Art Works Podcast

Series produced by National Endowment for the Arts

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The Art Works Podcast is produced weekly by the National Endowment for the Arts. It goes behind the scenes with some of the nation's great artists to explore how art works. New shows are posted on Thursdays. Find out more at arts.gov

The Art Works Podcast, the program that goes behind the scenes with some of the nation's great artists to explore how art works. Guests have included choreographer and MacArthur genius Liz Lerman, National Medal of the Arts winner and the man behind Marvel comics, Stan Lee, filmmaker Debra Granik (Winter's Bone), Jazz Master Randy Westin, and Pulitzer-prize winning author Jennifer Egan. You can find the current and archived programs at http://www.arts.gov/podweb/podCMS/podlist.php or in iTunes U.

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371 Pieces

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Caption: HYBYCOZO, Credit: Photographer: Ron Blunt
Curator Nora Atkinson takes us behind the scenes of the wildly successful exhibit "No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man" in Washington DC.'s Renwi...

  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 29:58
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Creative Forces and finding a tribe for veterans: Healing and building community through art.

  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 29:18
Caption: Liz Reed, Credit: Laurie Kieth
Liz Reed guides us through the quirky multi-media world of Cuddles and Rage

  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 29:55
Caption: CSSSA Film Students, Credit: Courtesy of CSSSA
Director Michael Fields explains how CSSSA helps new generations of artists to shine.

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 21:23
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Jennifer Haigh's novel Heat and Light takes a hard look at fracking in an Appalchian town

  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 28:18
Caption: Seema Reza, Credit: Nazia Abbas
Poet Seema Reza examines love and loss in her book When the World Breaks Open.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 28:55
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Melissa Range's poetry collection Scriptorium illuminates her Appalachian Roots

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 29:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: BLUE VIOLA with  Alicia Olatuja as Viola  , Credit:  C Stanley Photography
Urban Arias creates and presents contemporary opera for contemporary audiences.

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 29:57
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 29:44
Caption: Dessa, Credit: Bill Phelps
Rapper Dessa explores her broken heart at the intersection of science and music

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:45
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dion Graham, Credit: JoAnne Perrin
Actor Dion has narrated hundreds of audio books and is an aural shape-shifter.

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 29:40
  • Purchases: 1
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Mat Johnson takes a satirical look at race and identity.

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
  • Length: 29:56
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Meta Golding as Rosa Parks in Behind the Movement, Credit: Courtesy of TVOne
Actress Meta Golding takes on the role of a lifetime: Rosa Parks in Behind the Movement

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 27:18
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Rob Meyer
Director Rob Meyer talks about the making of the independent film, Little Boxes.

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2018
  • Length: 28:28
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 26:59
Caption: “Future Perfect” project at Indie Grits Festival, art work by Sleeper, Credit: Sean Rayford
Indie grits: it evolved from a tiny film festival to a cultural touchstone

  • Added: Jan 26, 2018
  • Length: 26:52
Caption: Delta Blues Museum
Executive Director of the Delta Blues Museum Shelley Ritter keeps the blues alive and honors its history.

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 22:42
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Matthew Willey and Bees, Credit: The Good of the Hive
Matthew Willey's multi-year initiative The Good of the Hive is more than an art project.

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Casting Director Walter Ware
Casting director Walter Ware brings the right people together.

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 26:51
  • Purchases: 1