Get to Know the Met


This month, the Met kicked off a terrific new series that allows visitors to explore museum artifacts in a new, personable way with “82nd and Fifth”. In digestible, 2-minute videos, the museum asks 100 of its curators to delve into one seminal work of art – essentially giving a mini-tour. Each curator narrates the segments as the camera zooms, shows varying views, and generally gives the best visual sense you can get of any work digitally. Most interestingly, the curator’s narrations get personal, illuminating how each particular work is special and important not only in the history of art and culture – but in their own experience as art historians. Two new episodes will be released each week, through the end of the year.