Karen Michel appears in the following:
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Early in his career, Stella's goal was to not depict anything. In 1958, he notoriously achieved that. Since then, Stella has continued to push the possibilities of his art.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Ceramics artist Ron Nagle uses unconventional materials and bright colors to make odd, miniature marvels with punderful titles. His work has helped make modern ceramics a star at art museums.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Sarah Silverman opens up about depression and comedy. Critic John Powers reviews Bridge of Spies. Photographer Gerrit Vyn and writer Scott Weidensaul discuss some of the remarkable abilities of birds.
Sunday, September 06, 2015
"What can I play so that this person just plays the best he's ever played?" asks Peacock, who's backed up everyone from Bill Evans to Miles Davis to Keith Jarrett.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
The Southern Museum of Food and Beverage in New Orleans chronicles the eats and drinks of the Southern states. And it may be one of the only museums where visitors can imbibe while viewing exhibits.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
In the pre-digital age, shooting video was unwieldy and expensive. But in the late 1960s, storytellers calling themselves "Videofreex" used the first portable video recorders to film a changing world.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
They're the instrument anyone can play — but only two places in the U.S. make them, and only one makes the colorful plastic kind most people know. Karen Michel pays a visit to the latter.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
At 84, the acclaimed jazz pianist is still recording and touring. Among his many achievements is one that often eludes even the most beloved jazz artists: mainstream popularity.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
As artists priced out of New York City head north, Hudson River cities are experiencing a renaissance. But not this historic city.
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Bereavement fashion, post-mortem photography and floral hair wreaths are just some of what you'll find at the Met's "Death Becomes Her" and the Morbid Anatomy Museum's "Art of Mourning."
Saturday, October 04, 2014
If you're an artist with an idea for a metal masterpiece, you'd probably turn to Dick Politch to cast it. His foundry has done works for over 500 artists. We get a look at an exhibit of his creations.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Carl Andre helped shape modern sculpture in the mid-1960s, but his career was jolted when he was tried and acquitted of murder. Now he's the subject of his first major retrospective in three decades.
Friday, March 07, 2014
It's time again for the show that people love to hate: the Whitney Biennial, an overview of American art. Critics often trash it, but as Karen Michel says, this year's showcase has a few surprises.
Sunday, January 05, 2014
In 1968, the Museum of Modern Art bought his painting LOVE and made him a star. It became a sculpture, a stamp, greeting cards — and it obscured the rest of his career. Now the first ...
Saturday, August 31, 2013
The small town of Waldoboro, Maine, boasts two attractions: Moody's Diner, reputed to be one of the oldest in the country, and the Toy Museum. But it's not really for kids. Founded in...
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Zachary Heinzerling's documentary captures the curious dynamics of a complicated relationship between two artists whose lives and work are inextricably intertwined. As Karen Michel re...
Sunday, July 21, 2013
When minimalist artist Donald Judd died, his Manhattan house stayed in the family, with much of his stuff exactly where he left it. Now, after a renovation his son helped oversee, the...
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Ursula von Rydingsvard is 70 years old, but she still spends eight hours a day working massive blocks of cedar into sculptures. "I don't want the cuteness associated with the wood," she says, "or even the nostalgia."
Saturday, May 01, 2004
When the painter Arnold Mesches began making political artwork in the 1950s — including one painting series on the Rosenberg trials — someone else began surveillance of the painter’s life. Produced by Karen Michel.
Saturday, September 13, 2003
A couple struggles to draw the line between a collection and too much junk. Produced by Karen Michel.