The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host the first Virtual Teens Take The Met! which will be held online on Friday May 29, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Teens will have the opportunity to digitally immerse themselves in hands-on experiences created by over 30 New York City cultural and community organizations and institutions, who have partnered with The Met for this day-long online festival. This event is free with registration encouraged, and will be accessible through several platforms including YouTube, Zoom, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok.
“Teens Take The Met!” has been held at the Museum bi-annually since 2014 and over the years has brought together over 30,000 young people for what has become one of the most dynamic events in New York City for teens. This spring, while the Museum is temporarily closed, the online event will offer a variety of activities, such as art-making, writing and poetry prompts, dance and movement workshops, as well as opportunities for teens to practice self-care and communication about COVID-19 while in isolation.
Led by The Met (@MetTeens) along with partner institutions, there will be new programming and activities every half-hour throughout the day, culminating with a Zoom party with DJ’s from Building Beats. Highlights include an art tour and talk with New York City Writing Project; a step tutorial with the Panthers Step Team from Bard High School Early College; collage and printmaking with El Museo del Barrio; ‘NamaShakespeare’ yoga with Titan Theatre Company; digital zine-making and an exploration of the impact of COVID-19 on incarcerated youth with Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE); Poetry writing with Urban Word NYC; a fashion party with The Studio Museum in Harlem; and The Met will have a variety of art-making activities including flower crowns and tote bag DIY, ‘Teens Meme The Met’ activity and the Museum’s popular “Balcony Bar at Home,” with the quartet ETHEL, will feature teen musicians. A full schedule is below.
Teens can register.
Virtual Teens Take The Met! complements the Museum’s existing selection of online materials, live and interactive programming, performances, and conversations with curators, educators, and artists, as well as #MetAnywhere social media initiatives. The Museum’s Art at Home hub is a resource for MetPublications, Primers, videos, 360-degree gallery tours, and educational materials, and the Virtual Events page is updated regularly. New highlights include a digital exhibition tour of Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara and the launch of an innovative AR audio experience with the zemí cohoba stand.
- Get things started with Met Teens / @metteens
- Step dance tutorial with Bard High School Early College / Hosted on @metteens 11:30 a.m.
- Space tour with Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum / @intrepidmuseum
- Art tour and talk with New York City Writing Project / @nycwp 12 p.m.
- Remember Me: Hamlet Remix performance by Epic Theatre Ensemble /@epictheatr
- Natural dye art with Lewis Latimer House Museum @lewislatimerhouse
- Drop-in Drawing with The Met / @metteens/ YouTube 12 p.m
- Pandemic discussion with NYC Department of Youth and Community Development and My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper Youth Council / @nycyouth
- Dance tutorial with Teens@Graham / Hosted on @metteens 1 p.m
- Collage and printmaking with El Museo del Barrio / @elmuseo
- Six-word memoir with Museum of Chinese in America / @mocanyc
- Teens Meme The Met / @metteens
- Imagine a World with No Longer Empty / @nolongerempty 1:30 p.m
- Bookish crafts and recs with Brooklyn Public Library / @bklynfuture
- Make paper beads with Met Teens / @metteens 2 p.m
- Spacey bookmarks with Free Arts NYC / @freeartsnyc
- And Much More!