painting by Verrocchio

NNPS-TV has acquired the rights to air 11 films from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

After responding to a survey in May, NNPS-TV completed an agreement with the National Gallery of Art, which provides free programming to non-commercial local broadcasting stations.

The NGA shows explore artists and their works from the Renaissance period to modern times. The visually captivating programming, which brings to life the works of artists from Verrocchio to Gauguin to MirĂ³, will air on NNPS-TV starting in September.

The educational shows are not geared toward children, but are appropriate for high school students and adults.

Narrated by renowned actors such as Isabella Rossellini, Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe, and Ethan Hawke, the shows are filled with intriguing information about the lives and artistic styles of a wide variety of famous artists.

Included is a four-part series about David C. Driskell, the preeminent African-American Art scholar who died in 2020.

Most of the shows are approximately 30 minutes each.

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The National Gallery of Art is located in Washington, DC. It was founded as a gift to the people of the United States by Andrew W. Mellon, a financier and art collector who served as secretary of the treasury under four presidents from 1921 to 1932.