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.
Museum of the Year 2013
Front Row announces the shortlist for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2013.
A Late Quartet
Composer Michael Berkeley reviews the film A Late Quartet.
Tom Hanks in Lucky Guy
Tara Gadomski reviews Tom Hanks, in his Broadway theatre debut in Lucky Guy.
Interview with Greg Bellow who reflects on his father, novelist Saul Bellow.
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