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Sister Wendy’s American Collection; Museum of Fine Arts, The

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Sister Wendy’s American Collection
Museum of Fine Arts, The
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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 begins her tour of some of America’s greatest museums with a visit to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Here Sister Wendy introduces viewers to the beauty of Early American furniture and colonial silver, including the famous Sons of Liberty Bowl crafted by Paul Revere himself. She also explores Mimbres Indian pottery, the paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe and Gauguin, and the museum’s impressive collection of Asian art, where in particular she illuminates a Japanese Zen garden, works of Chinese ceramics, and Indian sculpture.

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Fine Arts
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