The Metropolitan Museum of Art – “The Artist Project” – Jeffrey Gibson and Mickalene Thomas – Part II

Part II – The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “The Artist Project” videos. I hope you find the artists Jeffrey Gibson, Ethnographic’s Collections Researcher and Mickalene Thomas, Painter, Photographer, Filmmaker, perspectives enlightening. Over the next several weeks to come, I will be sharing other artists’ videos.

Jeffrey Gibson, Ethnographic's Collections Researcher
Jeffrey Gibson, Ethnographic’s Collections Researcher
Vanuatu Slit Gongs
Vanuatu Slit Gongs

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Ever since it was founded in 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has been a place where artists come to gain inspiration from works of art from their own time and place, and also from across time and cultures.

The Artist Project is an online series in which artists have an opportunity to respond to an encyclopedic collection.

Photo by Seydou Keita
Photo by Seydou Keita
Mickalene Thomas, Painter, Photographer, Filmmaker
Mickalene Thomas, Painter, Photographer, Filmmaker on Seydou Keita

From March 2015 to June 2016, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will invite 120 artists—local, national, and global—to choose individual works of art or galleries that spark their imaginations. In this online series, artists reflect on what art is, what inspires them from across 5,000 years of art, and in so doing, they reveal the power of a museum and The Met. Their unique and passionate ways of seeing and experiencing art encourage all museum visitors to look in a personal way.

Over the course of six seasons, The Artist Project will share the perspectives of one hundred and twenty artists with the public, telling us what they see when they look at The Met.

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