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Museum of the Year shortlist, A Late Quartet, Greg Bellow

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Mark Lawson has news of the contenders for the Art Fund Museum of the Year prize, and reviews the film A Late Quartet.

With Mark Lawson.

The film A Late Quartet stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken as members of a world renowned string ensemble, struggling to deal with illness, ego and lust on the cusp of their 25th anniversary. Composer Michael Berkeley reviews.

Front Row announces the ten contenders for the £100,000 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2013. Judges Stephen Deuchar and Bettany Hughes discuss the shortlist, and how they compare large scale building projects with public outreach programmes and imaginative curatorial ideas.

Greg Bellow reflects on his father, the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Saul Bellow, and the experience of finding moments of family life appearing in his father's fiction. He also considers the divisions between the public perceptions of Saul Bellow as a literary heavyweight, and his own feelings about him as a father.

Tom Hanks, star of Forrest Gump, Apollo 13 and Sleepless in Seattle, is making his Broadway theatre debut in Lucky Guy, a play by Nora Ephron. Tara Gadomski reflects on how audiences are reacting to the sight of this Hollywood star on stage.

Producer Nicki Paxman.

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30 minutes


  • Museum of the Year 2013

    Front Row announces the shortlist for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2013.

    Duration: 07:59

  • A Late Quartet

    Composer Michael Berkeley reviews the film A Late Quartet.

    Duration: 05:10

  • Tom Hanks in Lucky Guy

    Tara Gadomski reviews Tom Hanks, in his Broadway theatre debut in Lucky Guy.

    Duration: 05:02

  • Greg Bellow

    Interview with Greg Bellow who reflects on his father, novelist Saul Bellow.

    Duration: 09:44

Art Fund Prize For Museum Of The Year 2013

The Ten Finalists

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

The Beaney, Canterbury

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield

Horniman Museum and Gardens, London

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge

Narberth Museum, Pembrokeshire

Preston Park Museum and Gardens, Stockton-on-Tees

William Morris Gallery, London


Role Contributor
Presenter Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest Bettany Hughes
Producer Nicki Paxman


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