100 two-minute videos on art

82nd and Fifth, screenshot
82nd and Fifth, website screenshot

82nd & Fifth is the address of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It is also, according to the Met’s website, “the intersection of art and ideas.”

82nd and Fifth, website screenshot

Throughout 2013, the Met invited 100 curators from across the Museum to talk about 100 works of art that changed the way they see the world, and eleven Museum photographers to interpret their vision: one work, one curator, two minutes at a time.

This is a jewel of a website with an outstanding user experience. Subtle, yet loud; comforting and surprising; vibrant, while restrained, it represents 200 minutes of insight, education, and commentary delivered in two-minute video chunks.

Enjoy! 82nd and Fifth Online—

Celestial globe with clockwork, 1579
Gerhard Emmoser (Austrian)

By Stephen Brockelman

As a Sr. Writer at T. Rowe Price, I work with a group of the best copywriters around. We belong to the broader creative team within Enterprise Creative, a part of Corporate Marketing Services. _____________________________________________ A long and winding road: My path to T. Rowe Price was more twisted than Fidelity’s green line. With scholarship in hand, I left Kansas at 18 to study theatre in New York. When my soap opera paychecks stopped coming from CBS and started coming from the show’s sponsor, Proctor & Gamble, I discovered the power of advertising and switched careers. Over the years I’ve owned an ad agency in San Francisco; worked for Norman Lear on All in the Family, Good Times, Sanford and Son, and the rest of his hit shows; and as a member of Directors Guild of America, I directed Desi Arnaz in his last television appearance— we remained friends until his death. In 1988 I began freelancing full time didn’t look back. In January 2012 my rep at Boss Group called and said, “I know you don’t want to commute and writing for the financial industry isn’t high on your wish list, but I have a gig with T. Rowe Price in Owings Mills…” I was a contractor for eight months, drank the corporate Kool-Aid, became a TRP associate that August, and today I find myself smiling more often than not.

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