Art & Architecture


Decoding da Vinci 54 min.

Journey to Florence to discover how Leonardo da Vinci used science, from human dissections to innovative painting techniques, to create his legendary artwork. Learn why Mona Lisa's smile is so captivating—and what it took to create it.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

State of the Art 56 min.

An exhilarating journey of artistic discovery … 100,000 miles, 1,000 destinations in the search for 100 under-recognized American artists for one unforgettable exhibition. The curatorial team of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas crisscrossed the nation to find extraordinary contemporary art happening in unexpected places: the woods of North Carolina, the deserts of Ne...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Wyeth 88 min.

Andrew Wyeth was one of America’s most popular, but least understood artists. Through unprecedented access to family members, archival materials, and his work, WYETH presents the most complete portrait of the artist.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

California 55 min.

This program explores the diverse craft heritage, traditions, influences and innovations in the Golden State. Artists include Pomo basket weaver Corine Pearce, textile artist Deborah Cross, and silversmith Randy Stromsoe.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Craft in America, Season 10 120 min.

CRAFT IN AMERICA, the Peabody Award-winning documentary series, is an inspirational journey to the artists, objects, techniques, and origins of American craft. It explores the vitality, history and significance of the craft movement in the United States and its impact on our nation's rich cultural heritage. Capturing the beauty, creativity and originality of craftsmanship, the film highlights arti...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Visionaries 56 min.

This program documents the ways in which artists and influencers create new methods and inspire new generations to envision the possibilities of craft. Visionaries include weaver and textile artist Kay Sekimachi.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Churches: The Quest for Light 53 min.

Born in a dark cave in Palestine, Christianity was a religion originally practiced in secret. After three centuries, it was allowed out into the open, and the various styles of churches that have emerged are symbols of the faith of men and their tireless quest to reach height and light in the name of the glory of God. Monasteries, churches, and cathedrals demonstrate a variety of styles. From Jeru...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Mosques: Art and Space 53 min.

Witness to the faith of men and markers of the power of great Muslim rulers, mosques tell us the whole history of Islam in its diversity. Spirituality is incarnated in monuments that reach great heights of ingenuity and beauty through their architecture and their decor. The refinement of the art and the immensity of the spaces are the main principles that guide these edifices from Cordoba, to Ista...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Sacred Spaces 208 min.

This series explores the symbolism behind the architecture of the places of worship for the world's major religions. Looking at Hindu and Buddhist temples, Jewish synagogues, Christian churches, and Muslim mosques, we learn the reasons behind the structure, positioning, design and decor of each of these symbols and expressions of faith.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Synagogues: Absence and Presence 53 min.

The story of Jewish synagogues is a story of absence and presence. Similarly to its people, synagogues are examples of survival despite conflict and persecution, such as the synagogues of Cordoba, Toledo, and Budapest. Others are symbols of the strength and pride, such as the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam or the Beth Sholom Synagogue in the United States, the only synagogue ever designed by Fr...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018