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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 (67)

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Beauty and Belief
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Silent Dynamism
(00:01:21) 107 views

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A Family Gripped by Crisis
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The Body as High Drama
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Hands: Silent Yet Speaking
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Focused in Full Sight
(00:01:35) 48 views

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After Victory
(00:02:07) 121 views

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The Myth behind the Bust
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Agony's Body Language
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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
(00:01:53) 144 views

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To Bite or Not To Bite?
(00:01:34) 224 views

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The Roentgens' Rolltop Desk
(00:01:26) 3239 views

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Abraham Roentgen's Writing Desk
(00:02:07) 8577 views

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The Electrotyping Process
(00:03:05) 3965 views