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166 Art Shows You Can Watch Right Now (No Membership Required)

All of these programs are available to watch right now without a membership — but, bear in mind that some won’t stay free-to-watch forever, so catch them now before they’re gone.

In the last few weeks, we’ve hooked you up with big ol’ lists of history, science and food shows you can stream without forking over a dime. And now, we give you the arts. I have to give a special shout out to Shakespeare Uncovered, which PBS just made available again the other day. It’s one of the best PBS shows I’ve ever watched on any subject — and I watch a LOT of PBS shows. Check it out.

All of these shows are available to watch right now without a membership. Just click the links and press play. Or better yet, find them in the free PBS Video app for your Roku, Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Fire TV Stick, phone or tablet. Enjoy!

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The Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Art Park, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Architecture

Machine Project Field Guide to L.A. Architecture

That Far Corner: Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles

Third L.A. with Architectural Critic Christopher Hawthorne

Steel Modern

A closeup shot of a person's hands weaving a basket of Native American basketry.

Craft/Artisans

The Art of Basketweaving

Artesanos/Artisans

Craft and Military Service

Craft as Community Activity

Forge and Fire

Heath Ceramics: The Making of a California Classic

History and Truth

Industry and the Creative Economy

Masters of Modern Design

Music and Handmade Instruments

Origins of American Craft

Quilts

Salon of Beauty and Scar Printing

 

A promotional banner for the PBS Video app.

 

A building made of reflective material stands in the middle of a desert as part of the Desert X art exhibit.

Destinations

The Art Assignment

America Deserta

Asian American Art in the Central Valley

Berlin

California

Chicago

Desert X

East is Eden

Johannesburg

Los Angeles

Mexico City

MOCA - The Art of Our Time

MOCA - Beyond The Museum Walls

MOCA - MOCAtv Episode 3

San Francisco Bay Area

Vancouver

Variedades: Olvera Street

Virtual Domains

 

Fiber artist Mary Merkel-Hess at work.

Environmental Art

100 Mules Walking The Los Angeles Aqueduct

50th Flashback: Earthworks #4

AgH2O: Silver and Water

Ecology

Landscape

Metralleta de Oro and Ultraviolet

Nature

No Trespassing: A Survey of Environmental Art

 

A person brushes a sponge against a ceramic vase-like piece.

Events

Black History Month Special - African American Artists in SoCal

Celebration - Craft and Winter Holiday Traditions

Holiday - Craft Traditions

 

Exploring Themes

Balance

Boundaries

Consumption

Fantasy

Humor

Identity

Fiction

Investigation

Legacy

Loss & Desire

Memory

Memory

Paradox

Place

Play

Power

Process

Romance

Secrets

Spirituality

Stories

Structures

Systems

Time

Transformation

 

Film & Television Analysis

The Crusader

The Independent Woman

Man of the House

The Misfit

 

A promotional banner for the PBS Video app.

 

A photo of someone dressed vibrantly and wearing intricate face painting for Día de Los Muertos.

Latin America

Borderlands - Art Along the U.S. Mexico Border

Borders

Crossroads - Intersections of Craft, Culture, and Technology

Día de Los Muertos / Day of the Dead

Family of Craft Artists

La Raza and the Chicano Movement

Neighbors - Mexico and the United States Through Craft

Threads - Needle Arts

Without Borders / Sin Fronteras

 

A man stares at figurines of Woody and Jessie from Toy Story that he's balancing on his palm.

Los Angeles Art & Artists

3D Print Violin, Blind Art, Korean Paper

50th Flashback: The Works, 60s In 90s

Allen Leech, Silk Art, Stephanie Block

American Purgatory

Backhausdance, A. Scott Berg

Chris Do, Lisa See, Mitchel Wu

Chris Sanders Animation, American Epic

Churchill War Rooms, Cut Outs, New Dance

CineConcerts, Rebecca Eaton, Optical Art

Circus Life, African Culture, Tech Art

Earth Harp, Art for Anxiety, Space Art

Ellis Marsalis, Colburn Choir

Frank Hurley Arctic Photos, Art+Practice

Free Concerts, Suzanne Heintz, Cosplay

Gary Baseman and Watts Towers

Gene Kelly, Cuba L.A., Victoria

Guerilla Gowns and Performance Crafting

Guo Pei and Contemporary Ballet in L.A.

Hearst, Hen Furniture and Fine Brushwork

Hedy Lamarr, Printing Museum and Car Art

Herb Alpert, Foster Youth, Macro Photo

Homeless Home, Scott Kelly, Bear Memento

Imagineer Joe Rohde, Making Music Museum

Imagineering President, Underwater Art

Incendiary Traces and Fallen Fruit

Interior Forest and Radio Sombra

Jackrabbits and Date Farmers

Joanne Froggatt, Mark Ryden, Clay Sculpt

John Varvatos, Yiddish Sound, Metalwork

Judson Studios, Veteran Theater

Judson Studios 2, Bárbara Padilla

King Tut, Storm Hunting, She Rocks Award

Leonard Bernstein and Lesley Manville

Michael Westmore, Cady McClain, Chuck U

MOCAtv

MOCAtv with Philippe Vergne

A Noise Within and Kenny Neal’s Blues

Origami and Worker’s Rug

Pat Boone, Pacific Standard Time

Patsy Cline, Cal Art Club, Mike Peters

Portraits Among Friends and Melrose Graffiti

Sherlock, Cannupa Hanska Luger, The Qeej

Tyler Bate's Studio and Raul Julia's Legacy

Veteran Shakespeare and New OC Museum

Veteran Stories, Steven Rowley, Pen Art

Women Artists and Writing a Masterpiece

 

Kara Tointon as Maria sits underneath a towering tree, from The Sound of Music Live production in 2015.

Performances

And the Winner Is …

Boot Camp

The Casting Call

Harold Prince: The Director’s Life

Invisible Cities

Fallujah - Art, Healing, and PTSD

Hopscotch - An Opera for the 21st Century

Isadora Duncan’s Mastery in Modern Dance

"Julius Caesar" with Brian Cox

"Measure for Measure" with Romola Garai

"The Merchant of Venice" with F. Murry Abraham

Much Ado about Nothing

"Much Ado about Nothing" with Helen Hunt

Noël Coward’s Present Laughter

Red

"Richard III" with Simon Russell Beale

Sound of Music

"The Winter’s Tale" with Simon Russell Beale

 

Images of people are projected onto a wide screen that wraps into a circle.

Profiles in Art

Artist and Mother

Bukowski Reads Bukowski

Charles Lummis - Reimagining the American West

Electric Earth: The Art of Doug Aitken

Jeffrey Deitch’s Los Angeles

Monomania L.A.

Visionaries

William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible

 

Someone holds up a poster that reads "Free Weiwei."

Social Justice & Community

Afrofuturism

Art and Protest

Artists as Agents of Change

Compassion - Reconciliation and Tolerance

Identity - Exploring Issues of Gender, Race, Culture and Place

Messages Expressed Through Craft

Protest - Artists and Global Conflicts

Social Practice Arts

Teachers - Sharing Crafting Passion to Students

WEDU Arts Plus

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