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Thinking Outside the Box

In conjunction with the exhibition Thinking Outside the Box: European Cabinets, Caskets, and Cases from the Permanent Collection (1500–1900) (on view December 7, 2010–October 30, 2011), this program explores how the form and decoration of boxes, caskets, cabinets, and chests reflected changes in different social customs and manners as well as the latest stylistic developments in Europe. It includes music performed on cabinet organs, hidden keyboards, and not-so-ancient voice boxes

Recorded on February 27, 2011

Program:
"Thinking Outside the Box: Placing European Cabinets, Caskets, and Cases in Context"
Daniëlle O. Kisluk-Grosheide, curator, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts

"The Eighteenth-Century Gold Box: The Ultimate Fashion Accessory and a Microcosm of All the Arts"
Charles Truman, art historian and independent scholar, London

Musical Presentation:
Jukeboxes of Old: Music from Past Centuries
ARTEK, Gwendolyn Toth, director and keyboards

Collections, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts (74)

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Beauty and Belief
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Silent Dynamism
(00:01:21) 552 views

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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
(00:02:01) 349 views

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Focused in Full Sight
(00:01:35) 1177 views

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After Victory
(00:02:07) 960 views

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Agony's Body Language
(00:02:02) 634 views

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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
(00:01:41) 954 views

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Art or Fiction?
(00:01:55) 559 views

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Beauty and Laughter Entwined
(00:01:53) 698 views

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To Bite or Not To Bite?
(00:01:34) 1520 views

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The Roentgens' Rolltop Desk
(00:01:26) 3341 views

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Abraham Roentgen's Writing Desk
(00:02:07) 8973 views

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The Electrotyping Process
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