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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) 61 views

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SPARK: Plato at the Met
(01:06:51) 58 views

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Collecting Cubism
(00:56:59) 629 views

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1380 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 65 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 78 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 42 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
(00:41:09) 33 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
(00:31:59) 39 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 52 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 50 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 131 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) 83 views

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Why New Art Mattered
(01:06:02) 30 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1373 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 270 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 750 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 739 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 367 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 393 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 717 views

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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 250 views

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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 426 views

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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 521 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 710 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1336 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 803 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
(00:07:53) 379 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 473 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 658 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 432 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4615 views