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Go behind the scenes with these unique perspectives on the latest artworks to enter The Met collection.

Famous Women: An Album by Cao Zhenxiu and Gai Qi

"How does a woman represent herself?" Joseph Scheier-Dolberg on Cao Zhenxiu and Gai Qi's Famous Women album.

Guitarist Anthony Wilson on John Monteleone's "Four Seasons" Guitars

"What makes an instrument an individual?" Anthony Wilson plays John Monteleone's "Four Seasons" guitars.

French Longcase Clock

“Who controls time?” Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide on a longcase clock by Ferdinand Berthoud and Balthazar Lieutaud.

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

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

Elizabeth Kornhauser on Jules Tavernier l MetCollects

"Does hindsight intensify meaning?" Elizabeth Kornhauser on the implications of Jules Tavernier's painting Dance in a Subterranean Roundhouse at Clear Lake, California.

Simon Bening’s "Book of Hours"

"How do you measure dedication?" Barbara Boehm on Simon Bening’s Book of Hours.

Jacques Louis David's Drawing "The Death of Socrates"

"What is the path to a masterpiece?" Perrin Stein on Jacques Louis David's The Death of Socrates.

The Crown of the Andes

“Where are the boundaries of American art?”

Scholar David Driskell on Aaron Douglas's Painting "Let My People Go"

"Can a work of art reclaim history?" Scholar David Driskell on Aaron Douglas's Painting Let My People Go.

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