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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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SPARK: It's About Time
(01:20:22) 59 views

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SPARK: Plato at the Met
(01:06:51) 53 views

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Collecting Cubism
(00:56:59) 621 views

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1336 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 64 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 77 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 40 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
(00:41:09) 33 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
(00:31:59) 37 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 49 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 47 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 122 views

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Africa and the West
(01:13:21) 17 views

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How Proust Changed Our Minds
(01:15:39) 63 views

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Why New Art Mattered
(01:06:02) 29 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1307 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 246 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 715 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 685 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 350 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 384 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 663 views

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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 240 views

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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 417 views

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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 477 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 688 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1324 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 727 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
(00:07:53) 340 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 440 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 579 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 399 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4575 views

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Journey to the Copper Age
(01:10:46) 2081 views

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Performance by Dan Zhu
(00:19:42) 119 views