Ruth Leon recommends… Great Museums – Metropolitan Museum of ArtRuth Leon recommends
Great Museums – Metropolitan Museum of Art
Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is a three dimensional encyclopedia of art history and this is a documentary about New York’s signature museum,
part of a series for American Public Broadcasting, now available on YouTube.
It includes commentary from many experts and curators but, most of all, it shows some of the sublime art captured in museums, only a glimpse, but sufficient to whet the appetite. This film is a sort of commercial for the Met but, if you’ve never been there, it gives you a taste of what’s in one of the world’s greatest collections of art – Asian, American, European and all the other regions of the world throughout history.
I wanted to share this with you because I love the Met and, having visited it many, many times, have only scratched the surface of what’s there. I’ll try to find more of these fine documentaries about the great museums of the world in future weeks. But, first, get acquainted with the Met.