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Below is a list of some of the best arts programs and shorts by PBS and NET. All of these shows are available to watch right now without a membership - for FREE. Just click the titles and press play. Or, find them in the FREE PBS Video app for your Roku, Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Fire TV Stick, phone or tablet.  Enjoy!

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NET Originals - Nebraska Arts & Artists

2000 Souls (Nebraska Stories)
Art & Literature at the Castle (Nebraska Stories)
Art Farm (Nebraska Stories)
Art, The Piano Man (Nebraska Stories)
The Artist's Wife (Nebraska Stories)
Before The Battle (Nebraska Stories)
Big Heads in a Garden (Nebraska Stories)
The Big Sounds of Bobby Layne (Nebraska Stories)
The Blue Barn: All Grown Up (Nebraska Stories)
Building A Dream (Nebraska Stories)
The Cards You Are Dealt (Nebraska Stories)
Carhenge for Sale (Nebraska Stories)
The Carver (Nebraska Stories)
Casting Call: Casting Call To Curtain Call 
Catching a Second Wind (Nebraska Stories)
The Chief Goes to Washington (Nebraska Stories)
Clay & Bronze Blues (Nebraska Stories)
A Conversation With Maestro Wilkins (Nebraska Stories)
Dancing With Robots (Nebraska Stories)
Deconstructing Art (Nebraska Stories)
Drawn to Fashion (Nebraska Stories)
Emery Blagdon And His Healing Machine 
Emily Bass & The Near Miracle's "Glory Hallelujah" (Nebraska Stories)
Enchanted Arboretum (Nebraska Stories)
Extraordinary Vessels (Nebraska Stories)
Fear and the Magic Flute (Nebraska Stories)
Figaro Across Nebraska (Nebraska Stories)
Figaro Figaro!
Final Cut: Filmmakers Showcase 
Folkloric Dancers (Nebraska Stories)
Healing Art (Nebraska Stories)
Hear Nebraska Presents Mesonjixx (Nebraska Stories)
Hear Nebraska presents: Jocelyn (Nebraska Stories)
Hear Nebraska's Music Man (Nebraska Stories)
Herb Mignery, Cowboy Artist (Nebraska Stories)
House of Art (Nebraska Stories)
In the Key of Glass (Nebraska Stories)
In the Listening Room with Andrea von Kampen (Nebraska Stories)
Inside the Cornhusker Marching Band (Nebraska Stories)
Jazz Reunion (Nebraska Stories)
The Joke's on Norfolk (Nebraska Stories)
Kickstarting a Comeback (Nebraska Stories)
The Land Will Outlive Us All 
A Legacy on Canvas (Nebraska Stories)
The Legends of Leavenworth Street (Nebraska Stories)
Making It Better (Nebraska Stories)
Making Paint Move (Nebraska Stories)
Matt Sesow's Paint Therapy (Nebraska Stories)
The Medicine of Art (Nebraska Stories)
Merrymakers (Nebraska Stories)
Music From the Ashes (Nebraska Stories)
Musical Seedlings (Nebraska Stories)
Nebraska Arts Awards (Nebraska Stories)
Nebraska's Capitol Masterpiece 
New Ears for Ancient Music (Nebraska Stories)
A New Life for Old Paintings (Nebraska Stories)
Painting in Red (Nebraska Stories)
The Paper Artist (Nebraska Stories)
Pathfinder Chorus (Nebraska Stories)
Play Me, I'm Yours (Nebraska Stories)
Plein Air Poet (Nebraska Stories)
The Point is Poetry (Nebraska Stories)
Portrait of a Photographer (Nebraska Stories)
Pottery Walk (Nebraska Stories)
Ragtime Caberet 
Remembered Voices 
A Rising Star (Nebraska Stories)
Runway Magic (Nebraska Stories)
Satisfying Surprises (Nebraska Stories)
Saving Emery's Masterpiece (Nebraska Stories)
Saving Your Treasures 
A Sculpted Life 
A Serendipitous Circus (Nebraska Stories)
Shakespeare & the Wild West (Nebraska Stories)
Small Town Glee (Nebraska Stories)
Solomon Butcher: Frontier Photographer 
The Sound of Things (Nebraska Stories)
Sports Artist Armando Villarreal (Nebraska Stories)
Spreading Hayseed (Nebraska Stories)
State of Poetry (Nebraska Stories)
Talk to Me (Nebraska Stories)
Time and the River (Nebraska Stories)
The Well-Dressed Museum (Nebraska Stories)
Where Time Slows Down (Nebraska Stories)
Winston, Kid Composer (Nebraska Stories)
Yours, Willa Cather 
 


