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The Art Assignment

Produced by PBS Digital Studios and hosted by Sarah Urist Green, the Art Assignment YouTube channel explores "art and art history through the lens of things happening today." Most videos are around 10-15 minutes long and would be a useful resource for various discussion settings and even in the classroom. Recent episodes explore timely topics such as art about migration and the debate regarding public funding for the arts. The Art Assignment's videos are organized into playlists. One such playlist, Art Cooking, includes the episodes "Art Cooking: Dutch and Flemish Still Life Painting" and "Art Cooking: Georgia O'Keefe." In the latter episode, Green tries out recipes from two cookbooks: Margaret Wood's A Painter's Kitchen and Robyn Lea's Dinner with Georgia O'Keefe. Other playlists include The Case For, which features videos that argue the case for various forms of art, and Better Know, which features videos that explore the history of well-known works of art. The channel also features some 60 contributed assignments from guest artists and curators, including Sonya Clark, Alec Soth, and Allison Smith. And since the Art Assignment has been online for a few years, it's also possible to see responses to the assignments, such as "The Muster Highlights" responses to Allison Smith's assignment, where the prompt was to declare what you are fighting for and design a uniform for the cause.
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Date of Scout Publication
June 14th, 2019
Date Of Record Creation
June 12th, 2019 at 11:25am
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June 12th, 2019 at 3:35pm
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