The Art Detectives

The Art Detectives

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 9:00pm

Dr. Bendor Grosvenor and social historian Emma Dabiri

The Art Detectives returns with  a whole season of fine art sleuthing. Dr. Bendor Grosvenor and social historian Emma Dabiri delve into Britain's local museums and country houses to look for lost and hidden treasures. 

The Art Detectives premieres Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. The first episode, 'Glasgow,' explores the Pollok House, a country home in the middle of a Glasgow city park, bordered on one side by a highway and on the other side by the south side of Glasgow. Owned by Glasgow City Council and looked after by the National Trust for Scotland, it truly is a house for the people, surrounded by them. Pollok has an impressive collection of Spanish art, the legacy of Sir William Stirling-Maxwell, who once owned the house. Unfortunately, some of Pollok's treasures have been placed in storage due to a leaking roof and urgent renovations. Could one of these displaced pictures be a priceless work by Rubens, hiding north of the border and lost for centuries?