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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Immaterial
Stories of the materials used in making art are often as thought-provoking and illuminating as the objects themselves. From The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Immaterial examines the materials of art and what they can reveal about history and humanity. Each episode looks at a single material: paper, clay, jade, shells, and others, exploring the qualities and meanings that are often overlooked.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 119 ratings
Gorgeous
Fascinating, poetic, beautiful.
indieperfume via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/24/23
More please!
I’m really enjoying Camille’s poetic and political perspective on the symbolism and meaning that embody materials, and what it means for objects to be de-contextualised from their original locations and placed into the Met collection. I hope this series continues.
DrSalC via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/19/23
Wonderful
Really drawn in by the content, interviews, and sounds of this podcast. We haven’t had one drop in over a month, looking forward to new episodes and hope this isn’t going to fade away.
MarsOne Lodin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/28/22
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