Art & Architecture


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! Munch: Suspecting the Truth 54 min.

The life and times of the Norwegian painter Munch and his importance in the development of art. Edvard Munch was born in 1863 not long after Darwin's celebrated work on the Origin of Spieces. If ever there was a painter reflecting a massive change in how human beings view the world about them it was surely Munch. In spite of virulent opposition from his peers he marched fearlessly into the new wor...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks 89 min.

For decades, trailblazing photographer Gordon Parks brought the human struggle of the Black community out of the shadows and onto the pages of LIFE magazine. This documentary explores Parks' enduring legacy through the lens of three contemporary photographers, and spotlights his visionary work and its impact on the next generation of artists.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! American Masters: How It Feels to Be Free 114 min.

How It Feels to Be Free takes an unprecedented look at the intersection of African American women artists, politics and entertainment and tells the story of how six trailblazing performers—Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier— changed American culture through their films, fashion, music and politics.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Craft in America (Season 13) 120 min.

Craft in America explores America's creative spirit through the handmade. HARMONY celebrates the joy of music and the creation of handcrafted instruments. JEWELRY explores the history, artistry and impact of personal adornment.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Harmony: Craft in America (Season 13) 57 min.

HARMONY bridges the art forms of music and craft, celebrating the joy of music and the creation of handcrafted instruments. Featuring accordion maker Marc Savoy and the Savoy family, bow maker Susan Lipkins, luthier Doug Naselroad and the Appalachian Artisan Center Culture of Recovery Program, and artist Richard Jolley, whose monumental glass and steel sculpture inspired a violin concerto.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Jewelry: Craft in America (Season 13) 57 min.

JEWELRY explores the history, artistry, and impact of personal adornment. Featuring: classic jeweler Tom Herman; Harriete Estel Berman who creates jewelry with recycled materials; the legacy of modernist jeweler Art Smith; nature-inspired artist Gabrielle Gould; and Navajo/Hopi master jeweler Jesse Monongya.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Barn, Harrogate—George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations 47 min.

George Clarke takes us to Pott Bridge Farm in the Yorkshire Dales, where we follow Olly and Erin’s transformation of their 200-year old barn. What started off as a husk of stones and hay has been transformed into a sprawling, modern home filled with wood, glass, and colorful furniture.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Coach House, Tamworth—George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations 47 min.

In this episode, we travel to a small hamlet in Staffordshire. Adrian and Laura have bought the coach house of a former estate called Cliff Hall, and they plan to turn it into a multigenerational home. The coach house isn’t in the best condition, but we follow the ups and downs of their gut renovation that was knocked sideways by the pandemic.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Farm, Stockport—George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations 47 min.

We visit Manchester in this episode, where George meets Gordon and Lisa, proud owners of a rundown, 120-year old cattle shed and adjoining milking parlor that’s been in the family since the 1960s. We follow their journey as they renovate this into their first home together.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021