New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most visited and most prestigious art institutions in the world. Every year, the massive museum plays host to millions of visitors from all over the world. Eighteen-year-old Cliffannie Forrester is now part of the select group of artists whose work has graced The Met’s hallowed walls.
Forrester, who is a student at New York’s High School of Art and Design, earned the honor after her oil painting, “Uganda,” was selected as a winning piece in the scholarship competition P.S. Art 2016: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids.
Forrester says that she was inspired to create the work after going through old photographs of a mission trip to Uganda.
“My next goal is to get another piece in a museum. I never want to give up my work,” she says.
The young artist plans to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she will major in Fine Art.