Boxes, caskets, cabinets, and chests played an important role in everyday life in Europe and were frequently much more than mere containers. This program explores how their form and decoration reflected changes in different social customs and manners as well as the latest stylistic developments in Europe. It concludes with music performed on cabinet organs, hidden keyboards, and not-so-ancient voice boxes.Lectures: Thinking Outside the Box: Placing European Cabinets, Caskets, and Cases in Context Dani?lle O. Kisluk-Grosheide, curator, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe Eighteenth-Century Gold Box: The Ultimate Fashion Accessory and a Microcosm of All the Arts Charles Truman, art historian and independent scholar, LondonMusical Presentation: Jukeboxes of Old: Music from Past Centuries ARTEK, Gwendolyn Toth, director and keyboardsRelated Exhibition: Thinking Outside the BoxEuropean Cabinets, Caskets, and Cases from the Permanent Collection (1500--1900)December 7, 2010--October 30, 2011
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