Fine Arts

Fine Arts (X) - Art (X) - Museums (X)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2001)

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Progam 1: The Metropolitan Museum Of Art (60 min.): Sister Wendy Beckett introduces the museum and looks at a fragmentary sculpture of an Egyptian queen, Islamic art and a page from the Koran, Watteau, porcelain figures from the Commedia dell'Arte, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, art from New Guinea, Balthus, Medieval Art and the Cloisters, Velazquez, Egyptian art, women as artists, Marie-Denise Vill

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02:00
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2001)

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Program 1: Kimble Art Museum (60 min.): Sister Wendy Beckett introduces the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth and looks at several artists and works including Maillol, a terracotta head of a Nigerian king, Cezanne, Hindu scultpture, Piet Mondrian, a Japanese screen, Caravaggio, George de la Tour, Caspar David Friedrich, Standing Maitreya Bodhisattva from Thailand, sculpture from Pakistan, Ercole d

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02:00
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Programs about the National Gallery of Art (2005)

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These four programs provide detailed overviews about the National Gallery of Art, its history, development, and construction; founder Andrew W. Mellon; and architects John Russell Pope and I.M. Pei. They also include rare photographs and historic film footage.

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High
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01:48
Programs about the National Gallery of Art

A Place To Be (1979)

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A biography of the East Building of the National Gallery of Art: A landmark of art and architecture

A Place to Be is a superb "biography of a building," tracing the contemporary design and construction of the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

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High
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00:55
A Place To Be