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The Complete Two-Part TV Documentary Series About The New York Metropolitan Museum Of Art's Premodern American Art Collection, Written And Narrated By Sterling Professor Emeritus Of The History Of Art In Architecture At Yale University Vincent Scully, Considered By Many To Be One Of The Greatest Teachers Of Architecture, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Color, 1985, Two Episodes Of 1 Hour Each.) #AmericanArtAndTheMetropolitanMuseum #VincentScully #PremodernAmericanArt #Premodernism #AmericanArt #ColonialArt #MetropolitanMuseumOfArt #Art #ArtHistory #HistoryOfAmericanArt #AmericanHistory #USHistory #HistoryOfTheUS #Historians #Professors #Critics #Academics #SterlingProfessors #Architecture #YaleUniversity #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
The Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York City, known colloquially "The Met", is the largest art museum in the Americas. In 2022 it welcomed 3,208,832 visitors, ranking it eighth in the list of most-visited art museums in the world, and the second-most visited art museum in the United States. Its permanent collection contains over two million works, divided among 17 curatorial departments. The main building at 1000 Fifth Avenue, along the Museum Mile on the eastern edge of Central Park on Manhattan's Upper East Side, is by area one of the world's largest art museums. The first portion of the approximately 2-million-square-foot (190,000 m2) building was built in 1880. A much smaller second location, The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, contains an extensive collection of art, architecture, and artifacts from medieval Europe. The Metropolitan Museum Of Art was founded in 1870 with its mission to bring art and art education to the American people. The museum's permanent collection consists of works of art from classical antiquity and ancient Egypt, paintings, and sculptures from nearly all the European Old Masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanian, Byzantine, and Islamic art. The museum is home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes, and accessories, as well as antique weapons and armor from around the world. Several notable interiors, ranging from 1st-century Rome through modern American design, are installed in its galleries.
The Metropolitan Museum Of Art's collection of American art returned to view in new galleries on January 16, 2012. The new installation provides visitors with the history of American art from the 18th through the early 20th century. The new galleries encompasses 30,000 square feet for the display of the museum's collection. The curator in charge of the American Wing since September 2014 is Sylvia Yount.
Vincent Scully, American art historian who was Sterling Professor (highest academic rank at Yale University, akin to the rank of university professor at other universities) Emeritus of the History of Art in Architecture at Yale University, and the author of several books and both producer and host of documentaries on the subject (August 21, 1920 - November 30, 2017) was born Vincent Joseph Scully Jr. in New Haven, Connecticut. Architect Philip Johnson once described Scully as "the most influential architectural teacher ever." His lectures at Yale were known to attract casual visitors and packed houses, and regularly received standing ovations. Scully was a fierce critic of the 1963 destruction of New York's original Pennsylvania Station, memorably writing of it that, "One entered the city like a god. One scuttles in now like a rat." Scully died on November 30, 2017 at his home in Lynchburg, Virginia, aged 97. The cause of death was complications of Parkinson's disease.