MetCollects—Episode 2 / 2016: The Crown of the Andes

“Where are the boundaries of American art?” On the Crown of the Andes

Crown of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, known as the Crown of the Andes, ca. 1660 (diadem) and ca. 1770 (arches). Colombian, Popayán. Gold, repoussé and chased; emeralds; 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm), Body diameter: 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, Acquisitions Fund and Mary Trumbull Adams Fund, 2015 (2015.437)

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Director: Christopher Noey
Producer: Kate Farrell
Editor: Dia Felix
Camera 1: Wayne De La Roche, Alex Rappoport
Camera 2: Dia Felix, Stephanie Wuertz
Jib Operator: Kelly Richardson
Production Coordinator: Lisa Rifkind
Production Assistants: Sarah Cowan, Karlie Efinger
Lighting: Ned Hallick, Michael Pruitt-Bruun
Gaffer: Foster McLaughlin
Sound Recording: Tom Meyers, David Raymond
Original Music: Rafter Roberts
Sound Editing: David Raymond

Footage courtesy of eFootage, LLC, used by permission.
Footage excerpted from “Corpus,” a documentary by Raul Goyburu.

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