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A New Web Feature: 82nd & Fifth

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO

Posted: Friday, February 1, 2013

82nd & Fifth

«We have just launched 82nd & Fifth, a new Web feature that asks one hundred curators from across the Museum to each talk about a work of art from the Met's collection that changed the way they see the world.
One work. One curator. Two minutes at a time.»

82nd & Fifth speaks directly to my interest in linking historical art and culture to a broader conversation. The Met is located at 82nd & Fifth but its relevance is global, allowing people to better understand both themselves and the world around them in the broadest sense.

We live in a sea of constant information, and these two-minute, authoritative commentaries are a welcome way to get powerful and compelling content in quick doses. We hope they will intrigue audiences who love the Met and those who are new to art.

Six episodes are now posted and will be followed by two episodes weekly—every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.—through December 25, 2013. Sign up now to receive emails about each new episode.


  • Paul Calabro says:

    I'm sure this idea will have very expansive influence on art lovers of all persuasions.
    You might expand the idea to living artists as well!

    Posted: September 28, 2013, 12:49 p.m.

  • Susan Turconi says:


    Posted: October 19, 2013, 8:52 p.m.

  • Kathleen Turner says:

    What site should I go to in order to sign up for receiving regular updates?

    Posted: November 4, 2013, 3:05 p.m.

  • Amy Liebster says:

    Thanks for you interest, Kathleen! Go to: http://82nd-and-fifth.metmuseum.org/about/ and enter your email address to receive regular updates about 82nd & Fifth.

    Posted: November 4, 2013, 3:27 p.m.

  • R says:

    Thank you. I really enjoyed this project.

    Posted: January 16, 2014, 3:30 p.m.

  • mary major says:

    Just put your new app on my
    iPad and it works very well . I find all the information I get from the Met totally awesome and useful. I am a retired Art teacher and historian who now engages seniors in the wide world of art ...and they love it. I will forward your app information to the residence and to my friends online.

    Posted: August 12, 2014, 2:39 p.m.

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Thomas P. Campbell is the director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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