We provide an introduction to the art world that emphasizes how to look at and what to look for when viewing any work of art. By utilizing visual and tactile aids, we involve the child in the techniques, process and artists’ motivations. At the same time, we ensure the adult chaperones (over 18) are entertained as well. After the tour, you'll be amazed by the shared discoveries you have experienced together. In addition, each child is presented with an “Art Appreciation Badge” and gift. Tours in other languages are available for an additional charge.
Hockney is the definitive exploration of one of the most significant artists of his generation. For the first time, David Hockney has given access to his personal archive of photographs and film, resulting in an unparalleled visual diary of a long life. The film chronicles his vast career, from his early life in working-class Bradford--where his love for pictures was developed through his admiration for cinema--to his relocation to Hollywood, where his lifelong struggle to escape labels (‘queer’, ‘working class’, ‘figurative artist’) was fully realised. Paradoxically, this escape to live the American Dream did not break the ties to the childhood that formed him. We see his upbringing and life experiences give him the willpower to survive relationship problems, and later the AIDS epidemic, and also allow him to create some of the most renowned works of the past century. Acclaimed filmmaker Randall Wright offers a unique view of this unconventional artist who is now reaching new peaks of popularity worldwide, as charismatic as ever, and at 77 still working in the studio seven days a week.
Produced by Emmy award winning producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog, The Eighties is the third series in the acclaimed documentary strand chronicling American society and popular culture in the later twentieth century. As the Cold War ended, the world learned of a mysterious virus that defied a cure and triggered a global pandemic. Wall Street brokers became the new rock stars but the economic boom led to a material excess and corruption. The personal computer signalled a technological revolution. The music world discovered hip-hop, MTV, Prince and U2, but lost John Lennon. Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere and Cheers brought new sophistication to televised storytelling. And throughout the decade, Ronald Reagan left his mark as few public figures do, enjoying unprecedented popularity but also enduring a scandal that nearly derailed his presidency. This epic series uses rare archival footage and interviews with renowned journalists, historians, musicians and television artists to paint a vivid and compelling portrait of a decade of lasting consequence. Raised on Television An explosion of new channels and the advent of the VCR transform our viewing habits. Video Killed the Radio Star The digital revolution hits the music world, and MTV is born. The Fight Against AIDS A mysterious illness develops into a pandemic with huge political and cultural consequences. The Reagan Revolution A look at Ronald Reagan's landmark legislative achievements and political setbacks. Greed Is Good Junk bonds, bailouts and Wall Street corruption set the tone for a decade of excess. Tear Down This Wall The appointment of Mikhail Gorbachev triggers an astounding chain of events. Technology Gets Personal The innovations and inventions of the Digital Revolution change life forever.
In 1998 Mark died of AIDS, cared for in the end by his lover John and their friend (and nurse) Marcia. Twenty years later, John and Marcia reflect on what they survived that Mark didn't. In December, 2018 Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center invited a variety of artists who had been present during the AIDS crisis to contribute to a show. Poetry, storytelling, and a short play all highlighted the experience of living through the early days of AIDS. Greg Brisendine and Gretchen Douma wrote and performed What Came After as their contribution to AIDS - It’s In Our Blood: Stories of Love, Loss, Rage, and Survival. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Brisendine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/180111/bk_acx0_180111_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.