“Paris-New York”: Curator Peter Kenny on the Fascinating French Style Furniture Made in New York
Crafted in the New York workshop of celebrated French cabinet-maker Charles-Honoré Lannuier, the twin card tables in the Richmond Room of the Metropolitan Museum of Art are superb examples of Federal period furniture. In this video, curator Peter Kenny describes the ways in which Lannuier’s magnificent tables perfectly encapsulate America’s fascination with the French Empire style. This video was produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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When George Goldner, former Chairman of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, first visited the Met as a child, he was immediately drawn to El Greco’s striking oil painting 'View of Toledo.'
“Winners and Losers”: Xavier Salomon on Tiepolo’s Magnificent Canvas
Xavier Salomon, former curator of Baroque Paintings, describes his reaction to this magnificent canvas as he walks past it every day. This video was produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“Breakthrough”: Museum Director Thomas P. Campbell on a Remarkable Tapestry of “The Last Supper”
Throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, tapestries were often just as revered as paintings. In this video, Metropolitan Museum of Art director Thomas P. Campbell describes the beauty, significance and astonishing skill of van Orley’s tapestry