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Teens Take The Met! Presents the PS Art Exhibition. P.S. Art is an annual celebration of achievement in the arts in New ...
11/07/2020

Teens Take The Met! Presents the PS Art Exhibition.

P.S. Art is an annual celebration of achievement in the arts in New York City public schools. This juried exhibition of work created during the 2019–20 school year by talented young artists showcases the creativity of 122 prekindergarten through grade 12 students from all five boroughs, including students from District 75, a citywide district serving students with disabilities. The exhibition consists of paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs, mixed-media works, collages, and drawings. Each work of art demonstrates personal expression, imaginative use of media, the results of close observation, and an understanding of artistic processes.


In order displayed in slides:

Working Around The Clock Sarah Zhang Grade: 6th India ink
12 x 18 inches J.H.S. 074 Nathaniel Hawthorne Andrew Zaben

Art Legend Jose Velasquez Grade: 7th Marker
18 x 12 inches P.S. K077 Art Teacher: Amie Robinson

Solitary Isabel Bruce Grade: 8th Digital C-Print
17 x 22 inches M.S. 51 William Alexander Art Teacher: Amy Flatow

Lower Manhattan Daniel Niclas Grade: 9th 2HB Drawing Pencil
11.5 x 11 inches Clara Barton High School Art Teacher: Annamarie Morgera

Guarded Jissie Li Grade: 10th Colored pencil
19 x 16 inches Summer Arts Institute Art Teacher: Jane Kahn

Self Portrait Jervin De Luna Grade: 11th Collage
8 x 12 inches Bronx International High School Art Teacher: Rachel Levine

Unveiling Her Disguise Madina Reece Grade: 12th Acrylic On Canvas Board
24 x 18 inches Brooklyn High School of the Arts Art Teacher Name: Lara Hill

Munch! Lucia Martell Grade: 12th Oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches Edward R. Murrow High School Art Teacher: Sarah Grace Holcomb

It’s 6:00! Join us for:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Painting and Poetry with Casita Maria / @casitamariabxLet's Talk Healthy Relationships w...
11/06/2020

It’s 6:00! Join us for:
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Painting and Poetry with Casita Maria / @casitamariabx
Let's Talk Healthy Relationships with Center for Anti-Violence Education / @centerforantiviolenceeducation / Zoom
Make a Lantern with Met Teens / @metteens
Check out teen artists in the PS Art exhibition / @metteens
Shakespeare Trivia and Performances with Titan Theatre Company / @titantheatreco
Expressive Paper Mosaics with UrbanGlass / @urbanglass
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#TeensTakeTheMet #metteens

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Teens
10/26/2020

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Teens

Introductions are in order 🗣roll call!___Meet the fall 2020 Social Media Met Teen Interns! Running social virtually this...
10/22/2020

Introductions are in order 🗣roll call!

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Meet the fall 2020 Social Media Met Teen Interns! Running social virtually this fall are interns: Aissatou, Saya, Claire, Rumla & Xin! 🎯

Scroll through the carousel to meet them and read down below to hear from them on what they hope to learn.

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Aissatou- The MetTeens Instagram account is a great opportunity to be a space where teens can be heard. I hope to learn about different ways to engage young audiences and create creative content that inspires young people. I also can’t wait to learn from my cohort and collaborate on our different projects.

Saya- Something I hope to learn during this internship is a stronger sense of teamwork and communication. I want to create stronger bonds with my fellow interns in order to have the best outcome from our creativity. It is important for me to stay connected with people who inspire me and further open up my outlooks on my future.

Claire- I hope to become a more confidant person over the course of this internship. To contribute positively to the group, and understand that mistakes are only human. With confidence as a new and strong foundation, there are so many things that become possible.

Rumla- I hope to improve my communication skills over the course of this internship by reaching out to my peers, collaborating with them to efficiently achieve shared goals, and facilitating the success of my team. Having strong communication skills is the very first step to achieving success in a team and collaborating with my fellow interns is the perfect opportunity for me to polish these skills.

Xin- Out of this internship, I hope to learn about the different aspects of managing a social media account and to gain connections with my mentors. So far, during this internship I have met many wonderful people and I am very glad that I get to work with them. Overall, I hope to gain experience and meet new friends along the way.
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#MetWho #MetTeens #metmuseum #TheMet #teeninterns #Teenprograms

10/12/2020

Meet Hakimah Abdul-Fattah, a Research Associate in the department of African Art at the @metmuseum who assisted curators #AlisaLagamma and #YaelleBiro in the creation of the exhibition Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara.

