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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

How the Pianola Played a Part in Hedy Lamarr’s Invention

 How the Pianola Played a Part in Hedy Lamarr’s Invention

George Antheil was an American composer, avant-garde and inventive, best known for his film score to Ballet méchanique. WNET’s Sue Sinclair wrote about Antheil for a recent post on the new blog Soundwaves, exploring Antheil’s life driven by music as a concert pianist and a composer. Sinclair delves into how Antheil’s musical background and creative […]