Velázquez Rediscovered: Behind the Scenes with the Director

Director Thomas Campbell speaks with curator Keith Christiansen and conservator Michael Gallagher about an exciting new discovery in the Met's own collections. Christiansen and Gallagher give an intriguing description of rediscovering the authorship of a beautiful studio portrait. Portrait of a Man, formerly ascribed to the workshop of Velázquez, was reattributed to the master himself following its cleaning and restoration at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It will be shown alongside other works from the Museum's superior collection of works by the great Spanish painter.

Thomas Campbell, Director, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Keith Christiansen, Jayne Wrightsman Curator of European Paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Michael Gallagher, Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge, Paintings Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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