Artworks focuses on local and regional artists working in a remarkable range of genres: dance, performance, literary arts, visual arts, vocals, music, film & video and inter-disciplinary works not easy to define. Originality is the key. We explore the creative process with a variety of evolving and hybrid show formats.
Preview: 2023 Baker Artist Awards
2023 Baker Artist Awards
Air Date: Friday, January 19, 2024 at 7:30pm on MPT
The Baker Artist Awards recognize artists who demonstrate excellence in three areas: Mastery of Craft, Depth of Artistic Exploration and Unique Vision. Artworks profiles the recipients of the 2023 Baker Artist Awards in the fields of literature, performance, film and video, music, visual arts, and interdisciplinary arts.
Preview: Artworks Season 9
The Art of Folk Life
Air Date: Friday, August 4, 2023 at 7:30pm on MPT
Artworks features the work of Wide Angle Youth Media; a Baltimore-based organization that provides local youth and communities with the education and resources to tell their stories. This episode features five documentaries from young filmmakers.
The Art of Animation
Air Date: Friday, July 28, 2023 at 7:30pm on MPT
Artworks profiles several animators, illustrators and cartoonists in this deep dive into the art of animation. From editorial cartoonist Jeff Stadler, to Marvel comic artist Bob Layton, and from stop-motion puppeteer Stefanie Williams and avant-garde animator Moose Khan, each of these artists has a unique approach to their medium.
Preview: The Art of Jazz
The Art of Jazz
Air Date: Friday, July 21, 2023 at 7:30pm on MPT
Featuring performances from jazz luminaries in the Maryland region and across the country spotlighting generational relationships found within the jazz community.
Preview: The Art of Fine Art: Tributes
The Art of Fine Art: Tributes
Air Date: Friday, June 23, 2023 at 7:30pm on MPT
Artworks explores tactile forms of creation, including the work of Baltimore artist Clarissa Pezone, who processed the loss of her mother with a series of clay sculptures.
Preview: The Art of Comedy
The Art of Comedy
Air Date: Friday, June 9, 2023 at 7:30pm on MPT
Artworks pulls back the curtain on the art of comedy and reveals how comedians write and craft their jokes, test material on new audiences, and adapt to ever-changing social mores.
Preview: The Art of Curation - Execution
The Art of Curation - Execution
Air Date: Friday, June 2, 2023 at 7:30pm on MPT
Artworks explores the Baltimore Museum of Art’s exhibit The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art, a celebration of hip hop’s influence on music, fashion, technology, and visual and performing arts.
Preview: The Art of Curation - Conception
The Art of Curation - Conception
Air Date: Friday, May 26, 2023 at 7:30pm on MPT
Artworks goes behind-the-scenes with the curators at the Baltimore Museum of Art to discover how they conceived, planned and designed a new exhibit aimed at an unconventional audience.
Preview: The Art of Theater
The Art of Theater
Air Date: Friday, May 19, 2023 at 7:30pm on MPT
Artworks explores the inner-workings of two regional theaters: Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre and Washington, DC’s Mosaic Theater. We’ll go behind-the-scenes and discover how theatre has emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic with vibrant, newfound energy.
Preview: Artworks - Christmas with Choral Arts
Christmas with Choral Arts
Air Date: Saturday, December 24, 2022 at 8pm on MPT
Celebrate Christmas with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society from the Basilica in Baltimore, Maryland. This program features holiday music, dramatic readings, and cherished sing-alongs in the holiday spirit.
Preview: 2022 Baker Artist Awards Special
2022 Baker Artist Awards
Air Date: Friday, December 9, 2022 at 7:30pm on MPT
Maryland Public Television has produced and broadcast the annual Baker Artist Awards special for more than ten years. The format of the show, which profiles each year’s remarkable awardees, has evolved over the years in response to changes in the award structure.
Preview: Artworks - Nutcracker
Air Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 7pm on MPT
This episode centers around the work necessary to bring about a work of art at the prestigious Baltimore School for the Arts.
Preview: Artworks - Dreamer
Air Date: Friday, December 16, 2022 at 9pm on MPT
This episode centers around the development of a budding relationship between the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and young composer Jasmine Barnes.