Arts No Schama for Seattle
posted by June 27 at 12:35 PMon
Last week many other capitals of culture got to see, on their local public TV stations, Simon Schama’s gazillion-hour series on the history of great works by great artists from Caravaggio to Rothko, The Power of Art.
I tuned in to KCTS assuming it would air, but it wasn’t there. That night I came down with a flu that swallowed my week and made me forgot to follow up or ask why.
Monday I was talking casually with folks at the Henry and discovered that Schama’s series isn’t coming to Seattle. It had been scheduled to air, but funding just didn’t come through, was the word in the Henry offices.
That’s a shame. Here’s the NYT on what you missed, including the story of this painting by Caravaggio, made after he had himself killed a man.