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Thinking Outside the Box

In conjunction with the exhibition Thinking Outside the Box: European Cabinets, Caskets, and Cases from the Permanent Collection (1500–1900) (on view December 7, 2010–October 30, 2011), this program explores how the form and decoration of boxes, caskets, cabinets, and chests reflected changes in different social customs and manners as well as the latest stylistic developments in Europe. It includes music performed on cabinet organs, hidden keyboards, and not-so-ancient voice boxes

Recorded on February 27, 2011

Program:
"Thinking Outside the Box: Placing European Cabinets, Caskets, and Cases in Context"
Daniëlle O. Kisluk-Grosheide, curator, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts

"The Eighteenth-Century Gold Box: The Ultimate Fashion Accessory and a Microcosm of All the Arts"
Charles Truman, art historian and independent scholar, London

Musical Presentation:
Jukeboxes of Old: Music from Past Centuries
ARTEK, Gwendolyn Toth, director and keyboards

Collections, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts (73)

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Beauty and Belief
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Silent Dynamism
(00:01:21) 525 views

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A Family Gripped by Crisis
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The Body as High Drama
(00:02:01) 340 views

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Hands: Silent Yet Speaking
(00:01:25) 242 views

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Focused in Full Sight
(00:01:35) 1138 views

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After Victory
(00:02:07) 927 views

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The Myth behind the Bust
(00:01:37) 212 views

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Agony's Body Language
(00:02:02) 622 views

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One Artist, Many Faces
(00:01:52) 235 views

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A Face Refuses Contact
(00:01:21) 361 views

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Collective Anxiety
(00:01:41) 894 views

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Art or Fiction?
(00:01:55) 535 views

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Beauty and Laughter Entwined
(00:01:53) 675 views

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To Bite or Not To Bite?
(00:01:34) 1163 views

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The Roentgens' Rolltop Desk
(00:01:26) 3331 views

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Abraham Roentgen's Writing Desk
(00:02:07) 8925 views

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The Electrotyping Process
(00:03:05) 4074 views