The Art Assignment

Art History of full of amazing artist couples. Let's look at a handful of talented individuals who joined forces either for a lifelong collaboration or a finite but fruitful romance: Claude Cahun…

The Art Assignment addressed the myth, and now it's time for the truth of the tortured artist. Some art is born of pain and suffering, and reflects the darkest side of human experience. We like…

What is video art? How is it any different from all the other moving pictures that are apparently not-art? Let's explore its history and present.

In 1958, scientists from Russia left a plastic bust of Vladimir Lenin at the Southern Pole of Inaccessibility, and as of 2007 it was still there. What does it mean? Guest host John Green ponders…

Explore Vermeer's masterpiece Girl with a Pearl Earring up close, and see how it's different (and not) from a high-res 3D print of the painting. We visit the Mauritshuis in The Hague and…

Learn about 17th Century Dutch and Flemish still life paintings by recreating a lavish spread of fine cheeses, pretzels, and the trappings of the good life.

When Banksy shredded his artwork the moment after it sold at auction, he left many questions unanswered. What are we to make of the stunt?

Forget the hype and experience the art and history that Detroit offers up in spades. We visit the Diego Rivera mural, Heidelberg Project, MOCA, abandoned buildings, and much more.