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New Labels for European Paintings Galleries

Keith Christiansen, John Pope-Hennessy Chairman, Department of European Paintings

Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Gallery 637 during installation

As part of the installation of the New European Paintings Galleries last month, all of the wall labels were rewritten to reflect recent research. Each time I walked into the Rembrandt gallery (Gallery 637) during the installation, I wondered if I was seeing an art project or merely temporary storage for our new label holders.

Department(s): European Paintings

Comments

  • Louis Torres says:

    The estimable Keith Christiansen is making a joke, of course, but one that sadly reflects just how pervasive the avant-garde notion that anything can be art is at the Met. - Louis Torres, Co-Editor, Aristos (An Online Review of the Arts) and Co-Author, 'What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand' (2000)

    Posted: June 30, 2013, 9:34 a.m.

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Keith Christiansen is the John Pope-Hennessy Chairman of the Department of European Paintings.

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