Sister Wendy's American Collection: Art Institute of Chicago/The Cleveland Museum of Art

9781578078622: Sister Wendy's American Collection: Art Institute of Chicago/The Cleveland Museum of Art
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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.

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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