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Like Alisa, we had the opportunity to speak with Hakimah and ask her about her role and work and the research she carried out alongside her colleagues.

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#MetWho #MetTeens #Metmuseum #AAOA #MetSahel

10/12/2020

Earlier this year, on January 30 the @metmuseum opened up its latest exhibition, Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara. Which brought together works from the national collections of Mali, Niger, Mauritania and Senegal for the first time! We’ll be highlighting a different piece from this exhibition throughout the week.

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This is the first exhibition of its kind to trace the cultural legacy of the region, including the legendary empires of Ghana (300–1200), Mali (1230–1600), Songhay (1464–1591), and Segu (1640–1861). The exhibition has brought together some 200 works that were created in parallel to these developments, including spectacular sculptures in wood, stone, fired clay, and bronze; gold and cast metal artifacts; woven and dyed textiles; and illuminated manuscripts. Sahel, will remain on view through October 26.

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We had the opportunity to speak with someone who brought this exhibition to life— #alisalagamma The Ceil and Michael E. Pulitzer Curator in Charge of Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. We asked Alisa to tell us about her role and responsibilities as a curator, as well as a overview of the exhibition she worked on.

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#MetWho #MetTeens #Metmuseum #AAOA #MetSahel

05/29/2020

Hey everyone! We’re the 92Y Teen Producers. As part of our remote work making original art content from home, we’re spreading a message of unity and positivity through our origami hearts challenge! Teen Producer Zane created a how-to tutorial video so you can make your own origami heart.
All you need is.. 🗒✂️ and your creativity!
Take a photo 📸 and share to Instagram - tag @metteens and @92ndstreety with the hashtag #GiveWithHeart for the chance to be featured in our stories!

#TeensTakeTheMet #metteens

Remember this!? Maybe these pictures will help jog your brain as we you take you down memory lane for today’s #throwback...
05/21/2020

Remember this!? Maybe these pictures will help jog your brain as we you take you down memory lane for today’s #throwbackthursday of Teens Take The Met!


On Friday, May 29th we’re bringing you a Virtual Teens Take The Met! Join us, along with over 30 NYC cultural and community organizations across Instagram and multiple social media platforms for art making activities, performances, music and more.

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Tap the link in our bio to register now and receive some exclusive virtual content you can use on the day of the event! The @metmuseum might be closed, but that won’t stop us from having fun and celebrating you!

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#teenstakethemet #metwho #meteens #metmuseum #themet @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

04/13/2020

#Metteens share their favorite works of art.

#Met150

04/13/2020

Today marks the day the @metmuseum opened for the first time to the public 150 years ago. In recognition of this occasion, the #MetTeens wanted to share what the museum means to them!

Share your story with @metmuseum and @metteens all week. #MyMetStory #Met150

04/09/2020

We asked Victoria to tell us a little about the work she does at The Met, as well as what branding looks like through Social Media. Feel free to leave us comments for any questions you might have for her!

04/03/2020

Brinda Kumar ( @brinda.k ), Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Met responds to teen questions.

“What were the steps you took toward becoming a curator?”

04/03/2020

Brinda Kumar ( @brinda.k ), Assistant Curator of Modern Contemporary Art at The Met responds to teen questions!

“How long does it take for an exhibition to go from an idea to execution?”

Here’s another image from the exhibition, Gerhard Richter: Painting After All. This glass sculpture is over 10 feet tall...
03/31/2020

Here’s another image from the exhibition, Gerhard Richter: Painting After All. This glass sculpture is over 10 feet tall! Can you see the window of The @metbreuer reflected in the work?
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Notes from the curator:

“House of Cards" is the most recent works in the exhibition and is having its debut presentation in the exhibition. The installation process required the assistance of a special crew to operate a glass lifting machine - a glazing robot that carefully suctioned and place the huge panes of glass. Richter has worked with glass since the 1960s - both his first and most recent glass works are in the exhibition - It was a deliberate choice to place it in front of the largest of the iconic Breuer windows.

