Monday, March 17, 2014

March 16, 2014

On Friday as I looked up the image of the day on MetMuseum.org, I discovered "82nd and Fifth." It's a series produced in 2013, where 100 curators from the museum discuss one work of art in the museum that "changed the way they see the world." Each video (available on YouTube) is about 2 minutes long.

It's visually beautiful to see the art, and lyrical in how the curators describe their reactions to the works. These are people who see some of the finest art in the world every day, and the pieces they come back to as the most impactful.  I was particularly taken by Extreme Fashion," by Andrew Bolton on an item of fashion by Alexander McQueen from 1999.


 100 2-minute videos is about 3 hours 20 minutes. A long-ish movie that's easily broken into shorter blocks, and well worth it.  I'm watching now as I'm writing and getting so much out of it.

I also wonder if anyone has done something similar at the RISD museum. They should.

I busted my butt this weekend with the spring cleaning. Still so much to do, but at least I'm seeing progress. We cleaned out the dreaded closet in the Bear pit.


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