Celebrate the Arts with IPTV
July 25, 2011
Real magic happens with programs that fill a need in the television landscape in the arts.
Why are the arts so important? The arts transport and transform us. They open us up to new worlds and new ways of thinking. They excite, inspire and move us.
Education experts at IPTV and PBS are using arts content to build curriculum materials and classroom tools that will encourage teachers to incorporate more arts programming into their work.
An exciting original Web series online, PBS Arts, highlights an even broader array of the visual and performing arts that add context and meaning to our lives.
At a time when funding for music and arts within our schools is being cut, IPTV and PBS are helping to keep the arts alive today and for generations to come.
Join those who make the arts accessible to everyone, regardless of the geographic location. Your gift of $35, $50, or whatever you can do, will make a difference. Make a pledge online or call 800-728-2828.
Below is a sampling of the arts programming provided by IPTV and PBS:
History Detectives | Beatles Autographs: Tukufu Zuberi tracks down the authenticity of some treasured Beatles autographs. 13:51
NOVA | Mystery of a Masterpiece: Experts investigate whether a portrait sold for about $20,000 in 1998 is a lost Leonardo. 52:53
American Masters | Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter: Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey's definitive documentary delves into the private world the Eameses created in their Renaissance-style, Venice Beach, California studio, where design history was born.
History Detectives | Frank Zappa’s Lost Collage: A thrift store find reveals the little-known artistic side of musician Frank Zappa. 13:45
Henry Adams at the Des Moines Art Center: The Secret of Jackson Pollock’s Mural: On June 3rd, 2012, to celebrate the temporary display of Jackson Pollock’s "Mural" at the Des Moines Art Center, art historian Henry Adams reveals more about both the painting and the artist including Pollock’s close ties with his teach and mentor, Thomas Hart Benson. 59:06
Antiques Roadshow: Jackpot! David McCarron appraises two paintings of lush American landscapes by John F. Kensett. 03:42
Antiques Roadshow | Web Appraisal: Eliza Barchus Oil Painting of Mt. Hood: In a sneak peak from ROADSHOW's summer tour event in Eugene, Oregon, Betty Krulik looks at an oil painting of Oregon's own Mt. Hood by local Oregonian artist Eliza Barchus.
PBS NewsHour: Musician Credits Arts Education; Redefining Path to Success: With nine studio albums under her belt and a current world tour, bass player Meshell Ndegeocello was in her hometown, Washington, DC, recalling how arts classes were key to ensuring that she stayed in school till graduation.
PBS NewsHour: The Scream (One of the most iconic works of art in the word, a version of Edvard Munch's "The Scream," sold at a record price of $119.9 million in a much-hyped New York auction Wednesday night. Jeffrey Brown and The Wall Street Journal's Kelly Crow discuss what a 12-minute-long bidding war suggests about the current state of the art market.)
Art: 21 | History: In this episode, artists play with historical events, explore and expose commonly held assumptions about historic ‘truth’, and create narratives based on personal experiences. Featuring artists Glenn Ligon, Mary Reid Kelley, and Marina Abramovic.