PBS Podcasts of Interviews and Documentaries in the Arts

PBS (http://www.pbs.org/about/) is a private, nonprofit corporation, founded in 1969, whose members are America’s public TV stations — noncommercial, educational licensees that operate more than 350 PBS member stations and serve all 50 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa. PBS’ mission is to create content that educates, informs and inspires.

Here are some links to podcasts of artist interviews on the PBS website that I thought you may also enjoy.

Hot Art vs. Cool Art: Jack Rasmussen, Executive Director of di Rosa Preserve and members of the di Rosa staff comment on the unique qualities of Bay Area art. Rene di Rosa built his collection around artists working in Northern California. The style of much of the art from the Bay Area can be described as experimental, in-your-face and often opposite of mainstream artistic trends: http://video.pbs.org/video/1870061493

Tavis Smiley interviews acclaimed artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel as he discusses the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli conflict as it relates to his controversial new film, Miral, and explains why one can’t separate a story from the way that it’s told: http://video.pbs.org/video/1857603608

American Masters Program: Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter ( a documentary on the husband-wife design icons, who from 1941 to 1978 brought their unique talents to their partnership. Narrated by James Franco. Watch the documentary at: http://video.pbs.org/video/2178281391