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Making the Exhibition - The Philippe de Montebello Years - A Scholars' Day Workshop with Introduction by Helen Evans

The acquisition of works of art is central to the Metropolitan Museum's mission, and was a hallmark of Philippe de Montebello's tenure as director. In conjunction with the exhibition The Philippe de Montebello Years, this series of lectures and panel discussions celebrates the impressive additions to the Museum collections made under Mr. de Montebello's esteemed directorship.

Helen C. Evans, coordinating curator of the exhibition The Philippe de Montebello Years, talks about how the exhibition was conceived and organized. The exhibition, a group effort by Museum curators, takes visitors through the history of the Met's acquisitions, but also offers a provocative look at the community behind the collecting practice.

Organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection

Helen C. Evans, Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator of Byzantine Art, Department of Medieval Art


Learn more about the exhibition The Philippe de Montebello Years: Curators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions:
http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2008/philippe-de-montebello

Lectures and Panels (150)

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SPARK: It's About Time
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SPARK: Plato at the Met
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Collecting Cubism
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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
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My Met—Keith Christiansen
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Africa and the West
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How Proust Changed Our Minds
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Why New Art Mattered
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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
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TEDxMet: James Nares
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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
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The Art of Making Chintz
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Journey to the Copper Age
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Performance by Dan Zhu
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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 329 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 1009 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 163 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 157 views