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Art & Art History: Films

Finding Films About Art and Artists

Art-related documentaries on DVD are located on the north side of level 4. Browse the open stacks and check them out.

You can also use the ADVANCED SEARCH to browse in ScholarSearch. Examples of subjects:

s= video art, multimedia (art), Bruce Nauman (artist's name), etc.

genre= documentary films, animated films, etc.

Art in the Twenty-First Century | Season 10

Catch up on contemporary art with the new Season 10 including episodes on London, Beijing, and Borderlands art, covering regions around the United States-Mexico border. Watch all episodes online from the PBS Video app and

Check out the Art21 Artist Index, the Art21 Library of all videos since 2001, and the LIVE channel!

Emily Perkins' Top 10 Art Documentaries in Kanopy

Kanopy has over 4,000 art-related documentaries!


Art History alum Emily Perkins recommends the following, streamed through kanopy:


Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery 

Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard 

Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace

The Rape of Europa: The Systematic Theft and Destruction of Europe’s Art Treasures

The Liberators: An Art Detective Tracks Down Missing Treasure

Dreaming Against the World: A Portrait of Chinese Artist Mu Xin 

Francofonia: A History of the Louvre During World War II 

A Weaverly Path: The Tapestry Weaving of Silvia Heyden 

Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

Because I was a Painter: Secretly Crafted Artworks from Concentration Camps


Streamed Films (Y only)