Arts and Culture

For great arts and culture content and discussion

both on-air and online, start here. Arts and cultural programming on WXXI TV and Radio as well as online discussion and special events hosted by WXXI are featured below. Read more

Featured Programming

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 6:00pm
Kumu Hina is a powerful film about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the Westernized society of modern day Hawaiʻi.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 9:00pm
The first documentary about the 94-year-old television legend
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 6:00pm
WXXI is proud to bring Caroll Spinney, the man who has been Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for more than four decades, to the Country Club of Rochester for its annual Associates Event.
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 11:00pm
For over 50 years, archaeologist Dr. Douglas Anderson, of Brown University, studied the Iñupiaq Natives of Northwestern Alaska.

Arts and Culture

At 14 Andre was invited into a world of privilege and knowledge - but what was left behind?
Craft in America: SERVICE episode Documenting craft and the military and the power of the handmade to inspire and heal. Featuring papermaker Pam DeLuco, saddler Eugene Burks Jr., and ceramic artists Ehren Tool, Judas Recendez and Peter Voulkos. (Aired Nov. 2014) Watch On-Demand:
World War II is a watershed event for Latino Americans with hundreds of thousands of men and women serving in the armed forces — but still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights back in the United States. Watch On-Demand (In English & Spanish)

Recently Aired

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 8:30pm
This week on Arts InFocus, we see collaboration at its best at Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs.
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 7:00pm
WXXI presents a sneak peek at PBS Fall Festival programming coming to WXXI-TV this fall including video clips from "Hamilton's America" and 8 other programs.
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 8:00pm
Louisa Durrell and her four headstrong children, ages 11 to 21, arrive penniless on the bucolic Greek island of Corfu in 1935.
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 9:00pm
In collaboration with The Recording Academy, Great Performances presents GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends a special all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for The Academy's 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients.
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 8:30pm
This week on Arts InFocus visit the Cammy Enaharo.


Arts and Culture