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Pompeii and the Roman Villa (2008)

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This film explores art and culture around the Bay of Naples before Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE. The bay was then a favorite resort for vacationing Romans. Julius Caesar, emperors, and senators were among those who owned sumptuous villas along its shores.

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High
Length: 
00:30

Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape (2012)

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Celebrated as one of the greatest modern artists, Joan Miró developed a visual language that reflected his vision and energy in a variety of styles across many media. This film examines the impact on Miró's career, of the Spanish Civil War, the fascism of the Franco regime, and the events of World War II, as well as Miró's sense of Spanish—specifically Catalan—identity.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:32

George Bellows (2012)

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Arriving in New York in 1904, George Bellows depicted America on the move. In a 20-year career cut short by his untimely death at age 42, he painted the rapidly growing city of New York, its bustling crowds, skyscrapers, and awe-inspiring construction projects, as well as its bruising boxers, street urchins, and citizens hard at work or enjoying their leisure.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:29

Gaugin: Maker of Myth (2011)

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More than one hundred works by Paul Gauguin—including many of his most sumptuous, appealing colorful images—appear in Gauguin: Maker of Myth, the first major exhibition of his work in the United States in twenty years.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:29

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection (2010)

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A shrewd businessman, Chester Dale started out as a Wall Street messenger in the early years of the twentieth century. By the mid-1920s, he had earned the fortune that enabled him and his wife Maud to assemble one of the finest art collections in America.

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High
Length: 
00:15

El Greco: An Artist's Odyssey (2014)

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El Greco was born Domenikos Theotokopoulos in Crete. He began his career as a painter of icons for Byzantine churches. Moving to Italy and then to Spain, his work fused lessons learned from the glories of Byzantium with the ravishing color of Venetian art and the elegant artificialities of Roman mannerism. Settling in Toledo, he created a passionate outpouring of work.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:29

Edward Hopper (2011)

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Hopper, one of America's most admired artists, captured the shared realities of American life with poignancy and enigmatic beauty. His iconic images, set in unexceptional places, reveal the poetry of quiet, private moments.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:30

J.M.W. Turner (2008)

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One of the greatest landscape painters of all times, Joseph Mallord William Turner rendered the subtle effects of light and atmosphere in revolutionary ways. A barber's son, he entered the Royal Academy art school at age fourteen and became, over the course of six decades, the leading British artist of his time.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:30

Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes 1909-1929 (2013)

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Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music celebrates one of the most dazzling cultural enterprises of the twentieth century. The Ballets Russes, established in 1909 by the indefatigable impresario Serge Diaghilev, revolutionized the art of ballet.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:28

Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns (2015)

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Since the Middle Ages, artists have used metalpoint to create some of the most beautiful and technically accomplished drawings ever made. Interest in the medium peaked during the Renaissance when it was embraced by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Albrecht Dürer. Revived in the nineteenth-century, metalpoint continues to be practiced today.

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Middle
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Length: 
00:10

All About Prints (2012)

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All About Prints invites novices and experienced collectors alike to explore the art of printmaking from the perspective of influential curators, collectors, dealers, artists, and printers.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:54

Arcimboldo, 1526-1593: Nature and Fantasy (2010)

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The inventive and amusing paintings of Giuseppe Arcimboldo dazzled the courts of Europe. His imaginative combinations of fruits, vegetables, and flowers create allegorical portraits of emperors and witty caricatures of their courtiers, which won him the highest artistic honors bestowed by the Holy Roman Empire.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:30

A Place To Be (1979)

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A biography of the East Building of the National Gallery of Art: A landmark of art and architecture

A Place to Be is a superb "biography of a building," tracing the contemporary design and construction of the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:55

Programs about the National Gallery of Art (2005)

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These four programs provide detailed overviews about the National Gallery of Art, its history, development, and construction; founder Andrew W. Mellon; and architects John Russell Pope and I.M. Pei. They also include rare photographs and historic film footage.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
01:48

Making Art (2010)

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This DVD collection of six video presentations filmed in studios, laboratories, and museum galleries provides rare behind-the-scenes experiences. It introduces art elements, such as color and perspective; demonstrates artistic techniques ranging from sculpture to printmaking; and studies conservation issues related to art objects.

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Middle
High
Length: 
02:27

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