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  1. Enter the Independent Lens Artists Month Contest

    April 13, 2011

    Prizes include a signed print from Marwencol and an original painting from Mikey Welsh (former Weezer bassist) In celebration of Artists Month, we're putting out a call for entries to you -- our creative audience -- to create and submit a piece of artwork that best reflects you. We're looking for expressions of identity and creativity here: Perhaps it's a

  2. Art in the Shadow of Extremism

    April 5, 2011

    The Desert of Forbidden Art, airing Tuesday at 10PM on Independent Lens provides viewers with some of the art world’s best-kept secrets. Stalin consolidated his 1950's post-war power by declaring all modernist art “decadent” and “bourgeois.” Those caught practicing it were sent to the gulag, or executed. So archaeologist Igor Savitsky began his heroic

  3. Paula Kerger Rings in Artists Month on Independent Lens

    April 4, 2011

    PBS President & CEO Paula Kerger highlights the arts-stacked lineup on Independent Lens this April in celebration of Artists Month. Watch the video after the jump. Watch the full episode. See more Independent Lens. Join Independent Lens to celebrate creativity and art throughout the month of April: Special Section: Marginalized Art -- explore

  4. Preview: Independent Lens Goes Interactive for Artists Month

    March 25, 2011

    A special interactive section for Artists Month will be carved out on the Independent Lens website. In celebration of Artists month this April, Independent Lens will present four remarkable films about unconventional art and artists from around the world who have challenged our presumptions about beauty. From censored art in Uzbekistan to Basquiat’s

  5. Encore Presentation of Between the Folds Tonight on Independent Lens on PBS

    March 9, 2010

    “For folks interested in the intersection of arts and science, the PBS series Independent Lens is presenting a fascinating in-depth look into origami titled Between the Folds.” - Make Magazine It's National Youth Art Month, and tonight Independent Lens is celebrating with a special encore presentation of Between the Folds –– a film that will make you look