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New American Wing: Behind-the-Scenes with Director Thomas P. Campbell

Learn more about the departments of American Decorative Arts http://www.metmuseum.org/Works_of_Art/american_decorative_arts and American Paintings and Sculpture http://www.metmuseum.org/Works_of_Art/american_paintings_and_sculpture Thomas Campbell and Morrison Heckscher tour The New American Wing, which opens May 19, 2009, following two years of major renovation and reinstallation. In the dramatic, light-filled Charles Engelhard Court with views onto Central Park, they stop to admire several iconic and monumental American sculptures, including works by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Daniel Chester French, Frederick William MacMonnies, and Karl Bitter, and discuss a newly created balcony that will house the spectacular collection of American art pottery recently promised to the Museum by Robert A. Ellison Jr. Their preview includes an overview of the Met's unparalleled collection of decorative arts, including a newly re-arranged series of period rooms that will transport visitors from colonial New England to a Frank Lloyd Wright living room from early twentieth-century Minnesota. Chris Noey - producer and director Wayne de la Roche - camera Kate Farrell - editor Jessica Glass - camera Angela Kim - production assistant Robin Schwalb - production assistant
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