Remembering Perry Miller Adato

Remembering Perry Miller Adato

Perry Miller Adato was an award-winning producer-director and writer of documentary films for more than 50 years, collaborating frequently with WNET, PBS and American Masters. Born in Yonkers, New York, she died on September 16, 2018.

12 Visual Art Innovators You Should Know

 12 Visual Art Innovators You Should Know

American Masters “Artists Flight” documentaries about groundbreaking visual artists Eva Hesse, Elizabeth Murray, Andrew Wyeth and Jean-Michel Basquiat are streaming now. Meet 12 more innovators in visual art in Art in the Twenty-First Century, premiering Friday, September 21 and 28 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings): Creative Growth Art Center, Nathalie Djurberg & […]

Artist of a Generation: 3 Things You Should Know About Jean-Michel Basquiat

 Artist of a Generation: 3 Things You Should Know About Jean-Michel Basquiat

By ALL ARTS It took less than 10 years for Jean-Michel Basquiat to go from an anonymous graffiti artist to New York City’s boldest and most transgressive star. The Brooklyn native, who first attracted attention by tagging the name “SAMO” across New York City, helped propel a graffitied aesthetic to the Manhattan gallery scene in […]

Who Was Eva Hesse? 3 Things You Should Know About The Trailblazing Artist

 Who Was Eva Hesse? 3 Things You Should Know About The Trailblazing Artist

By ALL ARTS Considered one of the most important figures in postminimalism, Eva Hesse (1936-1970) ushered in a new wave of art and style while working in New York City in the late 1950s and ’60s. Hesse was a pioneer in her field and used unconventional industrial materials in her work, including rubber, latex and […]

Celebrating Pulitzer Prize-winning women behind classic novels Gone With the Wind and To Kill a Mockingbird in Honor of The Great American Read this September on PBS

Celebrating Pulitzer Prize-winning women behind classic novels <i>Gone With the Wind</i> and <i>To Kill a Mockingbird in Honor of <i>The Great American Read</i> this September on PBS

American Masters celebrates Pulitzer Prize-winning women behind classic novels Gone With the Wind and To Kill a Mockingbird in Honor of The Great American Read this September on PBS Special encore broadcasts follow The Great American Read premieres Tuesday, September 11 & 18 on PBS Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel airs September 11; Harper Lee: Hey […]

Screenings & Showings: September 2018

Screenings & Showings: September 2018

Go beyond the broadcast and join the American Masters community in person! Whether it’s a theatrical screening or a gallery show, your favorite documentaries can come to life right in your neighborhood. From Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta be Me to Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future, here are a few upcoming opportunities to join the […]

Watch American Masters’ Emmy-Nominated Season – Now Streaming for a Limited Time!

Watch <i>American Masters</i>’ Emmy-Nominated Season – Now Streaming for a Limited Time!

Documentaries about Lorraine Hansberry, Edgar Allan Poe, Richard Linklater, and Tyrus Wong are now streaming. American Masters is nominated for “Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series” at the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. “We are honored to be nominated again this year, and grateful to our team, THIRTEEN, and all the independent filmmakers who choose PBS […]

American Masters Announces New Documentary About Miles Davis

American Masters Announces New Documentary About Miles Davis

Eagle Rock Entertainment, Firelight Media and American Masters Pictures announces production on the new feature-length documentary MILES DAVIS:  BIRTH OF THE COOL (w.t.), directed by Stanley Nelson. MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL (w.t.) will be complete by the fourth quarter of 2018 and a festival and limited theatrical release is planned early in 2019. The […]