Treasures of the Met: Remarkable Art from New York’s Most Famous Museum

Buffalo AKG Art Museum, Formerly Columbia University

An art historian by training, Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan is currently Assistant Curator at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum in Buffalo, New York. She holds a BA from Harvard, three master’s Degrees, and a PhD from Columbia, and has taught classes on art at institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the Pratt Institute, and Columbia University, where she was one of the top-ranked instructors of the introduction to art history, “Art Humanities: Masterpieces of Western Art.” A regular critic for Artforum, her writing has also appeared in periodicals such as Art in America and Art Journal, and in catalogs published by museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center.


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.



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Highly selective, but very interesting

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.

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