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Sister Wendy's American Collection Boxed Set   -  Discontinued

Sister Wendy's American Collection Boxed Set

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6 hrs.
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WGBH Boston Video
"Museums, like theaters and libraries, are a means to freedom. Here, we can move out of our personal anxieties and disappointments into the vast and stable world of human creativity." --Sister Wendy Beckett Sister Wendy Beckett comes to America for a spectacular tour that blends art, history, culture and storytelling into one delightful experience. Described as "a phenomenon" by The Washington Post and "a pop star" by The New York Times, Sister Wendy shares her contagious enthusiasm, eloquent descriptions, self-taught expertise and warm humor as she guides you through six of America's greatest art museums.

The Art Institute of Chicago Discover intriguing facts behind Grant Wood's classic painting American Gothic, the brilliance of a gold ceremonial knife from Peru's lost Chimu empire, and Marc Chagall's stained glass epic America Windows.

The Cleveland Museum of Art Explore rare Asian art and Medieval European pieces, as well as Rodin's sculpture The Thinker, an elaborately detailed suit of armor, and Rousseau's richly fantastic painting The Fight of a Tiger and a Buffalo.

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas Share the museum's carefully selected art collection, including Cezanne's painting Man in a Blue Smock, the lacquered beauty of a Japanese wine flask, and Caravaggio's The Cardsharps.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Enjoy the museum's wonderfully diverse works, including David Hockney's painting Mulholland Drive, a colorfully woven Chinese emperor's robe, and examples of pre-Columbian sculpture.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Tour New York's legendary museum and its vast art collection, including Velazquez's stunning painting Juan de Pareja and a calligraphic page from the Koran. And join Sister Wendy to experience the heavenly beauty of The Cloisters.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Marvel at such masterpieces as Gauguin's Polynesian painting Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, the intricate Wedgwood inlays of an antique piano, and Paul Revere's silver Sons of Liberty Bowl.

Special DVD features include: Access to the Sister Wendy's American Collection Web site, featuring an interview with Sister Wendy, additional information on 18 selected works of art, and more; chapter search; English audiotrack; and subtitles.

On one DVD5 disc. Region coding: All regions. Audio: Dolby stereo. Screen format: Widescreen (Anamorphic)

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