PMA Updates!

Is it just me, or has this month completely flown by? I’m serious, it feels like a couple days ago, it was New Year’s day, and look where we are now, a little over two weeks until the start of next month. That’s pretty insane, if you ask me. I’d like time to slow down a bit, thank you very much… Okay, ramblings over, let’s get to the good stuff!

January has been quite interesting, to say the least. It’s never my favorite month, but in general, it’s been a pretty hectic few weeks. Things at STAMP have cooled down a little, but the closer we get to an event, the more excitement builds. It’s always nice to have a little downtime, but honestly, who else doesn’t like a little excitement? In the world of culture, art, and everything teen related, things at PMA have really started picking up, too. Ever since my first visit back in July, I’ve really started introducing myself toward a more artistic view of  things, which coming from a writer, and former poet, isn’t all too hard. Long story short, these guys are amazing. How many teenagers get input on stuff going on inside one of the biggest museums in the city?

That’s right. Along with my internship with PMA, I get to have a large chunk of what you guys do and don’t want to see within the museum. When I was first told that, I nearly fell over laughing, considering I literally think of myself as the worst person for figuring out what people around my age group like, but after talking to a few STAMP members, we’re not completely different at all, even if I’m mentally deemed the worst person for teenage perspective in the history of forever. Let’s switch gears before this becomes another long rant once more…

Since I’m pretty sure there’s a good chance anyone reading this has a STAMP pass, let it be my pleasure to invite you, personally, to the museum itself. If fine art really isn’t your thing, no problem. They literally cover things like jewelry from a different time periods, and what a sitting room would look like in Victorian England. Take some selfies (I really cannot believe I’m okay with using that word on something formal,) with a few paintings. Even watching people run up and down the stairs on the West Entrance is a part of the experience. This museum is awesome as much as it is beautiful. I highly recommend all my artsy readers to check this place out. Who knows? We may just run into each other.

All in all though, this  is one of my favorite places in the city. The fact that they’re letting me help out with so much of their teenage based programs are really awesome. Do me a favor and use your STAMP pass like crazy every week at PMA.

That’s all for now. Check back here for more updates about life, art, and everything STAMP. Follow our  twitter and instagram, like us on facebook, and stay awesome. Until next time!


READY TO VISIT the Philadelphia Museum of Art? Check out the Philadelphia Museum of Art profile page for the hours you can use your STAMP pass!

This post was written by Heaven Mendez, a STAMP Teen Council member. Heaven attends Science Leadership Academy.