This two-part series explores some of the Metropolitan Museum's most-treasured seventeenth- and eighteenth-century American silver, highlighting the narratives these objects tell about people, places, and social customs. Deeply personal and human, this singular art form was, and remains, the ideal choice for honoring personal, civic, and professional accomplishments. The objects' individual stories simply await our investigation.
Beth Carver Wees, Curator of American Decorative Arts, The American Wing, MMA
Recorded October 27, 2014