Architecture

Machine Project Field Guide to L.A. Architecture 
Steel Modern 
That Far Corner: Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles 
Third L.A. with Architectural Critic Christopher Hawthorne 



Craft/Artisans

The Art of Basketweaving 
Artesanos/Artisans 
Craft and Military Service 
Craft as Community Activity 
Forge and Fire 
Heath Ceramics: The Making of a California Classic 
History and Truth 
Industry and the Creative Economy 
Masters of Modern Design 
Music and Handmade Instruments 
Origins of American Craft 
Quilts 
Salon of Beauty and Scar Printing 



Destinations

America Deserta 
Asian American Art in the Central Valley 
Berlin 
California 
Chicago 
Desert X 
East is Eden 
Johannesburg 
Los Angeles 
Mexico City 
MOCA – Beyond The Museum Walls 
MOCA – MOCAtv Episode 3 
MOCA – The Art of Our Time 
San Francisco Bay Area 
The Art Assignment 
Vancouver 
Variedades: Olvera Street 
Virtual Domains 
 

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Environmental Art

100 Mules Walking The Los Angeles Aqueduct 
50th Flashback: Earthworks #4 
AgH2O: Silver and Water 
Ecology 
Landscape 
Metralleta de Oro and Ultraviolet 
Nature 
No Trespassing: A Survey of Environmental Art 



Event

Black History Month Special – African American Artists in SoCal 
Celebration – Craft and Winter Holiday Traditions 
Holiday – Craft Traditions 



Exploring Themes

Balance 
Boundaries 
Consumption 
Fantasy 
Fiction 
Humor 
Identity 
Investigation 
Legacy 
Loss & Desire 
Memory 
Memory 
Paradox 
Place 
Play 
Power 
Process 
Romance 
Secrets 
Spirituality 
Stories 
Structures 
Systems 
Time 
Transformation  
 


Film & Television Analysis

The Crusader 
The Independent Woman 
Man of the House
The Misfit 



Latin America

Borderlands – Art Along the U.S. Mexico Border 
Borders 
Crossroads – Intersections of Craft, Culture, and Technology 
Día de Los Muertos / Day of the Dead 
Family of Craft Artists 
La Raza and the Chicano Movement 
Neighbors – Mexico and the United States Through Craft 
Threads – Needle Arts 
Without Borders / Sin Fronteras 



Performances

And the Winner Is… 
Boot Camp 
The Casting Call
Fallujah – Art, Healing, and PTSD
Hopscotch – An Opera for the 21st Century 
Invisible Cities 
Isadora Duncan’s Mastery in Modern Dance



Profiles in Art

Artist and Mother 
Bukowski Reads Bukowski 
Charles Lummis – Reimagining the American West 
Electric Earth: The Art of Doug Aitken 
Jeffrey Deitch’s Los Angeles 
Monomania L.A. 
Visionaries 
William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible 



Social Justice & Community

Afrofuturism 
Art and Protest 
Artists as Agents of Change 
Compassion – Reconciliation and Tolerance 
Identity – Exploring Issues of Gender, Race, Culture and Place 
Messages Expressed Through Craft 
Protest – Artists and Global Conflicts 
Social Practice Arts 
Teachers – Sharing Crafting Passion to Students 
WEDU Arts Plus 
 

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