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WETA Arts

All-local arts and culture series features stories showcasing the creative arts scene in the Greater Washington area, with an emphasis on the artists and makers themselves. Hosted by Robert Aubry Davis.

WETA Arts: July 2019

WETA Arts: July 2019

WETA Arts celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. We take a look at the surprising partnership between NASA and the National Symphony Orchestra; Dr. Ellen Stofan, the new director of the Air & Space Museum, reveals the works from the NASA art collection she chose to adorn her office; dance troupe Deviated Theatre imagines the personal struggle of an astronaut heading to Mars in a piece called “Beyond”, and film critics Travis Hopson and Tim Gordon discuss some of the most thought-provoking movies about space exploration.

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WETA Arts: June 2019

Lisa Thalhammer

WETA Arts spotlights visual and performing arts in Greater Washington and celebrating the diverse cultural heritage of the nation’s capital. This month, the program has an LGBTQ Pride Month theme, with stories on the musicians of DC’s Different Drummers, a comedy event called LGBTQ AF, an indoor art market called Arty Queers, and a profile of artist Lisa Thalhammer.

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WETA Arts: May 2019

WETA Arts: May 2019

WETA Arts spotlights visual and performing arts in Greater Washington and celebrating the diverse cultural heritage of the nation’s capital.  This month, the program celebrates Asian Pacific American heritage; changing Chinatown; dancer explores his Hawaiian roots; Korean quilting tradition.

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WETA Arts: February 2019

James Reese Europe

WETA Arts returns in February, spotlighting visual and performing arts in Greater Washington and celebrating the diverse cultural heritage of the nation’s capital. This month, the program has a Black History Month theme.

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Preview: WETA Arts: July 2019


WETA Arts: July 2019

WETA Arts celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with space-related stories!
WETA Arts: June 2019

WETA Arts: June 2019

WETA celebrates LGBTQ Pride month with D.C. area artists.

WETA Arts: May 2019

WETA Arts: May 2019

WETA celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage month with Washington, D.C. area artists.

WETA Arts: February 2019

WETA Arts: February 2019

The photography of Gordon Parks, the early roots of jazz, and a new opera production.

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WETA Arts 511

Acclaimed artist Ai Weiwei addresses the refugee crisis, and much more!

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WETA Arts 510

A trio from the NSO plays for elementary school kids on Capitol Hill, and more!

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WETA Arts 509

Noted stage director Kent Gash discusses his work at Studio Theatre, and more!