The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently announced a video project called “82nd & Fifth,”
in which 100 curators talk about 100 works of art at the museum. Each
curator was asked to choose a work of art that changed the way he or she sees the world and given two minutes to explain why.
Listening to a curator discuss an object in a conversational way,
describing why they like it and why it's important to them, brings a new
level of appreciation to these works. Moreover, high-quality video and
photographs, including close-ups, offer views of works of art often
difficult to achieve in person.
The project began in January, 2013, with new videos added every
Wednesday. Visitors can also sign up for e-mail notification when new
videos are uploaded to the site