Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Blogs, Videos This Week @ The Met Online

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Met Anywhere: Art and Community

Rashida Bumbray, Jon Gray, Miguel Luciano, Mei Lum, Toshi Reagon

Civic Practice Partnership

The Met's Civic Practice Partnership (CPP), launched in 2017, catalyzes and implements creative projects that advance healthy communities by bringing the skills and interests of neighborhood stakeholders together with those of The Met and artists who are socially minded in their practice. Invited CPP artists work in their own neighborhoods across New York City and at The Met to develop and implement ambitious projects and forge meaningful collaborations.

Meet the artists →

Photo: 'The Okutsu Family in Tatami Room, Yamaguchi,' by Thomas Struth

Art for Home: Thomas Struth's Okutsu Family and More

Met staff reflect on artworks that remind them of home, from a Thomas Struth photograph to American period rooms. Read the blog →

A black and white photo of two men in front of a mud building

Building on Architectural Traditions of the Sahel

Renowned architect Francis Kéré and photographer James Morris reflect on the past, present, and future of Sahelian architecture. Read the blog →

A pastel portrait of Emilie-Louise Delabigne on canvas by Matisse

Missing Manet's Valtesse

European Paintings Collections Management Associate Jane R. Becker offers insights into the life and social world of Emilie-Louise Delabigne, the famous sitter of Manet's portrait. Read the blog →

Video still: A dancer from the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

DIGITAL PREMIERE

Nrityagram: Samhāra Revisited

Nrityagram, India's lionized classical dance company, returns to The Met's Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing, this time in collaboration with Sri Lanka's equally acclaimed Chitrasena Dance Company. Samhāra Revisited brings together brilliant dance traditions with shared ancient roots, accompanied by a live original score. Join us for this captivating and meditative performance. Watch now →

Video still: A sunflower field in Arles, France

FROM THE VAULTS

In a Brilliant Light: Van Gogh in Arles, 1984

Near the end of his life, Vincent van Gogh moved from Paris to the city of Arles in southeastern France, where he experienced the most productive period of his artistic career. During his 444 days there, he completed over two hundred paintings and one hundred drawings inspired by the region's light, wildlife, and inhabitants. This film presents the stories behind many beloved works alongside beautiful footage of daily life in Provence, as well as glimpses of rarely seen canvases held in private collections. Narrated by Edward Herrmann. Watch now →