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The Met taught me the value of curiosity.

It is undeniable that The Metropolitan Museum of Art has influenced my life in many ways. First, as an 18-year-old artist on her first solo trip. Next, as a recent college graduate who moved away from Texas for the first time in order to take an internship at the Museum. And, from then, helping to shape my career as a museum and communications professional. But, more than all of this, The Met helped me to identify curiosity as one of my core values.

For nearly two years as a Met Museum intern and NYU Museum Studies student, I visited The Met daily. I aimed to explore every nook and cranny of the museum, and I had the luxury of time at that point…


Stacey Kaleh - Curious Optimist

Expert in museum studies and nonprofit communications. Millennial mom passionate about fostering a culture of kindness. Lover of live music and Texas wine.

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