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My Met—Keith Christiansen

Speaker:
Keith Christiansen, John Pope-Hennessy Chairman, Department of European Paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Why do we respond to some works of art at first encounter while others remain elusive, revealing themselves to us only slowly, over time? Keith Christiansen discusses some of the pictures that have meant the most to him as well as those he has come to love. He also talks about the comprehensive reinstallation of the European paintings collection that was recently inaugurated, as well as some important acquisitions that he thinks have taken the collection—and him—in a new direction.

Recorded September 24, 2013

Credits

This series is made possible by the Mrs. Joseph H. King Fund.

Lectures and Panels (149)

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1173 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 49 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 64 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 24 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
(00:41:09) 28 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
(00:31:59) 27 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 25 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 30 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 75 views

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Masterworks from the Met
(00:57:48) 115 views

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Africa and the West
(01:13:21) 9 views

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How Proust Changed Our Minds
(01:15:39) 41 views

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Why New Art Mattered
(01:06:02) 24 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1100 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 483 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 609 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1277 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 296 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 262 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 303 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 182 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 457 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 595 views

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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 390 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 231 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 313 views

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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 207 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
(00:07:53) 214 views

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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 356 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 487 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4329 views

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Journey to the Copper Age
(01:10:46) 1937 views

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Performance by Dan Zhu
(00:19:42) 106 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 123 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 135 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 303 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 818 views

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Eros, God of Love
(00:49:32) 1462 views

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The Arts of the Book
(00:29:25) 170 views

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Revealing the Original
(00:25:21) 148 views

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Iraq Now! Sunday at the Met
(01:06:58) 90 views