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Luke Syson:
How I learned to stop worrying and love "useless" art

TEDxMet · 13:11 · Filmed Oct 2013
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Luke Syson: How I learned to stop worrying and love "useless" art
13:11 · Filmed October 2013 at TEDxMet · Subtitles available in 20 languages

Luke Syson was a curator of Renaissance art, of transcendent paintings of saints and solemn Italian ladies — serious art. And then he changed jobs, and inherited the Met's collection of ceramics — pretty, frilly, "useless" candlesticks and vases. He didn't like it. He didn't get it. Until one day … (Filmed at TEDxMet.)

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As a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Luke Syson accesses the richness of European history through sculpture. Full bio
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