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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
We have vision, we have imagination…and we have paint.  From the streets of Rochester, NY’s crime-ridden inner city to the favelas of Brazil, young street artists explore how art brings forth the power to see beyond, move beyond, grow beyond the walls that poverty builds around them.
Thursday, August 10, 2017 (All day)
Join us on board the Rocky Mountaineer as we travel from Vancouver to Calgary!

Arts and Culture

On-Demand
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

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 6:00am
Settle in each weekend to watch your favorite shows in one binge-worthy format.
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 9:00pm
SIGHT: The Story of Vision tells stories of individuals who struggle with vision loss and blindness including, an Iraqi war veteran’s vision loss due to a traumatic brain injury and a woman who is losing both her sight and hearing yet, refuses to stop achieving her dreams.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 9:00pm
We have vision, we have imagination…and we have paint.  
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:30pm
In honor of National Autism Awareness Month WXXI is pleased to present the first documentary to explore autism as sensory-based experiences. 
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 9:00pm
The Met’s new production by director Bartlett Sher also features Virginie Verrez as Stéphano, Elliot Madore as Mercutio, and Mikhail Petrenko as Frère Laurent.
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