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Sister Wendy’s American Collection; Kimbell Art Museum

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Sister Wendy’s American Collection
Kimbell Art Museum
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Broadcast in September 2001 Art commentator and nun Sister Wendy Beckett once again delights PBS audiences with a new six-part series -- this time filmed exclusively in America and featuring art objects from around the world. In a personal guide for beginners and serious art enthusiasts alike, Sister Wendy brings her unique intelligence and powers of observation to the beauties of paintings, sculptures, decorative arts and other arts of six major American museums. Series release date: 9/2001

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Sister Wendy visits an American museum renowned not only for its artistic treasures, but also for the elegant building by Louis Kahn that houses them—Fort Worth’s Kimbell Art Museum. Sharing her appreciation for the Kimbell’s use of natural light and space, Sister Wendy admires a diverse collection that includes Japanese lacquers, Nigerian sculptures, and paintings by Caravaggio, Cézanne, Matisse, and Mondrian.

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Fine Arts
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