Connections – Metropolitan Museum of Art

Link to Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Connections.

Last year, in 2011, the Metropolitan Museum of Art launched the thematic multimedia series called Connections as a way of connecting visitors (mostly online visitors) to the voices and personal perspectives of their staff — ultimately creating new connections with artworks in the collection.  I immediately began following the series, clicking on the multimedia/audio links each week. The series certainly models a way of connecting artworks across collections and time periods through the personal or intellectual links we can make. Its episodes on themes such as “Fatherhood,” “Texture,” and “Bad Hair” help museum novices (and lifelong visitors) reconnect with the simple, human element that is at the core of our interactions with art.

Photo by Andrew Brannan

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