In the halls of eight world-famous museums, powerful encounters are taking place. Stars of the creative industry take on some of the world’s most iconic paintings. New ways of seeing emerge, the raw potency of art is articulated in fresh, unexpected ways.
This is art with a twist.
In this eight part documentary series we dig deep into the souls of eight museums and discover their unique spirits, turbulent histories and the challenges they face in a fast-changing digitised world.
We do this through the eyes and hearts of world renowned creatives. Celebrities like Vivienne Westwood, Marina Abramovic and Karl Ove Knausgaard explore artists from Caravaggio to Kandinsky, from Gentileschi to Goya, showing us how just how relevant and important their artworks continue to be, both to themselves and within the public imagination. Each episode is dedicated to a particular museum:
• Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York
• Musée d‘Orsay | Paris
• Uffizi Gallery | Florence
• Museo del Prado | Madrid
• Rijksmuseum | Amsterdam
• Nationalgalerie | Berlin
• Kunsthistorisches Museum | Vienna
• Munch Museum | Oslo