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The Costume Institute at The Met

The Costume Institute at The Met https://youtu.be/Xk3xM-KGSCE Influential pieces from designers who revolutionized fashion become a part of feminist history at the Met’s Costume Institute. Sculptural dresses, corset-free constructions and a wildly inventive use of materials and shapes show the depth of this stunning collection. From GREAT MUSEUMS: An Acquiring Mind: Philippe de Montebello and …

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Drawings and Prints at The Met

Drawings and Prints at The Met https://youtu.be/eqY04A6nkxQAs part of a special exhibition honoring Philippe de Montebello, curators who work with the Met’s Drawings and Prints highlight some of the techniques used in restoring some significant works on paper. Acquisitions require a judgment call – can this piece be saved? From GREAT MUSEUMS: An Acquiring Mind: …

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The Met: An Inside Look, Part 1

The Met: An Inside Look, Part 1 https://youtu.be/H7cRwkxs5okA special exhibition honoring retiring director Philippe de Montebello, featured highlights of the 84,000 works of art that were acquired during his tenure. Here we see Curator Helen Evans and Senior Design Advisor Jeff Daly determine which objects will be featured in this diverse selection of works. From …

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New Orleans: A Living Museum of Music

New Orleans: A Living Museum of Music https://youtu.be/0y9bhyz0KnoGREAT MUSEUMS: NEW ORLEANS: A LIVING MUSEUM OF MUSIC, narrated by actor Wendell Pierce (from HBO’s “The Wire”), is an intimate look at the traditions associated with New Orleans’ music and the preservation of those traditions through the work of local musicians and educators who mentor young talent; …

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China: West Meets East at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

China: West Meets East at the Metropolitan Museum of Art https://youtu.be/tQhqs1iFHDQ GREAT MUSEUMS of the WORLD: As one of the world’s premier art museums, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is home to the finest collection of Chinese artistic masterpieces of any museum outside of China. The collection spans 5,000 years of changing political dynasties and …

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The Rule of Man

The Rule of Man https://youtu.be/C6hBezvQ8kAThe history of Chinese art is the story of influence. The earliest pieces in the Met’s collection show masterpieces of primitive expression and belief. As the world evolved, and intruded, Chinese art began to reflect techniques and images introduced from India and the Western World. From GREAT MUSEUMS: West Meets East at the …

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Blending

Blending https://youtu.be/3LfQoK9tqVcEvery aspect of Cuban life tells the story of a blended society, starting with the island’s most important crop – sugar. When Christopher Columbus brought sugar cane from the Canary Islands, which had arrived there by way of Africa, India, China and Portugal, he brought with him the symbol of Cuba’s opening to the …

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