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 […]

American Masters Presents “Artists Flight”

<em>American Masters</em> Presents “Artists Flight”

American Masters Presents an “Artists Flight” Fridays, August 31-September 14 on PBS Four documentaries explore the lives of iconic visual artists Eva Hesse, Elizabeth Murray, Andrew Wyeth and Jean-Michel Basquiat Uncovering the lives and works of four groundbreaking visual artists, American Masters presents an “Artists Flight” of new documentaries, premiering Fridays, August 31-September 14 on […]

Screenings & Showings: August 2018

Screenings & Showings: August 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 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story to Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta be Me to Itzhak , here are a few upcoming opportunities to join the conversation in […]

Watch the 5 Outstanding Awards-Eligible American Masters Documentaries From Season 31-32

 Watch the 5 Outstanding Awards-Eligible American Masters Documentaries From Season 31-32

For your awards consideration, these are the American Masters  films eligible for nomination. Categories for each program are noted below. American Masters celebrates all the incredible filmmakers, producers, directors and team members who brought us these inspirational documentaries. AMERICAN MASTERS: Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series Executive Producer – Michael Kantor Series Producer – Julie Sacks Supervising Producer – […]

Screenings & Showings: June 2018

Screenings & Showings: June 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 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story to Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta be Me to Itzhak. We’ve even got a few screenings of  Wyeth and Eero […]