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Artists' Voices

Artists reflect on what art is and what inspires them.

Digital Premiere: Honor, an Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra starring Lili Taylor

Watch artist Suzanne Bocanegra present Honor, a stage work that masquerades as an artist lecture about one of The Met's most important 16th-century tapestries.

Contemporary Artist William Wegman on His Video Art from 1970–99

"What can an audience tell the performer?" William Wegman on his video work from 1970–1999

Sculptor Robert Laurent’s Carved Chest: An Immigrant Story

Listen to sculptor Robert Laurent (1890–1970) tell his story of emigrating from Brittany, France to New York City in the early twentieth century.

Woman in yellow dress sitting in grey room with red colored installations

Contemporary Artist Ranjani Shettar on Her Installation

"Can nature's fragility be perceived?" Ranjani Shettar on her installation "Seven ponds and a few raindrops."

Lannuier's Pier Table

"How does a foreigner define America?" Alyce Englund on Charles-Honoré Lannuier's pier table.

Kerry James Marshall Breaks Down His Painting, “Untitled (Studio)”

“How does an outsider get in?” Kerry James Marshall on his painting, Untitled (Studio)

The Artist Project: Cecily Brown

Artist Cecily Brown reflects on medieval sculptures of the Madonna and Child in this episode of The Artist Project.

The Artist Project: Jacob El Hanani

Artist Jacob El Hanani reflects on the Mishneh Torah by Master of the Barbo Missal in this episode of The Artist Project.

The Artist Project: Nan Goldin

Artist Nan Goldin reflects on Julia Margaret Cameron in this episode of The Artist Project.

The Artist Project: Mary Weatherford

Artist Mary Weatherford reflects on Goya's Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga in this episode of The Artist Project.

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