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House of Cards (2020) Gerhard Richter (German, born Dresden, 1932) Private collection. © Gerhard Richter 2020 (03032020)

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#MetWho #MetTeens #Metmuseum #TeenPrograms #TeenStudio #modernart #paintingforall

Ya’ll! It’s #flashbackfriday and this one is so good! Our two @metmuseum colleagues were gracious enough to share with u...
03/27/2020

Ya’ll! It’s #flashbackfriday and this one is so good! Our two @metmuseum colleagues were gracious enough to share with us pictures of them as teens! 😁 They also answered some of your questions about branding and careers in general. Be sure to view our stories later today for their responses.
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Claire poses in front of a print of Picasso’s “Woman in White” which is in The Met’s collection! How cool is that. And Daniel shared a photo of his old student ID.

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#FBF #metwho #metteens #metmuseum #teenprograms #careerlabs #branding #careers

Amazing way to spend #internationaldayofthegirl with @pushoutfilm and organizations from all over advocating for young b...
10/12/2019

Amazing way to spend #internationaldayofthegirl with @pushoutfilm and organizations from all over advocating for young black girls in education 📓💪#standwithblackgirls @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Meet Lilly, our other Teen Programs Intern. This is her second semester working at The Met. She’s a junior at the Gallat...
09/27/2019

Meet Lilly, our other Teen Programs Intern. This is her second semester working at The Met. She’s a junior at the Gallatin School of Individualized Studies at NYU (she knows it’s long just bear with her). “This is one of the underdog paintings in Modern and Contemporary that includes MoMA, The Met, and The Whitney”
- the cathedrals of art, 1942, florine stettheimer

Meet college intern Laura who is working with Teen Programs here at The Met 🤗! She is a senior at Pratt Institute studyi...
09/27/2019

Meet college intern Laura who is working with Teen Programs here at The Met 🤗!
She is a senior at Pratt Institute studying Art History and Museum Studies🖼.
Fun fact: she has three Bauhaus tattoos including the Kandinsky one shown here !

Improvisation 27 (garden of love ||), 1912, vasily kandinsky @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Want to make art in The Met? Well I’ve got news for you 🤯Teen Studio is a completely FREE program where students partici...
09/27/2019

Want to make art in The Met? Well I’ve got news for you
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Teen Studio is a completely FREE program where students participate in a themed workshop in both the galleries and studios - the application for our next studio “Painting Lifelike Creations from Nature” closes on October 9
{link in bio} @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

09/17/2019
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#ICYMI this week we installed four sculptures in the niches on the facade of The Met Fifth Avenue—the first time in 117 years these spaces have featured works of art!

Learn more about Wangechi Mutu's installation "The NewOnes, will free Us" at met.org/WangechiMutuFacade. #MetFacade #MetWangechiMutu

Join us!
09/04/2019
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Join us!

Calling all 12–14 year olds who love art and science! Join us Fridays this fall for our Maker Lab. Explore the connections between art and science while experimenting with different techniques. Get creative using science, technology, and engineering to discover more about art and artists.

Hurry! Registration closes September 13. Register at met.org/2zLpJED.

Looking for free teen programs this summer? Check out our events for information on what we have going on at The Met for...
06/04/2019

Looking for free teen programs this summer? Check out our events for information on what we have going on at The Met for Middle and High School teens this summer!

03/08/2019

Check out our events page to learn more about upcoming programs through June!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Teens
03/08/2019

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Teens

Teen Art Share & High School Internship Open House is tomorrow night!
03/07/2019

Teen Art Share & High School Internship Open House is tomorrow night!

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of spending some time with a group of really awesome teens who are apart of a Chicag...
10/25/2018

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of spending some time with a group of really awesome teens who are apart of a Chicago based youth program known as TRACE: Teens Re-Imagining Art, Community & Environment.
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These teens are current fellows who all have interest in various forms of art, public art and community or youth focused arts education and engagement!

A very special S/o to Ivan, Hannah, Dartonya, Jane, Jane Myles for stopping by to visit and to our very own Darcy & Jeary for being great host.

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#MetTeens #TheMet #MetWho #tbt #metmuseum #TRACE #chicagoparks

10/18/2018

The postcards are IN!! The Teen Programs Team are super excited.

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#metteens #TeensTakeTheMet

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Teens
10/16/2018

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Teens

IT’S HAPPENING!Today, along with a few of our super dope partners and collaborators we got together to talk about #Teens...
10/15/2018

IT’S HAPPENING!

Today, along with a few of our super dope partners and collaborators we got together to talk about #TeensTakeTheMet and how excited we all! What are some ways YOU can help spread the word? Feel free to use this flyer!

