Behind the Scenes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN 9780143114260 | 304 pages | 25 Nov 2008 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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An “intriguing” oral portrait of the people behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Entertainment Weekly)“ The genius of Danziger is to get to the heart of an institution through myriad personal interviews . . . from cleaner and waitress through curator, trustee, and CEO.”—The Atlantic
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.
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