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82nd and Fifth

by Michael Donovan 2/12/2013 3:25:00 AM

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

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