Every year, Memorial Day honors veterans with star-studded parades and ceremonies to commemorate their sacrifices. But while usual festivities won’t take place this year because of the coronovirus pandemic, the stories of veterans will endure. One of the most powerful storytellers of war is American Master and revered author of “The Things They Carried,” Tim […]
Marian Anderson’s rich contralto voice is one that will forever reverberate through the chronicles of American history. A trailblazer for Civil Rights, she remains a symbol of grace and courage in the face of prejudice. She famously performed at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, after being barred from singing at Constitution Hall due to the […]
To learn about Anna May Wong's real story, you can watch this episode of Unladylike 2020, which traces her life as the child of immigrants in Los Angeles to becoming a household name in Hollywood.
This month, we are releasing a large selection of films from our library for you to stream and enjoy. Here is a selection of everything streaming on American Masters right now. Tyrus Until his death at the age of 106, Tyrus Wong was America’s oldest living Chinese American artist and one of the last remaining […]
American architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings with verve, leaving behind a dense profile of sites that influenced modern American style. Working within the ideals of the Prairie School, he imagined houses that swept low the ground, mimicking the long, cutting expanses of the Midwest. In his later years, he curved architectural lines to create […]
In times of great uncertainty, we look to others for inspiration, guidance and solace. We asked our readers on Facebook to share who is inspiring them right now. In our new socially-distanced reality, we celebrate those who help us feel less alone. From artists to family members, here is what you shared with us. Many […]
This month, we’ve curated a selection of films to entertain and inspire you through these difficult times. Get to know Julia Child, one of America’s most iconic chefs with: Julia: America’s Favorite Chef. Follow the improbable journey of Charley Pride, legendary country music superstar. Learn about one of America’s greatest choral music directors, Robert Shaw. Get […]