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#Metteens #MetWho
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The pieces for today’s #littleknownmet is in gallery 743, and it is a Tiffany favrile glass vase. This beautiful, irides...
10/12/2018

The pieces for today’s #littleknownmet is
in gallery 743, and it is a Tiffany favrile glass vase. This beautiful, iridescent vase was made by Louis Comfort Tiffany in the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company in 1900-1915. Read more about it below!
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“This so-called jack-in-the-pulpit vase is one
of the quintessential shapes in Tiffany’s oeuvre of blown glass. Essentially a flower form, it has a flattened globular base resembling a bulb rising into a slender stalk to an open blossom with a ruffled rim. The outer rim has a feathery appearance, as if
the iridescence on the surface developed shallow fissures when the molten blossom was expanded to its final form.”
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The second piece has a very similar style to the
Tiffany vase, showing possible influence from the well known Tiffany brand. A more lesser known, but still incredible artist, Victor Durand from Vineland Flint Glassworks is the designer of this beautiful vase made in 1924-30.
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“In 1924, having learned new techniques and formulas
from workers at Brooklyn’s Quezal factory, Victor Durand added art glass to his predominantly commercial output at Vineland Flint Glass Works. He produced simple shapes with iridescent Art Nouveau-inspired decoration, such as this vase.”

📸: @lucysamek
#metteens #metmuseum #art #glass #vase #iridescent
#rainbow #nyc #newyork #tiffany #metwho
@ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Today's #littleKnownMet is Joseph Stella's "Coney Island" from Modern and Contemporary Art (Gallery 908). More informati...
09/25/2018

Today's #littleKnownMet is Joseph Stella's "Coney Island" from Modern and Contemporary Art (Gallery 908). More information is below!
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"A kaleidoscope of dazzling color and fragmented form, Stella's abstract painting evokes the electric lights and energetic crowds of Brooklyn's Coney Island amusement park and boardwalk. Celebrating the intoxicating and sometimes disorienting dynamism of modern life, "Coney Island" reveals the painter's knowledge of Italian Futurism, which Stella was exposed to during a trip to Italy and France in 1910-11. The composition's circular, or to do, format links it to Renaissance depictions of holy subjects."
📸: @lucysamek

#MET #modernart #Coneyisland #metteens #teenprograms #teens #art

For our first #TeenInternTuesday of the summer, meet Grace!-"My name is Grace Shi, and my department is Family Programs....
07/24/2018

For our first #TeenInternTuesday of the summer, meet Grace!
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"My name is Grace Shi, and my department is Family Programs. The coolest thing about working at The Met has to be being able to come in before and after hours. One day, I went in early and I got to see the Heavenly Bodies exhibit. It was just amazing to be able to be there alone without a crowd, and I loved having my own time with the pieces. It gave me the chance to really read and learn about everything displayed at my own pace. The music was incredible and it really took me back to Medieval times!"

#TheMet #MetTeens
📸: @elaineacev_

Opening in TWO days! ✨Join the Studio Museum family, friends, and supporters this Friday hosted here, at the The Metropo...
07/11/2018

Opening in TWO days! ✨
Join the Studio Museum family, friends, and supporters this Friday hosted here, at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the opening of “Developing Intention: Expanding the Walls 2018.”
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“Developing Intention” presents the culmination of their efforts to capture what they find to be significant in their daily surroundings. In this exhibition, many of the students emphasize the multiple narratives that can be conveyed through portraiture and the exploration of the human figure.
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RSVP in the @studiomuseumteens bio 🔗

