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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: Plato at the Met
(01:06:51) 39 views

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Collecting Cubism
(00:56:59) 494 views

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1280 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 56 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 74 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 34 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) 35 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 35 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 41 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 105 views

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Africa and the West
(01:13:21) 12 views

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How Proust Changed Our Minds
(01:15:39) 53 views

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

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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1201 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 575 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 665 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 324 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 357 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
(00:07:53) 278 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 397 views

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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 226 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 336 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 461 views

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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 396 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 587 views

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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 435 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1296 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 611 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 656 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 218 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4463 views

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Journey to the Copper Age
(01:10:46) 2062 views

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Performance by Dan Zhu
(00:19:42) 116 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 159 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 327 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 989 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 154 views