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Margaret Keane and Her "Big Eyes" Paintings

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Antiques Roadshow
PBS


Margaret Keane is known for her iconic "Big Eyes" paintings. When they first emerged on the market in the late 1950s, she let her then-husband take credit for her work. But in the mid-1980s Keane proved her artistry in a courtroom. She still paints, and her story was made into a 2014 movie, Big Eyes, directed by Tim Burton. Continue


April 3 Preview: John Elderfield

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


This week, Charlie Rose examines how the workspace of the artist over the centuries is explored and celebrated through two new exhibits at the Gagosian Gallery: "In the Studio: Paintings" and "In the Studio: Photographs." He interviews curators John Elderfield and Peter Galassi about the exhibits and the major works displayed. Continue


Chalkboard ninjas lock the doors and leave art behind

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Dangerdust, an anonymous duo of advertising and graphic design students at the Columbus College of Art Design, create weekly chalkboard designs with an inspiring quote, skillful typography and stealth delivery. For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/ Continue


Transatlantic Sessions

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PBS Specials
PBS


Sam Bush, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Béla Fleck, Alison Krauss, James Taylor and more than 28 artists gather in the Scottish Highlands to perform folk favorites from the Americana and Celtic traditions. Continue


DSO: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

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Detroit Arts
PBS


Leonard Slatkin conducts the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s heart-wrenching final symphony. Continue


18th Annual Sphinx Finals Competition - Broadcast Version

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Detroit Arts
PBS


Web special. Join us for this annual celebration of diversity in classical music, featuring the three senior division finalists accompanied by the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. These top young Black and Latino string players will compete for more than $100,000 in prizes! Audience members will also get to text in their vote for the Audience Choice Award. Andrew Grams, conductor. Continue


National Geographic photographers teach under-served youth

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Photographers Amy Toensing and Matt Moyer reflects on National Geographic’s “Photo Camps,” a program that teaches photography to under-served youth around the world. For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art Continue


Deaf since birth, artist explores the social rules of sound

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Christine Sun Kim is a sound artist who has been deaf since birth. Art Beat met up with her at Artisphere in Virginia to learn more about her installations and her explorations of the social rules governing sound. For more Art Beat: http://www.newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


Christopher Plummer on the Different Versions of King Lear

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Shakespeare Uncovered
PBS


For nearly 150 years, Shakespeare’s Lear vanished from the stage and in its place audiences saw a version with a happy ending. Christopher Plummer speaks with theatre historian Tanya Pollard on a different ending of King Lear. In a script by Nahum Tate, Cordelia and Lear are rescued by Edgar and they all live happily ever after. Continue


King Lear with Christopher Plummer

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Shakespeare Uncovered
PBS


King Lear is universally acknowledged as one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragic roles. Christopher Plummer has played the role under the direction of Sir Jonathan Miller. an McKellen and Simon Russell Beale share their insights into this often-difficult character. And Plummer examines what inspired Shakespeare to write a play about a kingdom divided. Continue


Artist layers ads, vintage cartoons like decaying billboards

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Greg Gossel creates mixed-media art from pop culture imagery, typography, texture, found signs and billboard scraps. For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/ Continue


A Celebration of the Artist's Studio

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


The workspace of the artist over the centuries is explored and celebrated through two new exhibits: "In the Studio: Paintings" and "In the Studio: Photographs." Charlie Rose interviews curators John Elderfield and Peter Galassi about the exhibits and the major works displayed. Continue


Fashioning the perfect family photo...with mannequins

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Photographer Suzanne Heintz captures the hallmark moments of her fictional, mannequin family, including vacations, breakfasts, and even steamy shower scenes. Continue


Time-lapse artist shows us his vivid California dreams

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Sacramento photographer Justin Majeczky has a knack for capturing beautiful scenes in and around his city over time. Continue


Thomas A. Harris Goes Through a Lens Darkly

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Independent Lens
PBS


First documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, Through a Lens Darkly probes recesses of American history through images that have been suppressed, forgotten, and lost. The filmmaker talks about his relationship with photography and what he hopes viewers will gain from seeing the film. Continue


National Geographic photographers teach under-served youth

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Photographers Amy Toensing and Matt Moyer reflects on National Geographic’s “Photo Camps,” a program that teaches photography to under-served youth around the world. For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art Continue


18th Annual Sphinx Finals Competition

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Detroit Arts
PBS


Web special. Join us for this annual celebration of diversity in classical music, featuring the three senior division finalists accompanied by the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. These top young Black and Latino string players will compete for more than $100,000 in prizes! Audience members will also get to text in their vote for the Audience Choice Award. Andrew Grams, conductor. Continue


500 photographs of Detroit in 500 days

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Photographer Amy Sacka captures the beauty and stories of Detroit in daily pictures. Video produced by Detroit Public Television. Continue


Ricky Jay and Art Spiegelman in Conversation

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American Masters
PBS


This web-extra feature is a Hammer Conversation with Ricky Jay and Art Spiegelman, from the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles on November 17, 2007. Sleight-of-hand magician Ricky Jay and cartoonist Art Spiegelman discussed works from "Extraordinary Exhibitions," featuring over eighty 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century ephemeral advertising sheets known as broadsides, from Ricky Jay's own collection. Continue


Columbus photographer manipulates images with her smartphone

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Amy Leibrand, an environmental researcher by day, spends her free time creating art and manipulating images with her smartphone. Since 2009, she has become a leader in the global mobile-photography movement. Continue


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