Remembering Stan Lee

Remembering Stan Lee

In interviews with American Masters Executive Producer Michael Kantor for Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle, comic book legend Stan Lee and others discuss Lee’s influential work at Marvel Comics, co-creating “The Fantastic Four,” “The Incredible Hulk,” Spider-Man and more.

Remembering Paula Wayne

 Remembering Paula Wayne

Paula Wayne starred alongside Sammy Davis, Jr., in the groundbreaking Broadway musical “Golden Boy” about a black boxer who falls for his manager’s white girlfriend – they shared the first interracial kiss on a Broadway stage. In this outtake from American Masters – Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me, premiering February 2019 on PBS, […]

American Masters Reader: October 2018

American Masters Reader: October 2018

Joan Mitchell, 1960-61: ‘Rock Bottom’, painting. Photo courtesy of Jim Kuhn. Throughout our broadcast season, American Masters tells the stories of cultural giants whose work has had a profound effect on American society. The American Masters team is pleased to share a curated selection of the latest discourse in arts and culture: here are seven […]

American Masters Reader: September 2018

American Masters Reader: September 2018

Throughout our broadcast season, American Masters tells the stories of cultural giants whose work has had a profound effect on American society. The American Masters team is pleased to share a curated selection of the latest discourse in arts and culture: here are seven articles and essays we enjoyed in September. Let us know what […]

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 […]