#BlackGirlMagic! This Teen’s Artwork is Displayed in the Met

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Praise hands emoji to the max! 

Cliffanie Forrester has reason to celebrate today! 

The New York art student is only 18, reports the Huffington Post, but she already has a piece of artwork displayed in the—wait for it—Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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“Who just completed their life goal at age 18?” Forrester wrote on Twitter. “Me. As of 6/14/16, my piece is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.”

Praise hands emoji to the max! 

Forrester, who is a student at the High School of Art and Design said that her painting, titled Uganda, is modeled after a photo of a Ugandan girl that she took while on her mission trip.

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“I saw the picture and felt inspired to paint it,” she said. 

The artwork was selected as the winner of the P.S. Art 2016: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids scholarship competition. Not only will it be on display through October, but it will also grace a billboard in Times Square.

Congrats, Cliffanie!

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