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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.

Season 9

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
Episode 9009

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.

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The Art of Animation
Episode 9011

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
Episode 9013

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
Episode 9010

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
Episode 9008

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
Episode 9007

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
Episode 9006

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
Episode 9005

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
Episode 9004

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
Episode 9003

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

Episode 9002

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

Episode 9001

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.