During a speaking career that spanned over 30 years, the acclaimed lectures given by Rosamond Bernier at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York routinely sold out months in advance. Her enthusiastic audiences would agree with Calvin Tomkins, who wrote in The New Yorker, "Her lectures are really conversations — intimate chats about artists, their friends, their society, and their work. She has transformed one of the more dubious events of our time — the art lecture illustrated with slides — into something scintillating."

Now some of these performances are available on DVD, videotaped live at the Met!

Lectures available include The Modern Masters, conversational accounts of Rosamond Bernier's friendships with Picasso, Matisse and Miró; French Impressionism: The World Made New, a series in which the artists are introduced not only as painters but as exceptional human beings; Taste at the Top, vivid portraits of four great royal art collectors, and Louise Bourgeois at Close Quarters, a revealing look at the remarkable life and work of the sculptor and her challenging art.

For a full list of titles and to order online, visit www.kultur.com.