The PBS Arts Summer Festival expands the scope and diversity of the arts on television, with a multi-part weekly series and new original online content that takes viewers across the country and around the world.
Award-winning television, film and stage star Anna Deavere Smith (“Nurse Jackie,” “The West Wing”) will serve as weekly host for the Summer Festival, which begins Friday, June 29, 2012.
Mariachi High - June 29th
Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World - July 6th
Tales from a Ghetto Klown - July 13th
Homecoming: Kansas City Symphony - July 20th
Havana, Havana! - July 27th
The Barnes Collection - August 3rd
Great Performances: Tanglewood - August 10th
Follow Dr. Albert Barnes’ remarkable rise from Philadelphia’s working-class neighborhood to the top of the modern art world. This unique tale bounces back and forth through time as the late Dr. Barnes travels the world to collect works of art by some of history’s most famous artists — Picasso, Cezanne, Matisse, Renoir and many others. The film digs deep into the intricacies of each painting, offering a rare look at the priceless collection and the new Philadelphia museum that houses it.
Airdate(s): 8/3/2012 - 9:00 - 10:00 PM
(Check your local PBS station for full broadcast information)
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