Arts and Culture

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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

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 8:30pm
For the best art stories in Rochester and beyond watch Arts InFocus Friday nights at 8:30 and Saturday afternoons at 6:30, only on WXXI-TV.
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 9:00pm
Uncover the story of Althea Gibson (1927-2003), who emerged as the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s.
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 10:00pm
Set during an era of U.S. post-industrialization in which numerous factories have been exported, Downeast focuses on Antonio Bussone's efforts to open a processing factory in rural Maine.
Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 12:00pm
The ever-popular pairing of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci comes to Great Performances at the Met
Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 7:00pm
This year, the tent welcomes a baker’s dozen to the battle to be named the U.K.’s best amateur baker.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 8:00pm
Follow Muhammad Ali’s path from a gym in Louisville
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 2:00pm
For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers.
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 8:00pm
See treasures that have endured wars, natural disasters, fires and more.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 8:00pm
Follow Jim Henson’s career, from his early television work with the Muppets in the 1950s to his commercial work and network appearances
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 9:00pm
American Masters series and Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES series join forces for the first time to explore the life and work of photographer Pedro E. Guerrero
Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 2:00pm
In anticipation of the Pope Francis's trip to the United States September 22-27, WXXI-TV is pleased to present A Celebration of Peace Through Music

Recently Aired

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 9:00pm
Follow Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable life
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 1:00pm
As part of Classical 91.5's year-round opera presentation, WXXI brings listeners 10 operas from the San Francisco Opera
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 10:30pm
All About Prints invites novices and experienced collectors alike to explore the art of printmaking
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 9:00pm
The Vienna Philharmonic performs an open-air concert from the gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 8:00pm
A celebration of selected spots with some of our finest baked goods!
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