Around the Nation

BY Tom LeGro  April 24, 2012 at 11:20 AM EDT

Here are four arts and culture videos from public broadcasting partners around the nation.

NYC-ARTS talks to Kehinde Wiley, who gives a tour of his exhibition at the Jewish Museum. “Wiley is known for his portraits of young men of color that evoke the sensibility of classical European painting. His newest series is called ‘The World Stage: Israel.’ Now on view are 14 portraits displayed alongside pieces from the museum’s permanent collection that influenced these works.”

Watch Kehinde Wiley on PBS. See more from NYC-ARTS.

PBS’ Off Book looks at TV title design: “Credits are the first thing we see when watching a great film or TV show, but the complexity and artistry of title design is rarely discussed. Creators of title sequences are tasked to invent concepts that evoke the story and themes of the production wrapped in a powerful visual experience that pulls the viewer into the film’s world.”

Watch Off Book: The Art of Film and TV Title Design on PBS. See more from Off Book.

KLRU’s “Arts in Context” looks at the University of Texas Visual Arts Center’s Artist-in-Residence program, which brings together students and professional artists. Arts In Context documents VAC artist-in-residence Diana Al-Hadid’s collaboration with students, faculty and staff to construct her large-scale sculptural installation “Suspended After Image.”

Watch Artist in Residence on PBS. See more from KLRU.

ART:21‘s episode “Boundaries” features David Altmejd, Tabaimo, assume vivd astro focus and Lynda Benglis, artists who “synthesize disparate aesthetic traditions, present taboo subject matter, discover innovative uses of media, and explore the shape-shifting potential of the human figure.”

Watch Boundaries on PBS. See more from ART:21.