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The Art Assignment
The Art Assignment
Which is the Real Girl with a Pearl Earring?
A look at "Girl with the Pearl Earring," with the use of innovative technology.
S4 Ep26 | 13m 34s
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Art Cooking: Dutch and Flemish Still Life Painting
The good life is on display in 17th Century Dutch and Flemish still life paintings.
S4 Ep25 | 13m 34s
Behind the Banksy Stunt
Banksy shredded his artwork the moment after it sold at auction.
S4 Ep24 | 10m 23s
ART TRIP: DETROIT
The Diego Rivera mural, Heidelberg Project, MOCA, abandoned buildings, and much more.
S4 Ep23 | 17m 50s
The Myth of the Tortured Artist
Are artists really more tortured than the rest of us?
S4 Ep22 | 10m 20s
The Case for Realism
What's the point of making realistic paintings when photography can do the trick?
S4 Ep21 | 11m 13s
Love the Art, Hate the Artist
This one's in honor of all the art you used to love, and it's creators who behaved badly.
S4 Ep20 | 10m 13s
Art Cooking PICASSO
Let's cook our way through moments in Picasso's life and process our conflicted feelings.
S4 Ep19 | 16m 23s
Better Know Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergère
Let's explore Edouard Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergère.
S4 Ep18 | 8m 17s
The Case for Conceptual Art
Sometimes art is paintings, and sometimes it's a chair. Why?.
S4 Ep17 | 10m 29s
Trending Artists of the 17th Century
Have you heard of Italian Baroque artist Artemisia Gentilschi? She's trending!
S4 Ep16 | 10m 50s
BUTTER + EGGS = ART, sometimes
Lets explore the food-related work of George Maciunas, Yoko Ono, Alison Knowles, et al.
S4 Ep15 | 13m 23s
Remake The Met
The Met Museum is a treasure trove of art, but is there a better way to organize it?
S4 Ep14 | 9m 20s
The Case for Nudity
What's wrong with seeing the unclothed human body? And what is its place in art?
S4 Ep13 | 7m 14s
Why You Don't Like Art History
Was your Art History class an endless succession of names and dates and movements?
S4 Ep12 | 8m 15s
Better Know: The Kiss by Gustav Klimt
One of the best loved paintings in history, let's learn about the Kiss by Gustav Klimt.
S4 Ep11 | 7m 35s
Art Trip: Utah
Spiral Jetty, Sun Tunnels, and Salt
S4 Ep10 | 11m 26s
Art + Taxes = The Dirty Truth
The art market is one of the many ways rich people game the system to save billions.
S4 Ep9 | 8m 49s
Do Not Try to Eat This
In 1961 artist Man Ray offered this "Menu for a Dadaist Day," and we cooked it for you.
S4 Ep8 | 9m 17s
The Case for Museums
What purpose did museums serve? And why does every city have one today?
S4 Ep7 | 8m 28s
Art Must Be Beautiful
We revisit ancient philosophers' thoughts on beauty.
S4 Ep6 | 9m 40s
Art Cooking: Vincent Van Gogh
The life and eating habits of artist Vincent Van Gogh,
S4 Ep5 | 14m 7s
Better Know: The Starry Night
Taking a look at Vincent Van Gogh's famed painting The Starry Night.
S4 Ep4 | 7m 23s
Art Cooking: Salvador Dali
Surrealist artist Salvador Dali is well known, but what about his 1973 cookbook?
S4 Ep3 | 14m 17s