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The Art Assignment

The Art Assignment

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Hosted by curator Sarah Green, this series introduces innovative artists that present the viewer with the challenge to complete different types of art assignments. It also explores art history through the lens of the present and exposes alternative approaches to art-making.

Man in glasses sits with his hands clasped on his lap. He tilts his head and grimaces slightly while speaking. Crowded bookshelves fill the background.
The Art Assignment
Season 1 / Ep 11
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Woman wearing glasses looks at camera as she speaks. She sits at a desk behind an open laptop and next to a man in glasses. Crowded bookshelves fill the background.
The Art Assignment
Season 1 / Ep 28
8 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Man and woman wearing glasses smile and turn toward one another. They sit at a desk with an open laptop in front of crowded bookshelves.
The Art Assignment
Season 1 / Ep 34
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Wide view of an old apartment building painted with vibrant murals. Title bar reads, "Brandon Odum, Exhibit Be. 2014 to 2015. New Orleans."
The Art Assignment
Season 2 / Ep 3
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Color illustration of a person in a suit dumping blocks onto a table. 4 other people surround the table in a grassy field.
The Art Assignment
Season 2 / Ep 19
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Man in glasses gestures with his hands and wide eyes. He sits opposite a woman in glasses who turns toward him and smiles. Illustration of bookshelves as the backdrop.
The Art Assignment
Season 3 / Ep 2
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Bearded man gestures with arms bent up parallel to one another as he speaks. He sits in a room with toys on shelves and artwork on walls.
The Art Assignment
Season 3 / Ep 44
9 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Closeup of a hand holding a wooden tool while carving lines of Lapita inspired patterns into the rim of a moist clay plate. Red and gold clothing in background. Title bar reads, "Pottery-making Fiji-style. Oasis T, V. 2012."
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 2
16 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Dancers face away from camera in a dance studio as they jump with their toes pointed. Title card reads, "Helen Schröder's Beach Birds."
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 3
11 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white photo of a senior woman wearing a headscarf sitting next to a young man who holds up an African mask. Title card reads, "Moya Yanso, circa 1890 to 1973, with her stepson holding the mask. 1971."
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 4
14 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Closeup of a line art painting. Rows of profiles outlined in black cascade across canvas.
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 6
14 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
4 collaged rectangles arranged in a row. Each is composed of colorful torn paper with glimpses of text.
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 7
14 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Woman wearing glasses looks at camera as she speaks. A grid of artwork forms the backdrop.
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 8
15 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Title card over black and white photo. Text reads, "'There's no way we sold our tires, because we didn't have any to sell. The only ones we had were on the Hudson and we drove off in them. I don't believe Lange was lying, I just think she had one story mixed up with another.' Troy Owens."
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 9
10 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white photo of a family sitting in a makeshift tent. Individual in front leans on the back of a rocking chair. Woman holding a baby sits at the edge of the tent next to 2 young children in tattered clothing.
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 10
16 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Bird's eye view of a pan filled with potatoes. A hand dumps ingredients from a measuring cup into pan. An open stick of butter and a knife rest on a cutting board next to the pan.
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 12
21 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Instagram post with closeup of a bottle of the Chanel cologne, Pour Monsieur. Instagram column with caption and comments are to the right.
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 13
12 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Impressionistic painting of 3 female dancers in yellow dresses clustered together. Title bar reads, "Edgar Degas, Yellow Dancers in the Wings. 1874, 76."
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 14
12 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Crowd gathers in front of Botticelli's painting, Primavera, which is framed in gold. Woman at the front of the group gestures toward the painting. Title card reads, "Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy."
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 15
9 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Woman in glasses looks directly at camera with her hands clasped in her lap. She sits in an armchair with crowded bookshelves in the background.
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 16
10 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Closeup of text, some faded and some bold. Bold text reads, "Everything suddenly honks. It is 12, 40 of a Thursday. Neon in daylight is a."
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 17
15 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Instagram post with a photo of a woman taking a picture in a dark space with flecks of colored light. Column with caption and comments are to the right.
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 18
11 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Woman looks at camera and clasps hands at waist. She stands between a row of tables and a counter arranged with office supplies. Title bar reads, "What Masks Do You Wear?
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 21
12 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Profile of a man in glasses as he speaks and gestures with his hands. A red podium with G, D, C logo stands in the foreground. Title bar reads, "John Carmack at G, D, C 2015."
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 22
12 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Woman wearing glasses and a floral shirt looks at camera as she sits in front of crowded bookshelves.
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 23
12 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Woman in a purple sweater looks at camera and smiles with clenched teeth. She stands in a room with eclectic artwork and bookshelves in the background.
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 25
9 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still life painting of a pale green apple, a roll, a butter knife, and fluted glass vase resting on a beige surface. Title bar reads, "Giorgio Morandi, 1890 to 1964. Natura Morta. Oil on canvas, 1920."
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 26
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Closeup of a book open to an image of a pen that looks like a twig with gold rings at 1 end. Title bar reads, "Andrei Drozdov."
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 27
6 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Man wearing glasses looks at camera with eyebrows slightly raised. He sits in front of crowded bookshelves.
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 29
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Woman wearing glasses looks at camera as she speaks. She sits in front of crowded bookshelves.
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 31
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Aerial view of a white book. It lays open to a spread with a crest and vertical text that reads, "The Plaza." Title card reads, "30 Napkins from the Plaza Hotel. 2018."
The Art Assignment
Season 6 / Ep 32
5 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12