Teens Take The Met is going virtual this year on Friday May 29th, which means you don’t have to be in New York to participate in the interactive event. While National Museum Day proved to be a success as far as introducing virtual museum experiences to the public, Teens Take The Met is a much more immersive experience where teens get to participate in art creation, art education and programming (and it’s free to register). In the past, the event would attract local teens from the New York area from all backgrounds, including Latinos and those from low-income communities who might otherwise not have access to museums or even arts programming. It’s a unique opportunity for the museum to partner with local organizations and invite teens from diverse communities to contribute to elevating the prestige of one of the most important museums in the world.
On Friday May 29th, The New York Metropolitan Museum of art will put on a whole day of art programming for teens. In collaboration with over 40 community partners, the event provides an opportunity for teens in the New York area, who may not have ever visited the museum to experience it and feel connected to art on a personal and cultural level. Instead of housing the events and workshops within the walls of The Met, teens everywhere can participate from home through social media. Judging by the full schedule, this is not just something you tune in and watch, it’s very interactive and includes events such as, “Fashion Party with The Studio Museum in Harlem” (6pm ET @studiomuseumteens), Poetry writing with Urban Word NYC (4pm ET @urbanwordnyc), Self-defense with Center for Anti-Violence Education (3:30pm ET @centerforantiviolenceeducation), and a whole lot of other multicultural events and workshops. Teens can start their art adventure by first visiting @metteens on social media to get involved in this years event.
Teens Take The Met is one of those programs leading the way in providing arts programming and education to our Latino community. It’s incredibly refreshing that such an established art institution is partnering and investing resources in the teens who will someday have their work in the exhibition halls.
Darcy-Tell Morales is the Managing Educator of Family and Teen Programs at The Met and she’s playing a critical role in putting it all together. Bruno Seros-Ulloa from the Hub on LATV got a chance to Zoom conference with one of the busiest New Yorkers in the art scene – make sure to check out the video below!