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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) 1109 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 47 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) 27 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) 24 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) 70 views

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Masterworks from the Met
(00:57:48) 113 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) 1086 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 473 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 601 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1272 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 290 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 254 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 259 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 177 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 436 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 504 views

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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 382 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 209 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 293 views

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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 205 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
(00:07:53) 205 views

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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 348 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 470 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4293 views

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Journey to the Copper Age
(01:10:46) 1929 views

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Performance by Dan Zhu
(00:19:42) 104 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 120 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 133 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 301 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 801 views

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Eros, God of Love
(00:49:32) 1455 views

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The Arts of the Book
(00:29:25) 169 views

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Revealing the Original
(00:25:21) 145 views

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