Museums in Quarantine from the BBC : Essential Lockdown viewing

Culture during lockdown. The BBC is showing a series on BBC4 and iPlayer called Museums in Quarantine. It’s an insight into yet another aspect of life that COVID-19 has affected.

The series starts with Alastair Sooke talking us through the newly opened, and then closed exhibition at the Tate Modern covering Andy Warhol.

A new look at the extraordinary life and work of the pop art superstar.

Another Warhol exhibition Sooke asks? The Tate are showing us a new angle of Warhol’s life that is less explored. The programme comes as a breath of fresh air after weeks without that slice of culture enhancing life.

Episode two features Historian Simon Schama on a very personal virtual tour of the Young Rembrandt exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, currently in lockdown. The exhibition charts the first ten years of the Dutch master’s career, when the miller’s son from Leiden became the superstar of 17th-century Amsterdam and was on course to become one of the greatest artists of all time.

The following episodes cover the situation and importance of the Tate Britain and The British Museum.

Visit BBC iPlayer to watch the series.

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