Simon Schama: The Great Gallery Tours
BBC Radio 4
Simon Schama conducts a virtual tour of four world class galleries. Each episode features 4 or 5 works of – some well known , others less so.
1. The Rijksmusem – no-one better than Simon to guide is through the great Dutch museum of Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh. Stunning after a recent major refurbishment.
2. The Courtauld – which has been shut anyway for renovation – featuring Manet’s Bar at the Folie Bergeres, a very great Gauguin, the greatest of all the Cezanne M S Victoria landscapes and Seurat’s La Poudreuse.
3. The Prado in Madrid
4. The Whitney in New York
Produced by Susan Marling
Broadcast Dates: 13th, 20th, 27th July and 3rd August