12:07
  • Music
Anthony McGill: Blowing It Up
Anthony McGill lost out on his dream job four times. The fifth was a charm.
Season 8, Episode 7
Anthony McGill: Blowing It Up
15:27
  • Stage & Screen
The Funny Thing About Grief
Sarah Gancher believes it is a spiritual act to make someone laugh.
Season 8, Episode 6
The Funny Thing About Grief
26:46
  • Literature
Resilience
Garry Trudeau and Joyce Carol Oates’ long careers have been helped by dedication to craft.
Season 8, Episode 1
Resilience
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  • Art & Design
Diana Al-Hadid: Excavating the Muse
Diana Al-Hadid resurrects Gradiva, a sculpture that came to life.
Season 5, Episode 15
Diana Al-Hadid: Excavating the Muse
11:25
  • Literature
Tracy K. Smith: Ghost Writing
Loss has shaped Tracy K. Smith’s perspective—as a poet, and as a person.
Season 4, Episode 5
Tracy K. Smith: Ghost Writing
03:50
  • Music
Edgar Meyer Performs “Barnyard Disturbance”
Meyer performs "Barnyard Disturbance" off his 1997 album, Uncommon Ritual, at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Season 5
Edgar Meyer Performs “Barnyard Disturbance”

Our educator guides, formulated for both in-person and online learning, bring the arts into STEM, ELA, and social studies classrooms.

  • Art
  • ELA
Art as Service
In this lesson, students explore the arts as a tool for sharing stories, information, and historical realities in ways that can build community and create awareness about and have an impact on social issues. They explore areas where art might drive change to envision artistic strategies that would make that change happen.
Lesson Plan
Art as Service
  • Art
  • Civics
  • ELA
Taking a Stand Through Art
In this lesson, students explore how art can be a tool for addressing and taking action on social justice issues. They examine the various ways artists across genres create messages to encourage awareness and engagement that affect social change. Students consider issues of importance in their community or the world at large to ideate an arts-based solution.
Lesson Plan
Taking a Stand Through Art
  • ELA
  • Science
Responding to the Built Environment: An Emotional Interaction
In this lesson, students examine the relationship between architectural design and the human experience to recognize how it influences the shape of the built environment. Learners explore this intersection by assessing an architectural structure in their immediate community to determine whether a new design or a redesign would make it more human centered as well as imaginative, innovative, and distinctive.
Lesson Plan
Responding to the Built Environment: An Emotional Interaction