How does the sculpted body communicate? Hear from Met experts, leading authorities, and rising stars, each with a unique perspective on the language of gesture, facial expression, and pose.
Hear diverse viewpoints from curators, educators, musicians, theater actors and directors, neuroscientists, and a deaf American Sign Language user.
Watch videos of dancers and choreographers interpret the body's expression.
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Body Language features twenty works of sculpture from three departments: European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Medieval Art, and the American Wing.
"It's almost hard to believe that this figure will die; his physique is so strong, so muscular."
"It's a sculpture about motion, but it's not the motion of killing."
"How much skill, time, and focus went into getting one simple moment of human gesture?"
"The grip of all of these people, the density of this composition, communicates the crisis."