Arts and Culture

Grannies on Safari: Peru - Its Coastal Cultural Heritage

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 9:30pm

Watch the Grannies as they move about Peru's Atlantic coast and explore cosmopolitan Lima – its culture and history.

A Harpist's Legacy: Ann Hobson Pilot and the Sound of Change

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 3:30pm

This film explores the increasing racial diversity and shift in attitudes toward musicians of color in the classical music world through Ann Hobson Pilot's professional journey.

Independent Lens: The Order of Myths

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 8:30pm

Mobile, Alabama threw its first Mardi Gras more than 300 years ago; since then the party has been trying to stay true to tradition. But tradition gets tricky when it comes to race and class.

Colored Frames

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 6:00pm

Beginning at the height of the Civil Rights Era and leading up to the present, this film provides a truthful, unflinching look at often-ignored artists and their progeny.

Independent Lens: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:30pm

Take a cinematic and musical journey into the black communities of America, 1967-1975.

Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 7:00pm

Learn why this unconventional revolutionary paid dearly for her instant fame.

Battle on the ice

I'm so glad we're finally getting a real blast of winter weather in New York State!

In this film clip from Alexander Nevsky you have to wonder, how do those guys stand in the cold without shivering?

Classical Mornings, January 16 - 20

Weekdays from 6am to 9am

Find daily inspiration in music with a Mystery Piece and more... Coming up this week...

NOVA: Mystery of a Masterpiece on WXXI-TV

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 9:00pm

Follow a new breed of experts who approach “art mysteries” as if they were crime scenes.

American Masters "Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune" on WXXI-TV

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 10:00pm

Examine the life and artistry of activist and singer-songwriter Phil Ochs.