An ?intriguing? oral portrait of the people behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Entertainment Weekly)
Using more than fifty interviews, award-winning writer Danny Danziger creates a fascinating mosaic of the people behind New York's magnificent Metropolitan Museum of Art. From the aristocratic, acerbic director of the museum, Philippe de Montebello, to the curators who have a deep knowledge and passionate appreciation of their collections, from the security guards to the philanthropists who keep the museum's financial life blood flowing, Danziger brings to life this extraordinary world through the words of those who are devoted to making the Met the American institution it surely is.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
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|Age Range:||18 Years|
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This book is a behind the scenes look at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. It is a collection of interviews with curators and the support staff that makes the Museum work and thrive, even including a security guard and gift shop manager. There are a lot of very personal and insightful stories of happenings within the Museum walls that will really enrich your next visit there and make the place come to life. The conversations with the various curators in the different specialized galleries are especially interesting, revealing the philosophy behind the items chosen for acquisition and the vision for the department. Even if you never get to NYC and never visit The Met, it is probably representative of what goes on in any prestigious Art museum, so anyone who loves a day spent lost amongst treasures would undoubtedly love getting lost in this book.
I just this minute finished THIS WONDERFUL book. It is an extraordinary masterpiece!!!!!!!!!!!! The people involved with the Met must be thrilled. This brilliant author has shared an unknown element of this amazing museum with 'us common folk'. What a treat it is. Thank you Danny Danzinger for once again enlightening us.