PBS: America's Largest Gallery
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American Masters: Elizabeth Murray
Take an intimate look at artist Elizabeth Murray, voiced by Meryl Streep. This film chronicles her remarkable journey from an impoverished childhood to artistic maverick and reconsiders her place in contemporary art history.
SDPB1: Friday, September 7, 8pm (7 MT)
SDPB2: Saturday, September 8, 7 & 11pm (6 & 10 MT)
American Masters: Andrew Wyeth
Follow the story of one of America’s most popular, but least understood, artists. While his exhibitions routinely broke attendance records, art world critics continually assaulted his work. Uncover the hidden depths and complex inner life of the iconic artist you thought you knew. With his life’s work as a background, examine his wide range of influences, including modern artists, war, film and the African American community.
SDPB1: Friday, September 7, 11pm (10 MT)
American Masters: Basquiat - Rags to Riches
Discover the anonymous graffiti artist-turned-rock- star of the early 80s art scene in New York whose work ultimately commanded millions. It took less than a decade for the accountant’s son from Brooklyn to rise to dizzying heights.
SDPB1: Friday, September 14, 8pm (7 MT)
SDPB2: Saturday, September 15, 7 & 11pm
(6 & 10 MT)
Art in the Twenty-First Century
Gain unparalleled access to the most innovative artists of our time, revealing how artists engage the culture around them and how art allows viewers to see the world in new ways. Season 9 charts art-making in three urban centers across three continents: Berlin, Johannesburg, and the San Francisco Bay area.
SDPB1: Fridays, September 21 & 28, 8pm (7 MT)