Inside the Met

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  • Climb the Fifth Avenue steps to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, where art lovers ponder how museums like The Met will survive, thrive and change in response to the pandemic, and urgent calls for social justice. What to do with stolen treasures? How to pay for new acquisitions, art conservation and maintenance of an antique building? Watch art history in the making, in 3 fascinating episodes. 3 hours on 1 Disc SDH

    • Format: DVD
    • Number of Discs: 1
    • Region: 1
    • Run Time: 180 minutes
    • SKU: 23148
    • Subtitles: SDH
  • Episode 1: The Birthday Surprise
    Watch as the Metropolitan Museum of Art prepares for its landmark 150th birthday, and how quickly the plans change when COVID-19 hits New York City. As the Met is forced to close its doors for the first time in history, a skeleton staff battles to protect 1.2 million precious objects while executives face losses approaching $150 million, revealing the new reality inside this storied institution.

    Episode 2: All Things to All People?
    After the COVID-19 pandemic forces the Metropolitan Museum of Art to place plans for their 150th year on hold, the killing of George Floyd in May 2020 leads to renewed calls for social justice across the country. The Met is forced to confront its historical record on inclusion, exclusion and diversity in art and staffing, as questions are raised about some of the Met's most treasured objects.

    Episode 3: Love and Money
    As fall 2020 begins, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has reopened, welcoming visitors back in a safe and limited way, but the museum has suffered major financial losses. Now, every department is calling in favors to patrons and supporters, from philanthropists who have contributed millions over generations, to art collectors now realizing it is time to make public their personal treasures.

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    • Format: DVD
    • Number of Discs: 1
    • Region: 1
    • Run Time: 180 minutes
    • SKU: 23148
    • Subtitles: SDH
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    Episode 1: The Birthday Surprise
    Watch as the Metropolitan Museum of Art prepares for its landmark 150th birthday, and how quickly the plans change when COVID-19 hits New York City. As the Met is forced to close its doors for the first time in history, a skeleton staff battles to protect 1.2 million precious objects while executives face losses approaching $150 million, revealing the new reality inside this storied institution.

    Episode 2: All Things to All People?
    After the COVID-19 pandemic forces the Metropolitan Museum of Art to place plans for their 150th year on hold, the killing of George Floyd in May 2020 leads to renewed calls for social justice across the country. The Met is forced to confront its historical record on inclusion, exclusion and diversity in art and staffing, as questions are raised about some of the Met's most treasured objects.

    Episode 3: Love and Money
    As fall 2020 begins, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has reopened, welcoming visitors back in a safe and limited way, but the museum has suffered major financial losses. Now, every department is calling in favors to patrons and supporters, from philanthropists who have contributed millions over generations, to art collectors now realizing it is time to make public their personal treasures.