In each episode of this series, Sister Wendy Beckett, England's best known art appreciator, introduces viewers to a major U.S. art collection. Not an art historian, Sister Wendy just knows what she likes. Viewers who are intimidated by "serious" art history programs may her find her warm and unpretentious views endearing. Those in search of incisive commentary might look elsewhere. In this particular episode, viewers travel the galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago. Here, Sister Wendy examines Seurat's pointillist masterpiece, Sunday Afternoon at La Grande Jatte>. ~ Rob Ferrier, All Movie Guide
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Tour New York's legendary museum and its vast art collection, including Velazquez's stunning painting Juan de Pareja and a calligraphic page from the Koran. And join Sister Wendy to experience the heavenly beauty of The Cloisters.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Marvel at such masterpieces as Gauguin's Polynesian painting Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, the intricate Wedgwood inlays of an antique piano, and Paul Revere's silver Sons of Liberty Bowl