Documentaries

An Acquiring Mind: Philippe De Montebello and The Metropolitan Museum of Art

An Acquiring Mind: Philippe de Montebello and The Metropolitan Museum of Art https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7uxxS2diTE The extraordinary legacy of Philippe de Montebello, who served for 31 years as Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is chronicled in this one-hour documentary. During his tenure, Mr. de Montebello guided the acquisition of more than 84,000 works of art from …

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Home Base: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Home Base: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHQDbMzZGYQ Nestled between the Adirondacks and the Catskills in central New York State, the pastoral village of Cooperstown has a mighty mission: to preserve and protect the story of America’s Game at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. “This is much more than just …

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Riches, Rivals, and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America

Riches, Rivals, and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUIt27iqjLA&feature=youtu.be Discover the commanding and charismatic characters whose fervor fueled the 20th-century revolution that changed America’s museums from dusty and elitist to dynamic and democratic! This landmark public television special features museum stories coast-to-coast. Riches, Rivals, and Radicals is hosted by award-winning national correspondent Susan …

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Wild Thing! The Smithsonian National Zoo

Wild Thing! The Smithsonian National Zoo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMfVrDTjqh0&feature=youtu.be Great Museums’ The Smithsonian National Zoo: Wild Thing! showcases the role of the National Zoo in preserving endangered species on the edge of extinction. The stars of this show – Giant Pandas, Cheetahs, Orangutans, and other animals on display at the Zoo – are “ambassadors” for their dwindling species …

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Collective Vision: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Collective Vision: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum https://youtu.be/vn_ZCDWXznM A patron with exquisite taste and a zest for life, Isabella Stewart Gardner traveled the world for over three decades, assembling piece by piece one of the world’s most remarkable art collections. Her interests ranged from Rembrandt, Titian, Sargent, Whistler, and Matisse to architectural antiquities, medieval stained glass …

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New Orleans: A Living Museum of Music

New Orleans: A Living Museum of Music https://youtu.be/0y9bhyz0KnoGREAT MUSEUMS: NEW ORLEANS: A LIVING MUSEUM OF MUSIC, narrated by actor Wendell Pierce (from HBO’s “The Wire”), is an intimate look at the traditions associated with New Orleans’ music and the preservation of those traditions through the work of local musicians and educators who mentor young talent; …

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China: West Meets East at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

China: West Meets East at the Metropolitan Museum of Art https://youtu.be/tQhqs1iFHDQ GREAT MUSEUMS of the WORLD: As one of the world’s premier art museums, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is home to the finest collection of Chinese artistic masterpieces of any museum outside of China. The collection spans 5,000 years of changing political dynasties and …

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Curious About Cuba: The Great Museums of Havana

Curious About Cuba: The Great Museums of Havana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHOMK6Q_xXg&feature=youtu.be Narrated by Mariel Hemingway This GREAT MUSEUMS of the WORLD documentary shows a side of the island nation that we seldom hear about: Cuba’s art, history, and culture. Despite Cuba’s overwhelming economic and political challenges, museums in Havana abound; from rum and revolution, to cars and …

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Sound Tracks: The Rock and Rock Hall of Fame & Museum

Sound Tracks: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZb9_II-UAY GREAT MUSEUMS TELEVISION showcases the world-famous Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum in a one-hour special that aired on public broadcast stations nationwide in the Fall of 2015. Filmed to coincide with the museum’s 20th anniversary, Sound Tracks: The Rock & …

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