“Thinking Aloud”: Curator Carmen Bambach on a Drawing for Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel
Carmen Bambach, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses Michelangelo’s Studies for the Libyan Sibyl, an intimate preparatory drawing for the enormous figure of the Libyan Sibyl in the ceiling fresco of the Sistine Chapel. This video was produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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“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.
“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.
“Precaution”: Curator Isabel Stünkel Reveals the Met’s Unofficial Mascot
Unbeknownst to many, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s unofficial mascot is a miniature ceramic hippopotamus from ancient Egypt. Isabel Stünkel unpacks the symbolism and mythology of the small, brightly colored figurine.