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Great place to learn and be inspired!
Here are some drawings of myn hand. Gr. Jack Gravemaker for The Netherlands
Pretty sure you missed something in your upcoming exhibit of rock instruments. OUT OF TOUCH.
Friend of youth he offers me this work to compensate me for guitar lessons that I gave him, and now he dares to insinuate that I stole him ... "Adel abdessemed or the art of lying." Now I'm waiting for him, justice will decide Ami de jeunesse il m'offre ce tableau pour me dédommager des cours de guitare que je lui ai dispensé , et maintenant il ose insinuer que je lui ai dérobé ..." Adel abdessemed ou l'art du mensonge ." Maintenant je l'attends , la justice décidera https://www.instagram.com/p/BnQNw-PlMl3/?taken-by=hafidjezzar
"Abhi na jao chodd kar ke dil abhi bhara nhi..." The timid Bride , ca. 1800 india (punjab hills kangara) The Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York #indianart
FURUTA ORIBE (1543-1615), known commonly as SHIGENARI. Who was after the death of Sen no Rikyu, referred to as the “First under Heaven” warlord tea master by Hideyoshi. Though Oribe did not gain great military fame, he did excel in TEA and in RENGA or group poetry composition. After Nobunaga’s violent death regent Hideyoshi chose him to be one of his inner staff, where he also went on to work under Hideyoshi’s son, Hidenori. Oribe went on to serve under the succeeding shoguns, Tokugawa Ieyasu and his son, Hidetada, until ordered to commit suicide by Ieyasu. Continuing in the footsteps of Tea master Sen no Rikyu, Oribe was successful at producing tea utensils, architecture and gardens. His design style is referred to as “Oribe gonomi”. It was extremely popular from 1593 till his death in 1615 and continued in popularity until 1644. When “Oribe” or “ Oribe wares” first come to mind, one most likely has the image of green glaze on a mukozuke dish or an unusual design on a "shoe-shaped" tea bowl. Even with the turmoil that prevailed in the later part of the Momoyama period then into the Keicho period, Oribe gonomi tea utensils continued to lead in popularity. Today, you the viewer may, find it hard to believe that these works are some 400 years old. They continue to excite and seem so ahead of their time that we have created this museum, so as to give you the public the opportunity to further your knowledge of them. This museum may be a small in size, but we hope that we are able to offer you a small window into the “World of Oribe”. This museum will give you some facts behind the man, Furuta Oribe, as we hope that it will help in the understanding of the world of Japanese TEA itself.
Information In April, 2014, marking the 400 year anniversary of the death of Furuta Oribe, the Furuta Oribe Museum opened its’ doors. We would like to introduce you to our thrice-yearly exhibition schedule that will contain Oribe’s handmade tea scoops, calligraphic materials, Oribe gonomi tea utensils, along with the works of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Sen Rikyu and others affiliated with Oribe. The calligraphy that depicts the name of the Furuta Oribe Museum was written for us by the Chief Abbot of Rinzai lineage temple, Shokoku-ji, Arima Raitei. The warlord and Tea master, Furuta Oribe In 1591, the 19th year of the Tensho era the Tea ceremony was at its’ peak. And Sakai’s number one Tea master, Sen no Rikyu, became the supreme ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s Tea master as well as his close adviser. The relationship lasted for 9 years until Rikyu was made to commit seppuku or ritual suicide by Hideyoshi. After that Hideyoshi’s Toyotomi clan collapsed after 15 more years in power. From then, the next person appointed to follow in Sen no Rikyu’s footsteps was one of his apprentices, Furuta Oribe. Born in Owari provence, Oribe was a tea master of the daimyo warlord class who had a great sense of creativity; as a young man he was eloquently educated by the highly cultured Fujitaka Nagaoka, known more popularly as Hosokawa Yusai.??Sansai.??? After the death of Rikyu, Hideyoshi and Oribe spent 8 years making the Way of Tea what it is today. Without a doubt, it can be said that present day Cha no Yu owes its success to the two men, Sen no Rikyu and Furuta Oribe. After Hideyoshi’s death, the Toyotomi political clan was over thrown by the top elder of Hideyoshi’s general staff, Tokugawa Ieyasu. Ieyasu and son, Hidetada received Oribe’s own version of the Rikyu tea tradition . The dominating authority, as the tea teacher behind the Shogun Hidetaka ‘s tea style, was Furuta Oribe. The style of Oribe’s tea bowls were called “ heugemono”(modernly spelled “hyougemono” meaning 'one who jokes, jests, kids, joshs' or frolics ) and “yakisokonai”(to have no nor keep any promises). It was Oribe’s intensely unique individuality that succeeded in making this exceptional achievement. After Oribe’s death, his follower, Enshu Kobori was appointed leader of the warrior’s Way of Tea. Another one of his followers, Honami Koetsu was inspired by Oribe’s aesthetic and flowered in his own original art works. Then there was Kanemori Sowa , who studied Oribe’s tea style an individually pioneer a tea style that would be passed on to the noble court.
