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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) 421 views

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1271 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 55 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) 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) 35 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) 40 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 103 views

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Africa and the West
(01:13:21) 11 views

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How Proust Changed Our Minds
(01:15:39) 51 views

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

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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1181 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 597 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 648 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1292 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 322 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 351 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 392 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 214 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 554 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 658 views

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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 430 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 324 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 444 views

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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 224 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
(00:07:53) 267 views

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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 389 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 573 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4442 views

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Journey to the Copper Age
(01:10:46) 2051 views

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Performance by Dan Zhu
(00:19:42) 115 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 152 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 152 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 325 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 963 views

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Eros, God of Love
(00:49:32) 1623 views