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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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Collecting Cubism
(00:56:59) 344 views

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1254 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 54 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 72 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 33 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
(00:41:09) 31 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
(00:31:59) 33 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 32 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 38 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 97 views

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Africa and the West
(01:13:21) 10 views

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How Proust Changed Our Minds
(01:15:39) 49 views

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Why New Art Mattered
(01:06:02) 27 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1164 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 573 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 640 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1288 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 316 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 344 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 383 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 208 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 536 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 648 views

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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 422 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 299 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 411 views

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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 219 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
(00:07:53) 259 views

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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 381 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 554 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4420 views

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Journey to the Copper Age
(01:10:46) 2045 views

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Performance by Dan Zhu
(00:19:42) 114 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 146 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 148 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 321 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 938 views

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Eros, God of Love
(00:49:32) 1612 views

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The Arts of the Book
(00:29:25) 184 views

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Revealing the Original
(00:25:21) 153 views

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Iraq Now! Sunday at the Met
(01:06:58) 99 views