The Metropolitan Museum of Art is arguably the most competitive showcase of art in the world. Now, a young Black woman who goes by “Cliff” on social media knows what it means to be a part of the iconic Met community.
Cliffannie Forrester is a an 18-year-old recent high school graduate from the High School of Art and Design. She is from Brooklyn, New York. Her iconic painting titled “Uganda” was inspired by a photo she took when she traveled to Uganda two years ago. Recently, her teacher encouraged her to paint it. She also entered a local contest to get her work displayed at the Met, one she clearly won.
Forrester has been sharing her experiences on social media ever since she got the news. This is what #BlackGirlMagic looks like. We can’t wait to see what this young woman has in store!
WHO JUST COMPLETED THEIR LIFE GOAL AT AGE 18? ME. AS OF 6/14/16 MY PIECE IS IN THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART. pic.twitter.com/18ejqWmhvV
— cliff (@civilwarcliff) June 14, 2016
Photo: Cliffannie Forrester Twitter