Great Museums is an award-winning documentary televisions series celebrating the world of museums. The series opens the doors of the museum world to millions of Americans with the goal of “curating a community of learners.”
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Great Museums” runs the gamut from amazing museums to the mediocre. The National Music Museum and the California Surf Museum were my favorites, but a lot of the material just felt like the greatest hits of the modern era. While some might say why don’t people just visit these places, it’s a little hard to do in an iffy economy. However, why can’t we sit back and enjoy these guided tours through cultural hotspots? Maybe, I’m just from another generation, but it matters to me.
It took the better part of the last two weeks for me to work through the seven discs presented here. So, excuse the slight delay on this review. You’ll know what I mean when you spend extra time on the first two discs, as you try to absorb the bevy of information. It would be cool if they kept a pop-up track going throughout the presentation. However, that would just split focus away from the visual treats.
The DVD comes with no special features. But, the A/V Quality is nearly flawless. You get minor digital noise on the transfer during fast scene changes. However, the Dolby track holds up for basic narration. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to serious art lovers.
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