Teen Takes: A New Angle on Art
Colonial Williamsburg museums offer a special audio tour by teenagers for teenagers called “Teen Takes: A New Angle on Art.” High school students wrote and recorded the special tour that is just for adolescents.
The hour-long tour discusses 17 decorative arts and folk art pieces. Each object is described from a unique teen perspective and 11 objects have additional information provided by one of the Foundation’s curators. Objects for the tour were chosen for either historical significance or a “coolness” factor. For instance, the Stamp Act teapot makes a bold political statement against an act that was unpopular with the colonists and ultimately repealed. The portrait of Deborah Glen connects family life between then and now.
The audio tour devices are available daily at the museum’s front desk and are free to ticketed guests.