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Simon Schama's, Power of Art

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This is not a series about things that hang on walls, it is not about decor or prettiness. It is a series about the force, the need, the passion of art
...the power of art.

Simon Schama

Presenter Simon Schama introduces his choice of artists and artworks from the TV series and tells us why art matters.

Inspired by...

Eight figures from the world of art present a selection of artworks inspired by the artists in the TV series - all available to view in the UK.


City Guides

Explore the Power of Art in 14 city guides across the UK, where we highlight key works and exhibitions to visit.

Artist Tours

A series of art commissions from some of the UK's most exciting contemporary artists, each located in a UK city and brought to you via a unique mixture of media and live event.


The series was transmitted during October and November 2006 on BBC Two.



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