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Art of the Western World

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Historian Michael Wood leads a nine-part tour through 2,500 years of Western painting, sculpture, and architecture, filmed at over 150 locations in eight countries and featuring commentary by historians and scholars.
DVD
2011; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Dance of the Spirits: Mask Styles and Performance in the Upper Volta

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This film shows African masks from the country of Burkina Faso in west africa in their context as used in ritual dances.
DVD
1988
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Élégie de la Traversée

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In Élégie de la traversée, Sokurov crosses vast terrain, sails the high seas, and stumbles through congested cities to arrive at the doors of the empty Boijmans Museum in Rotterdam. Only then does he discover that the goal of his voyage was to bask in the power of St. Mary's Square, a beautiful landscape by Peter Saenredam. In Rober, schastlivai͡a zhiznʹ, the director meditates on the work of French romantic artist Hubert Robert, whose paintings of lost ruins evoke the same nostalgia and lyricism of Sokurov's own moody films
DVD
2006
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Las Cajas Españolas: The Spanish Crates

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Documents the heroic efforts to safeguard Spain's artistic heritage during the Spanish Civil War. The republican government established the Junta de Defensa del Tesoro Artistica during the early days of social upheaval in 1936, later succeeded by an international committee. Some 1,868 crates were eventually evacuated to safety, including much of the contents of the Prado Museum and the National Archeological Museum. The story of the massive undertaking was suppressed during the Franco regime but happily preserved in the extensive historical footage assembled here.
DVD
2004
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Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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"Sister Wendy Beckett comes to America for a spectacular tour that blends art, history, culture and storytelling into one delightful experience ... as she guides you through six of America's greatest art museums."
DVD
2001
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The Art Institute of Chicago: The Cleveland Museum of Art

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"Sister Wendy Beckett comes to America for a spectacular tour that blends art, history, culture and storytelling into one delightful experience ... as she guides you through [some of] America's greatest art museums."--Container.
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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"Sister Wendy Beckett comes to America for a spectacular tour that blends art, history, culture and storytelling into one delightful experience ... as she guides you through six of America's greatest art museums."
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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CoSM

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Alex Grey, renowned creator of visionary art, provides a tour of his New York gallery, the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors.
DVD
2006
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Islands

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Islands (1986 ; 57 min.): Explores the artists' fusion of culture, environment and politics. Christo and Jeanne-Claude's fight for permission to surround eleven islands in Miami's Biscayne Bay with 6.5 million square feet of bright pink fabric, interwoven with their struggle to wrap the Pont Neuf in Paris and the Reichstag in Berlin.; Christo in Paris (1990 : 58 min.): Winner of the Grand Prize at the Amsterdam Film Festival and winner of Best Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival. This film explores Christo's escape from Bulgaria, his early years as a struggling artist, his romance with Jeanne-Claude and the fulfillment of a ten-year obsession: the wrapping of the Pont Neuf in Paris.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Arts and Myths

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Introduces us to the 'first arts' and to major artistic pieces from Africa, Oceania, South America, and Asia. The films offers insight into the creation of the pieces, their uses, their history, and more.
DVD
2006; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Art Talk: Six Indian Contemporary Artists

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The documentary examines the contributions of six of India's leading contemporary names (Jitish Kallat, Subodh Gupta, Bharti Kher, Atul Dodiya, Thukral & Tagra, Shilpa Gupta), through their art. The documentary captures the reflective mood of the contemporary art world as these key members assess the path traversed so far, and consider what lies ahead.
DVD
2010
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Framed

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When the National Gallery is flooded, the stuffy curator is forced to flee to the mountains of Wales, along with the paintings. He gets more than he bargained for when he meets the townspeople.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Artist

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"A fast-paced journey through Hollywood's depiction of the artist. Using a wealth of clips from classic cinema bio pics and popular television sitcoms, the video voyage spans centuries of art and art-making to reveal how five decades of mainstream media have perceived the creative process and creators themselves"--Publisher's web site.
DVD
1999
Clemons (Stacks)