Friday, August 27, 2010

Free Classes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Teen Classes
The Metropolitan Museum of Art invites teens to take part in free classes held after school, on weekends, and during holidays. Visitors ages eleven through eighteen actively explore the Museum's collection through discussion in the galleries and the development of writing, drawing, painting, and other technical skills in the studio.

Current and Upcoming Classes: Art Explore

The Portfolio Class (Ages 12–14)
October 2, 16, 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, and 11, 2010
Saturday Sketching (Ages 11–18)
October 9, November 13, December 11, 2010; and January 8, 2011
Art Explore—Native America (Ages 11–14)
October 15, 2010
Art Explore—Fabulous Furniture (Ages 11–14)
November 5, 2010
Art Explore—Mosaics (Ages 11–14)
December 3, 2010
Art Explore—Still Life (Ages 11–14)
January 7, 2011

Internships for New York City High School Students (Grade 12)

Seniors attending New York City high schools are welcome to apply for a paid internship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Interns work behind the scenes, meet members of the Museum staff, and participate in gallery, studio, and Museum learning projects designed to broaden their understanding of the Museum and to deepen their knowledge of art. For more information, email You may also download an internship application (PDF). See Study and Research for information about other internships offered by the Museum.

Other Resources for Teens

Museum Passes
Museum admission is free to teens (ages fifteen through eighteen) with the Museum Pass for High School Students and a valid high school I.D. To request a free pass, email or call 212-650-2832. You may also download the pass (PDF; 570.49 K).
Audio Guide
Audio Guide players are free to New York City teens ages fifteen through eighteen with a valid high school I.D.
Nolen Library in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
Nolen Library welcomes teens.
My Met Museum
Don't miss any programs! Register with My Met Museum and select "Set My Met Calendar" to customize the calendar and receive automatic weekly email reminders about upcoming programs for teens.
Program Support
Free classes for teens (ages 15–18) are made possible through the generous support of the Altman Foundation.

Additional support is provided by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Schein and the John and Patricia Klingenstein Fund.

Internships for high school students are made possible by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Schein, the Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Fund for High School Internships, the Altman Foundation, and The Billy Rose Foundation, Inc.

The Museum Pass for High School Students is made possible by the Estate of Lillian Hirschmann.

Free Audio Guides for teens are made possible by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.

The Audio Guide is sponsored by .

Plan Your Visit

Museum Hours
Monday: Closed (Except Met Holiday Mondays)
Tuesday–Thursday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
See Plan Your Visit for more information, including directions.

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