the Met on Friday, October 17, 5:00-8:00pm. The Museum says the event is “free for all teens (age 13 or older) with a middle- or high-school ID.” There will be many projects going on throughout the galleries, including things like “3D printing workshops, screen printing, live performances, opinionated teen-led gallery talks, digital music-making, playwriting workshops, dance classes, teen-made films, and more.” And more! Indeed, the event is a huge undertaking sponsored by more than 40 cultural and youth organizations.
Teens will be able to pick up their “special-event bracelets” at the 81st Street and Fifth Avenue entrance. In addition to access to the teen-only activities throughout the building, participants will all receive a gift. Live music with DJ Kakez, herself a teen, a photo booth, and something teens always love–free snacks–are some of the other perks.
The Museum really wants to highlight its already-extensive resources for teens, which include paid high-school internships, free art-making workshops, week-long creative intensives, career labs, and year-round gallery activities. This event will connect the traditionally stuffy–hush, no touch!–world of museums with the vibrant youth culture that the art world owes so much to.
Moving forward, “Teens Take The Met” is anticipated to take place twice a year.