"The idea of launching your body back, without seeing, is liberating but also terrifying."
--Francesca Harper, dancer
How does the sculpted body communicate? Hear from Met experts, leading authorities, and rising stars, each with a unique perspective on the language of gesture, facial expression, and pose.Click here to begin your exploration of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Viewpoints: Body Language.
Hear diverse viewpoints from curators, educators, musicians, theater actors and directors, neuroscientists, and a deaf American Sign Language user. Watch videos of dancers and choreographers interpret the body's expression. Share your viewpoints on social media. We'll repost selections on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.
Body Language features twenty works of sculpture from three departments: European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Medieval Art, and the American Wing.