Art & Architecture

New! AI Art 8 min.

Artificial intelligence is everywhere and part of our conversations about education, politics and social media. It's also a hot topic in the arts world as programs that generate art using AI are widely available to the public. But what goes into these programs, and the work that comes out, are heavily debated. Jeffrey Brown explores the influence of AI in this NewsHour program that is part of the...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! Mark Ellison - Art of Building 8 min.

Mark Ellison, the author of the new book Building, is a carpenter who knows his way around tools. But rather than a how-to book, this is about developing any kind of craft and skill, along with a few hard-earned lessons for living a good life. Jeffrey Brown reports in this NewsHour program.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Pakistan Architecture 6 min.

Pakistan is struggling to recover from last year’s cataclysmic flooding that killed more than 1,700. It was the latest in a string of weather-related disasters the country has faced over the past two decades, prompting calls to make hard-hit communities more resilient as they rebuild. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from the flood-ravaged Sindh province, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Craft in America (Season 14) 120 min.

CRAFT IN AMERICA explores America’s creative spirit through the language and traditions of the handmade, taking viewers on a journey to the artists, origins and techniques of American craft. Each episode contains stories from diverse regions and cultures, blending history with living practice and exploring issues of identity, ritual, philosophy and creative expression.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Episode 1: Inspiration (Craft in America, Season 14) 55 min.

Visit the communities and distinguished artists of varied disciplines that are impacting new generations of makers through their work. See the impact that Simon Rodia and his iconic Watts Towers, Alison Saar and three generations of artists in her family, ceramic artist Ayumi Horie, textile artist Diederick Brackens and many others are having today, and how they will inspire the next generation.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Episode 2: Home (Craft in America, Season 14) 56 min.

The idea of home has taken on heightened importance in recent years. Craft in America embraces its many meanings--from the physical structure, to the belongings we cherish, to the meals we share with family and friends. This exploration of handmade environments features the Ojibwe tribe, the North House Folk School, artists Wharton Esherick and Helen Drutt English, Outlaw Builders and more.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Rebuilding Notre Dame 54 min.

In April 2019, the world watched as a devastating fire almost destroyed Paris’s iconic Notre Dame Cathedral. Go behind the scenes with a team of engineers, masons and timber workers tackling the daunting challenges of restoring the historic landmark.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Should We Separate the Art from the Artist?: A Debate 52 min.

Suppose you learn that one of your favorite artists, musicians, or authors has done something horrible, such as committed murder, advocated genocide, or engaged in some other reprehensible act. How do you respond? Do you reject the art they have created, or accept it as an entity in itself? Some argue that we should appreciate and revere great works of art as the masterpieces they are regardless o...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

High-Risk High-Rise 54 min.

Every year, hundreds of new skyscrapers are built around the globe. As nations vie for prestige, these shimmering towers are rising higher and higher. But for all their impressive engineering, are these buildings safe? Can we be sure how they will hold up in earthquakes, fires, and other potential disasters? What have—or haven’t—we learned from past tragedies?

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New to Our Collection! Molding Giants: The Life and Work of Harry Weber 101 min.

This documentary examines the life and work of famed artist and sculptor Harry Weber, who is regarded as one of, if not the best, in-motion sculptor in the world today. Best known for his historical and sports figures, Weber has created some of the most famous sports statues in existence including the Bobby Orr Statue in Boston, all of the St. Louis Cardinal statues out front of Busch Stadium as w...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021