THIRTEEN’s NYC-ARTS Presents Greatest Hits in August

Air date: 08/02/2018

THIRTEEN’s NYC-ARTS Presents Greatest Hits in August

This month, NYC-ARTS will revisit some of its compelling profiles of people and institutions in the arts and cultural scene of New York City and the tri-state area.

Among the individuals featured are Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan, pianist and Avery Fisher Career Grant Award winner Hoachen Zhang, contemporary artists Shahpour Pouyan, Jeffrey Gibson and Dorothea Rockburne, as well as the late Will Barnet.  Also featured this month is the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, Bush-Holley House in Cos Cob, Ct.,   the Ghetto Film School (a program for underserved students in collaboration with the Frick Co llection), and a revisit to the acclaimed exhibition “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.   With a nod to the 2018 US Open this summer, on August 23 the series will present a segment on the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum.

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 the greater New York City region.

Co-hosted by New York Emmy Award winners Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn, with events around town reported by HaNYC-ARTS showcases both world-renowned and local, community-based arts organizations.

See below for a full detailing of August’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; Tuesdays at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on WLIW21; and Saturdays at 7 p.m. on NJTV.

 

Thursday, August 2

8-8:30 p.m.

NYC-ARTS #403

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. This week’s program features profiles on artists Shahpour Pouyan, Jeffrey Gibson, and Dorothea Rockburne.

Thursday, August 9

8-8:30 p.m.

NYC-ARTS #404

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.  This week’s program features de Montebello in conversation with Dr. Carmen Bambach, curator of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer” exhibit. Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is the subject of this week’s choice segment.

Thursday, August 16

8-8:30 p.m.

NYC-ARTS #405

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. This week’s program features Zahn in conversation with Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan. Also included are segments on the historic Bush-Holley House in Cos Cob, Ct., and a painting of “The Rapalje Children” in the collection of the New-York Historical Society.

Thursday, August 23

8-8:30 p.m.

NYC-ARTS #406

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. Ghetto Film School, a program for underserved students created in collaboration with the Frick Collection, is the subject of week’s feature/profile. Also included are segments on the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum in Newport, Rhode Island, and Storm King, the art center and sculpture garden located in the Hudson Valley.

Thursday, August 30

8-8:30 p.m.

NYC-ARTS #407

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. This week’s program features profiles of pianist Hoachen Zhang, a recipient of the 2017 Avery Fisher Career Grant Award, and Will Barnet, the late 20th Century contemporary artist.

 

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, Chief Digital Officer: Dan Greenberg. Director of Digital Production: Chris Mather.

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 Thea Petschek Iervolino Foundation, Jody and John Arnhold, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Ellen and James S. Marcus, The Lewis “Sonny” Turner Fund for Dance, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, the Jean Dubinsky Appleton Estate, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and the 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.

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ABOUT WNET

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 (THIRTEEN PBSKids, 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 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 experience. 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. Through multi-platform initiatives Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America and Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change, WNET showcases the human stories around these issues and promising solutions. 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.

 

About NYC-ARTS

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.