THIRTEEN’s NYC-ARTS Explores “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern” at the Brooklyn Museum in May
NYC-ARTS, THIRTEEN’s weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase, brings arts lovers an all-access pass to the interesting, unusual and unique cultural offerings of New York City. This month, on May 25, the series brings viewers inside the “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern” exhibition on view at the Brooklyn Museum.
The exhibition, curated by art historian Wanda M. Corn, examines how the modernist artist displayed her progressive and independent lifestyle through a self-created public persona, including her clothing and the way she posed for the camera. The exhibition focuses on her clothing, which is shown alongside paintings and photographs, exploring how she shaped the way the public perceived her identity and artistic values. The exhibition traces O’Keeffe from her early years to her later years in New Mexico, where her art and clothing changed in response to her environment.
“Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern” also highlights WNET’s unique archival library, featuring WNET-owned footage on its monitors from The Originals: Women in Art: Georgia O’Keeffe.
“NYC-ARTS often spotlights the work of lesser known artists in a wide array of genres, said Joan Hershey, Editorial Director of series. “But we’re equally focused on highlighting the works of the iconic pioneers, such as Georgia O’Keeffe, who is brought to life in this exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.”
Co-hosted by New York Emmy Award winners Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn, with events around town reported by Ha, NYC-ARTS showcases both world-renowned and local, community-based arts organizations.
See below for a full detailing of May’s NYC-ARTS lineup.
The program airs on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN and is also available to stream on NYC-ARTS.org on Friday mornings. Encore presentations generally follow on Sundays at 12 noon on THIRTEEN; Sundays at 3 p.m. and Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW21; and Sundays at 8:30 p.m. on NJTV.
Thursday, May 4
Weekly magazine providing the tri-state audience with a unique overview of the city’s unparalleled cultural offerings with co-hosts Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. The Audobon Mural Project is the subject of the feature/profile. The Alice Austen House, located in Staten Island, is this week’s choice segment. Correspondent Christina Ha, based at the Bronx Museum of the Arts reports on the “Wild Noise/Ruido Salvaje” exhibition on view there; the “Alexei Jawlensky” exhibition on view at the Neue Galerie; “The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers” exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and new Broadway musicals “Amelie” at the Walter Kerr Theatre and “Charlie & the Chocolate Factory” at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
Thursday, May 11
Weekly magazine providing the tri-state audience with a unique overview of the city’s unparalleled cultural offerings with co-hosts Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. American Ballet Theatre’s new production “Whipped Cream” by artist in residence Alexei Ratmansky is this week’s feature/profile. The Nicholas Roerich Museum and Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies” on view at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) are the choice segments.
Thursday, May 18
Weekly magazine providing the tri-state audience with a unique overview of the city’s unparalleled cultural offerings with co-hosts Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. De Montebello’s conversation with Jason Sun, curator of the “Age of Empires Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.–A.D. 220)” exhibition currently on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is this week’s feature/profile. Correspondent Christina Ha, based at the Jewish Museum, reports on various arts events around town.
Thursday, May 25
Weekly magazine providing the tri-state audience with a unique overview of the city’s unparalleled cultural offerings with co-hosts Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. Four Freedoms Park is the subject of this week’s feature/profile. The choice segment spotlights the “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern” exhibition on view at the Brooklyn Museum. Correspondent Christina Ha, based at the Jewish Museum, reports on various arts events around town.
NYC-ARTS is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, one of America’s most prolific and respected public media providers.
Executive Producer: David Horn. Editorial Director: Joan Hershey. Supervising Producer: Mitch Owgang. Senior Producer: Bob Morris. For the digital platforms, General Manager: Dan Greenberg. Director of Digital Strategy: Joe Harrell.
NYC-ARTS is made possible in part by First Republic Bank. Major funding for NYC-ARTS is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, the Jean Dubinsky Appleton Estate, Jody and John Arnhold, Ellen and James S. Marcus, The Lewis “Sonny” Turner Fund for Dance, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and Elroy and Terry Krumholz Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.
Visit the NYC-ARTS Web site at NYC-ARTS.org for additional information.
WNET is America’s flagship PBS station and parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21. WNET also operates NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its broadcast channels, three cable services (KidsThirteen, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings. WNET’s groundbreaking series for children and young adults include Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase as well as Mission US, the award-winning interactive history game. WNET highlights the tri-state’s unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Theater Close-Up, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams and MetroFocus, the daily multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. In addition, WNET produces online-only programming including the award-winning series about gender identity, First Person, and an intergenerational look at tech and pop culture, The Chatterbox with Kevin and Grandma Lill. In 2015, THIRTEEN launched Passport, an online streaming service which allows members to see new and archival THIRTEEN and PBS programming anytime, anywhere: www.thirteen.org/passport.
NYC-ARTS aims to increase awareness of New York City’s nonprofit cultural organizations, whose offerings greatly benefit residents and visitors—from children to adults, and teenagers to senior citizens. NYC-ARTS promotes cultural groups’ activities and events to tri-state, national and international audiences through nonprint media, using new technologies as they develop. Through television, Web sites, mobile applications and social media, NYC-ARTS nurtures New York City’s position as a thriving cultural capital of the world, one that has both world-renowned institutions and those that are focused on local communities.