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On 'The Triumph of Fame' - The Philippe de Montebello Years - A Scholars' Day Workshop

The acquisition of works of art is central to the Metropolitan Museum’s mission, and was a hallmark of Philippe de Montebello's tenure as director. In conjunction with the exhibition The Philippe de Montebello Years, this series of lectures and panel discussions celebrates the impressive additions to the Museum collections made under Mr. de Montebello’s esteemed directorship.

Standing in front of Triumph of Fame, one of six tapestries based in part on Petrarch's poem I Trionfi, Director Thomas Campbell speaks about the history of tapestry collecting in early twentieth-century America, and the challenge of discovering significant pieces in good condition.

Malcolm Daniel, curator, Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection


Learn more about the exhibition The Philippe de Montebello Years: Curators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions:
http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2008/philippe-de-montebello

Learn more about European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Met:
http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/european-sculpture-and-decorative-arts

Collections, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts (74)

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Beauty and Belief
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Silent Dynamism
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A Family Gripped by Crisis
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Hands: Silent Yet Speaking
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The Body as High Drama
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Focused in Full Sight
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After Victory
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Agony's Body Language
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The Myth behind the Bust
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One Artist, Many Faces
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A Face Refuses Contact
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Collective Anxiety
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Art or Fiction?
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Beauty and Laughter Entwined
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To Bite or Not To Bite?
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The Roentgens' Rolltop Desk
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Abraham Roentgen's Writing Desk
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Thinking Outside the Box
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The Electrotyping Process
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