An Acquiring Mind: Philippe de Montebello and The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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the MET is arguably NYC greatest cultural asset..

Author — TheLusianPopa

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Not sure - he wanted to know what his expert curators thought, part of the collaborative process of acquisition. Thanks for asking!

Author — Great Museums

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Having seen "The Art of The Steal (2009)", it's hard to watch Montebello praise the Annenberg's 'love of art'.

Author — R W

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I could live in the Met. I have spent weeks and weeks inside those walls. It is a place I will always return to. To see these works in person is what the Met is all about.

Author — jppagetoo

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The One Of The Amazing And Great Museum In The World. Thank You For Posting.

Author — Cleo Ramzes

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Having seen "The Art of The Steal (2009)", it's hard to watch Montebello praise the Annenberg's 'love of art'.

Author — R W

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24:26 is that a Snivy on the tapestry? Didn't know Carlos the IV was a fan of Pokemon

Author — gfws

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Sigh...I really have to travel to New York one time; to visit the Metropolitan Museum Of Art...Unbelievable; these videos are such an eye-opener!

Author — frode

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ALL FROM THE BENEFIT OF THE MAKERS EYE, & HAND.

Author — James anonymous

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If you close your eyes, the voice of Mr. de Montebello sounds precisely like Gregory Peck.

Author — Linda Penner

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One thing that I got out of this, other than a chance to get a "drive-by" view of these works and to see the individual players, is how we all inhabit different spheres. The people who are involved with "art" at this level are a closed society--they walk, talk, dress, and live differently. An invitation to the farewell party for de Montebello would be akin to dinner with Elizabeth II. I was first filled with admiration and awe. But then I reflected, "What would it be like to a part of this world with all its intrigue, glamour, and distraction? Or should I be content to be able to go about my life unencumbered and free to live in such a way that my current resources allow?" Is it not a luxury "..to sit quietly in a room alone."?

I hope to visit the MMA if the post CV-19 world allows it...

Author — chevalier de balibari

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I loved this!!
What is that picture at 12:07

Author — ramelep

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Talent, technology, size and money combine to make this institution the best.
I miss it.,

Author — joyce froney

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I come back to this most enjoyable video at least once every year. It's a treat each time. Everytime I return, I do so with as many and even more questions than the previous year. Either I'm failing or I am not trying hard enough.

Author — 408Magenta

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Wonderful video, great, great director. But what happened to the face of the restored drawing at 28:32?? Cringeworthy!

Author — stavokg

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Incredible museum, a tour of history and its labyrinths.

Author — Alex Orejuela

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ART IS THE FUNCTIONAL OF THE NON-FUNCTIONAL, AND THEREFOR FREE OF SUBJECTIVE TASTE.

Author — MARCION PHILOLOGOS

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Amazing collection of humanity and it's history. Would love to know the story and life of each artist but thier contribution still endures.

Author — S W

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16:51/16:52/16:53 Sour face/ Laughs awkwardly/ Sour face

Author — Boyd Boyett

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« This is not the work of only one man, .... » The Met has the good fortune of receiving masterpieces as well as $$$ from generous patrons in order to bring the best art to the public . Thank you for this wonderful video . 👏👏👏

Author — mona2242