Art & Architecture


Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century (Season 11) 180 min.

"Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century (Season 11)" provides unparalleled access to the most innovative artists of our time, revealing how artists engage the culture around them and how art allows viewers to see the world in new ways.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Episode 1: Everyday Icons (Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 11) 56 min.

Four acclaimed artists mix pop culture with art history, creating new icons and monuments out of the everyday. Working across North America these artists honor the neglected and unexpected with their paintings, sculptures and films and give viewers the rare chance to see themselves represented in the contemporary art world. Includes Michelle Obama portrait painter Amy Sherald.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Episode 2: Bodies of Knowledge (Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 11) 56 min.

A group of acclaimed contemporary artists use history, science and politics as the raw material to create their potent works. Drawing on the tools of historians and scientists, these artist-investigators take deep dives into difficult subjects like the on-going exclusion of women and artists of color from major art institutions. Includes the legendary female artist collective Guerrilla Girls.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Episode 3: Friends & Strangers (Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 11) 56 min.

Four acclaimed contemporary artists look inside and outside their immediate social circles to find emotional connection and build community, creating poignant performances, sculptures, drawings and films. Resisting the growing isolation of life in the United States, the artists imagine new stories to tell about themselves and their communities. Includes celebrated filmmaker Miranda July.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

AI Art 8 min.

Artificial intelligence is everywhere and part of our conversations about education, politics and social media. It's also a hot topic in the arts world as programs that generate art using AI are widely available to the public. But what goes into these programs, and the work that comes out, are heavily debated. Jeffrey Brown explores the influence of AI in this NewsHour program that is part of the...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Mark Ellison - Art of Building 8 min.

Mark Ellison, the author of the new book Building, is a carpenter who knows his way around tools. But rather than a how-to book, this is about developing any kind of craft and skill, along with a few hard-earned lessons for living a good life. Jeffrey Brown reports in this NewsHour program.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Pakistan Architecture 6 min.

Pakistan is struggling to recover from last year’s cataclysmic flooding that killed more than 1,700. It was the latest in a string of weather-related disasters the country has faced over the past two decades, prompting calls to make hard-hit communities more resilient as they rebuild. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from the flood-ravaged Sindh province, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

New to Our Collection! Chasing Rembrandt: How Art Became a Business 53 min.

In no other epoch were artists in the Netherlands so productive, nor the demand for art so great as during the age of Rembrandt. This period saw new genres, and the birth of art markets and the profession of art dealers. This documentary explores this extraordinary period in which business and art merged for the first time. How did such a flourishing period for art come about? What innovations do...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Craft in America (Season 14) 120 min.

CRAFT IN AMERICA explores America’s creative spirit through the language and traditions of the handmade, taking viewers on a journey to the artists, origins and techniques of American craft. Each episode contains stories from diverse regions and cultures, blending history with living practice and exploring issues of identity, ritual, philosophy and creative expression.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Episode 1: Inspiration (Craft in America, Season 14) 55 min.

Visit the communities and distinguished artists of varied disciplines that are impacting new generations of makers through their work. See the impact that Simon Rodia and his iconic Watts Towers, Alison Saar and three generations of artists in her family, ceramic artist Ayumi Horie, textile artist Diederick Brackens and many others are having today, and how they will inspire the next generation.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022