Treasures of the Met: Remarkable Art from New York’s Most Famous Museum
In honor of The Metropolitan Museum of Art re-opening on August 29th, Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan–a former researcher in The Met’s Modern and Contemporary Department–will give a virtual tour of some of her favorite artworks and rooms at the museum. Discussion will include Roman wall paintings buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE, Hans Memling’s The Annunciation (ca. 1465-70), Tiepolo’s The Triumph of Marius (1729), and more.
No introduction to the Met, a really huge museum, could ever hope to do more than touch the surface of the enormous collections. An introduction has to be highly personal, as this one is. But it is a fascinating look at Prof. Ryan’s own favorites and each one is insightful and you learn much you would not otherwise have seen or known. Makes you want to visit NYC and go to each of the things she talks about! Well-done.