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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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Masterworks from the Met
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Africa and the West
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How Proust Changed Our Minds
(01:15:39) 13 views

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Why New Art Mattered
(01:06:02) 9 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 994 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 543 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 406 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1188 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 371 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 213 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 259 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 353 views

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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 184 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 420 views

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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 302 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 151 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 181 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
(00:07:53) 164 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 112 views

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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 345 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 224 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4188 views

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Journey to the Copper Age
(01:10:46) 1751 views

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Performance by Dan Zhu
(00:19:42) 97 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 109 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 120 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 286 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 692 views

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Eros, God of Love
(00:49:32) 1422 views

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The Arts of the Book
(00:29:25) 159 views

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Revealing the Original
(00:25:21) 124 views

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Iraq Now! Sunday at the Met
(01:06:58) 88 views

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Art Books and eBooks 4
(00:39:00) 79 views

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Art Books and eBooks 3
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Art Books and eBooks 2
(00:15:22) 139 views

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Art Books and eBooks 1
(00:21:21) 343 views

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Faking It: In Conversation
(00:19:00) 233 views

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A Photographic Truth
(00:24:19) 1081 views

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Process and Perception
(00:21:35) 989 views