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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) 64 views

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SPARK: Plato at the Met
(01:06:51) 59 views

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Collecting Cubism
(00:56:59) 637 views

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1392 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 67 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 80 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 45 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
(00:41:09) 35 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
(00:31:59) 41 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 59 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 53 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 137 views

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Africa and the West
(01:13:21) 19 views

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How Proust Changed Our Minds
(01:15:39) 88 views

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Why New Art Mattered
(01:06:02) 35 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1404 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 276 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 373 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
(00:07:53) 395 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 481 views

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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 536 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 404 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 772 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 767 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 854 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 720 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1340 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 459 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 680 views

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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 430 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 739 views

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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 255 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4653 views