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Digital Studios: The Art Assignment

The Art Assignment is a weekly PBS Digital Studios production hosted by curator Sarah Green. We take you around the U.S. to meet working artists and solicit assignments from them that we can all complete. For more, subscribe to The Art Assignment on YouTube:


Season 6
Episode 7
There is plenty of art ABOUT space, but this video explores art ACTUALLY IN space. Learn...
Season 6
Episode 6
Resistance isn't always visible, but when we can see it in art, what does it look like?...
Season 6
Episode 5
When we heard there was a video game about art and curating, we had to give it a try....
Season 6
Episode 4
There is a huge range of ways that gender has been understood and represented in the...
Season 6
Episode 3
Public funding for the arts is a hotly-debated topic, but let's look at where arts...
Season 6
Episode 2
Migration is central to human experience, and art history reflects that. Skipping through...
Season 6
Episode 1
From Coca-Cola, Cornflakes, and Campbell's Tomato Soup, to a single mushroom, a banana,...


Season 3
Episode 17
New York City offers way too many art-viewing opportunities for us to cover in a single...
Season 3
Episode 16
This week Mike Rugnetta joins us to share five of his favorite works of art. Thanks, Mike!
Season 3
Episode 15
If you were a shape, what shape would you be? This week we meet with Tschabalala Self,...
Season 3
Episode 14
Ai Weiwei has been called an iconoclast, a radical, a voice for the voiceless, and was...
Season 3
Episode 13
This week we meet Pablo Helguera, an artist, museum educator, and writer, at the...
Season 3
Episode 12
Dubious of performance art? Break into a cold sweat when you realize it’s about to begin...
Season 3
Episode 11
We interview the remarkable Vanessa Hill, creator of BrainCraft, a production of PBS...
Season 3
Episode 9
This week we come to you from Rosarito, Mexico AND Chicago, IL to bring you an assignment...
Season 3
Episode 8
This week we share some of your excellent responses to two assignments -- Geof...


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