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American Collecting - The Philippe de Montebello Years - A Scholars' Day Workshop with Introduction by Inge Reist

The acquisition of works of art is central to the Metropolitan Museum's mission, and was a hallmark of Philippe de Montebello's tenure as director. In conjunction with the exhibition The Philippe de Montebello Years, this series of lectures and panel discussions celebrates the impressive additions to the Museum collections made under Mr. de Montebello's esteemed directorship.

In the galleries of the exhibition, Inge Reist--who worked with Helen Evans, the exhibition's coordinating curator--introduces the idea that "American collecting" bridges personal collecting, and acquisition for the sole purpose of donation and public display. In the exhibitions galleries, considering featured works of art, curators speak about the relationships between institutions and donors.

Inge Reist, Director of the Center for the History of Collecting in America, the Frick Art Reference Library

This event was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection.


Learn more about the exhibition The Philippe de Montebello Years: Curators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions:
http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2008/philippe-de-montebello

Lectures and Panels (150)

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My Met—Keith Christiansen
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Masterworks from the Met
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Africa and the West
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How Proust Changed Our Minds
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Why New Art Mattered
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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
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TEDxMet: James Nares
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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
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The Art of Making Chintz
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Journey to the Copper Age
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Performance by Dan Zhu
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The Cloisters: Part Four
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The Cloisters: Part Three
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The Cloisters: Part Two
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The Cloisters: Part One
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Eros, God of Love
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The Arts of the Book
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Revealing the Original
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Iraq Now! Sunday at the Met
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Art Books and eBooks 4
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Art Books and eBooks 3
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Art Books and eBooks 2
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Art Books and eBooks 1
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Faking It: In Conversation
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A Photographic Truth
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Process and Perception
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