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East Asia

Program Title: The Cleveland Museum of Art
EASC Code: AC-03
Series Title:
Region/Country: Asia
Language: English
Subject: Arts & Music
Program Type:
Media Type: VHS
Director: David Willlcock
Producer: J. Weston Walch
Release Date: 2001
Running Time: 60 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Sister Wendy Beckett comes to America for a spectacular tour that blends art, history, culture and storytelling into one delightful experience. Sister Wendy, described as "a phenomenon" by The Washington Post and "a pop star" by The New York Times, tours some of America's greatest museums and shares her contagious enthusiam, eloquent descriptions self-taught expertise and warm humor. Join her as she explores The Art Institute of Chicago; The Cleveland Museum of Art; the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Rodin, Bellows, Bierstadt, Rousseau and more- Sister Wendy explores the collection at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

The Cleveland Museum of Art, a favorite destinatrion for art lovers and casual visitors alike, was founded on the motto, "for the benefit of all the people forever." Reowned for its rare Asian art and Medieval European pieces, the museum is home to more than 40,000 works of art that span over 5,000 years.
Join Sister Wendy as she explains the tragic reasons why an original cast of Rodin's sculpture The Thinker is missing its feet, views an elaborately detailed suit of half-armor found in the museum's popular Armor Court, reflects on the courageous image in Stag at Charkey's by American painter George Bellows, examines the amusing intricates of vibrantly colored slabs from an ancient Egyptian temple, explores the rich fantasies behind Rousseau's painting The Fight of a Tiger and a Buffalo, and highlights many other masterpieces.

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