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    • Talia Chang ‘22 with other Met Museum interns.

A Metropolitan (Museum) Summer

Anand Choudhary ’22 Lead Arts Editor
This past summer, Talia Chang ’22 commuted to New York City every day to work as an intern at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Chang wasn’t able to visit any museums, something she loves to do, so, when restrictions eased up in the spring, she found herself admiring the art in the Met. Chang said that she “was eager to be surrounded by art, and when I got to the museum, which was mostly empty, it felt surreal. I knew that I wanted to have an internship here and be surrounded by professionals who valued art the same way I do.” In April, Chang applied and got accepted to work as an intern at the museum.

Chang interned in the Education department of the Met, with Social Media and Teen programs. This included helping out with the Met Teens Instagram account, @themetteens, and heading the initiative Humans of the Met, a play on Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton. Chang interviewed many different teen artists to showcase on the Met’s teen social media accounts, and “became familiar with different design programs, such as Canva.”

Chang decided that this internship opportunity would not only immerse her in the world of art, but help her reach out to teens around the world. Although the internship is only available to forty-six teenagers from the tri-state area, Chang said the program she was a part of had a lot of outreach. “One of the events we did was Teens Take the Met, which happened virtually. It’s basically two days filled with engaging conversations with teens from around the world that connect art with current events. We talked about the connection between race, sexuality, politics, and how they influence and are influenced by many different forms of art. I really think that this program is bringing up a generation of more empathetic and open-minded teenagers to make the world a better place.”
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