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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 (73)

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Beauty and Belief
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Silent Dynamism
(00:01:21) 525 views

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A Family Gripped by Crisis
(00:01:56) 830 views

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The Body as High Drama
(00:02:01) 342 views

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Hands: Silent Yet Speaking
(00:01:25) 243 views

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Focused in Full Sight
(00:01:35) 1139 views

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After Victory
(00:02:07) 929 views

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The Myth behind the Bust
(00:01:37) 214 views

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Agony's Body Language
(00:02:02) 623 views

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One Artist, Many Faces
(00:01:52) 237 views

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A Face Refuses Contact
(00:01:21) 361 views

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Collective Anxiety
(00:01:41) 896 views

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Art or Fiction?
(00:01:55) 536 views

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Beauty and Laughter Entwined
(00:01:53) 678 views

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To Bite or Not To Bite?
(00:01:34) 1216 views

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The Roentgens' Rolltop Desk
(00:01:26) 3332 views

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Abraham Roentgen's Writing Desk
(00:02:07) 8928 views

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The Electrotyping Process
(00:03:05) 4074 views