A World of Art: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

About this doc­u­men­tary, Great Muse­ums Tele­vi­sion writes:

Found­ed in 1870, the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Muse­um of Art was built on the shoul­ders of cap­i­tal­ism: J.P. Mor­gan, Have­mey­er, Lehman, Rock­e­feller, and Annen­berg are just a few of the names behind the Met’s col­lec­tions. Today, the Met remains ded­i­cat­ed to the on-going pur­suit of the great­est trea­sures of mankind.

In this episode: Egypt; Chi­na; Renais­sance Europe; Arms & Armor; Amer­i­can; Impres­sion­ism; col­lec­tors J.P. Mor­gan and Loui­sine Have­mey­er; con­nois­seur­ship and crit­i­cal eval­u­a­tion; Greece and Rome; Asian India; Cos­tume Insti­tute; ear­ly Ital­ian Renais­sance; North­ern Renais­sance; Amer­i­can por­trai­ture from Cop­ley to Sul­ly to Sar­gent; Van Gogh; Africa, Ocea­nia and Meso-Amer­i­ca.

You can watch A World of Art: The Met­ro­pol­i­tan Muse­um of Art above.

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