Information In April, 2014, marking the 400 year anniversary of the death of Furuta Oribe, the Furuta Oribe Museum opened its’ doors. We would like to introduce you to our thrice-yearly exhibition schedule that will contain Oribe’s handmade tea scoops, calligraphic materials, Oribe gonomi tea utensils, along with the works of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Sen Rikyu and others affiliated with Oribe. The calligraphy that depicts the name of the Furuta Oribe Museum was written for us by the Chief Abbot of Rinzai lineage temple, Shokoku-ji, Arima Raitei. The warlord and Tea master, Furuta Oribe In 1591, the 19th year of the Tensho era the Tea ceremony was at its’ peak. And Sakai’s number one Tea master, Sen no Rikyu, became the supreme ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s Tea master as well as his close adviser. The relationship lasted for 9 years until Rikyu was made to commit seppuku or ritual suicide by Hideyoshi. After that Hideyoshi’s Toyotomi clan collapsed after 15 more years in power. From then, the next person appointed to follow in Sen no Rikyu’s footsteps was one of his apprentices, Furuta Oribe. Born in Owari provence, Oribe was a tea master of the daimyo warlord class who had a great sense of creativity; as a young man he was eloquently educated by the highly cultured Fujitaka Nagaoka, known more popularly as Hosokawa Yusai.??Sansai.??? After the death of Rikyu, Hideyoshi and Oribe spent 8 years making the Way of Tea what it is today. Without a doubt, it can be said that present day Cha no Yu owes its success to the two men, Sen no Rikyu and Furuta Oribe. After Hideyoshi’s death, the Toyotomi political clan was over thrown by the top elder of Hideyoshi’s general staff, Tokugawa Ieyasu. Ieyasu and son, Hidetada received Oribe’s own version of the Rikyu tea tradition . The dominating authority, as the tea teacher behind the Shogun Hidetaka ‘s tea style, was Furuta Oribe. The style of Oribe’s tea bowls were called “ heugemono”(modernly spelled “hyougemono” meaning 'one who jokes, jests, kids, joshs' or frolics ) and “yakisokonai”(to have no nor keep any promises). It was Oribe’s intensely unique individuality that succeeded in making this exceptional achievement. After Oribe’s death, his follower, Enshu Kobori was appointed leader of the warrior’s Way of Tea. Another one of his followers, Honami Koetsu was inspired by Oribe’s aesthetic and flowered in his own original art works. Then there was Kanemori Sowa , who studied Oribe’s tea style an individually pioneer a tea style that would be passed on to the noble court.
FURUTA ORIBE (1543-1615), known commonly as SHIGENARI. Who was after the death of Sen no Rikyu, referred to as the “First under Heaven” warlord tea master by Hideyoshi. Though Oribe did not gain great military fame, he did excel in TEA and in RENGA or group poetry composition. After Nobunaga’s violent death regent Hideyoshi chose him to be one of his inner staff, where he also went on to work under Hideyoshi’s son, Hidenori. Oribe went on to serve under the succeeding shoguns, Tokugawa Ieyasu and his son, Hidetada, until ordered to commit suicide by Ieyasu. Continuing in the footsteps of Tea master Sen no Rikyu, Oribe was successful at producing tea utensils, architecture and gardens. His design style is referred to as “Oribe gonomi”. It was extremely popular from 1593 till his death in 1615 and continued in popularity until 1644. When “Oribe” or “ Oribe wares” first come to mind, one most likely has the image of green glaze on a mukozuke dish or an unusual design on a "shoe-shaped" tea bowl. Even with the turmoil that prevailed in the later part of the Momoyama period then into the Keicho period, Oribe gonomi tea utensils continued to lead in popularity. Today, you the viewer may, find it hard to believe that these works are some 400 years old. They continue to excite and seem so ahead of their time that we have created this museum, so as to give you the public the opportunity to further your knowledge of them. This museum may be a small in size, but we hope that we are able to offer you a small window into the “World of Oribe”. This museum will give you some facts behind the man, Furuta Oribe, as we hope that it will help in the understanding of the world of Japanese TEA itself.
http://noisician.com/yourexquisitecorpse/ Our Project For "Your Exquisite Corpse" we combine the visual and literary games. One artist paints the head. One artist paints the feet. Instead of a body, writers and poets contribute texts inspired by the artwork. And online we are able to randomly combine these parts, creating additional opportunities for serendipitous juxtapositions. Your Participation We invite you to participate by submitting any or all of the following: a photo of your own head or legs & feet to inspire our future paintings your painting or drawing of a person's head or legs & feet a creative sentence, or rhyming couplet, or haiku, or other short text inspired by the art We'll select submissions and our own new paintings based on your photos to periodically add to the Gallery on this website. Participate online now or in person during our Massachusetts ArtWeek 2018 Event. How to Participate Online Visit our ArtWeek 2018 Event Post your pictures on Instagram! Tag @noisician and the project #yourexquisitecorpse