Christine Coulson, Metropolitan Stories

Christine Coulson, Metropolitan Stories

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- Dimensions: 5.31" x 7.77", 256 pages, hardback

- “A love letter to the monumental institution…[Metropolitan Stories] reads like a work by John Cheever…[Coulson] captured the spirit of the place and brought it magically to life.” - The Wall Street Journal

- In her debut novel, author Christine Coulson has created a surreal and exquisite guidebook to the unseen world of the Met, the storied New York City museum. Using her personal favorite works of art as signposts, readers are ushered through the private halls of the institution where we discover larger-than-life characters, the downside of survival, and the powerful voices of the art itself. The result is a novel bursting with magic, humor, and energetic detail, but also a beautiful book about introspection, an ode to lives lived for art, ultimately building a powerful collage of human experience and the world of the imagination.

- Combining a vast knowledge of art history with sharp wit and approachable storytelling, this is as much a novel for those who frequent the Met’s steps as those who have never tread them.

- Author Christine Coulson spent 25 years writing for The Metropolitan Museum of Art and left the museum as Senior Writer in 2019. She started at The Met in 1991 as a summer intern in the European Paintings Department and returned to start her first job there after graduate school in 1994. During her tenure, she rose through the ranks of the museum, working in the Development Office, the Director’s Office, and the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts.

- This is a newly printed book, multiples are available.


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