Touring the Hermitage Museum with Art Talk's Edward Goldman

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Edward Goldman has been talking about art on KCRW with his distinctive Russian accent for almost three decades. That accent is no affectation. Goldman grew up in St. Petersburg, and that is where he fell in love with art as a kid visiting the Hermitage Museum. In his twenties, he worked in what was the Winter Palace of Catherine the Great, and is now one of the world’s leading repositories of art. Recently Goldman returned to St. Petersburg to give a tour of his beloved Hermitage and Press Play producer Matt Holzman went along.

Edward Goldman and Matt Holzman on the Ambassador's Staircase.

Art students learning from the masters.