North Carolina Museum of Art: Documentary Specials

UNC-TV partners with the North Carolina Museum of Art to bring viewers information about the state’s art collection and the many specially curated exhibitions the NCMA brings to the citizens of North Carolina. In addition to several features broadcast on North Carolina Now and North Carolina Weekend, UNC-TV has produced several award-winning documentaries in partnership with the NCMA. These documentaries include: Rodin: A Man of Passion, Stanton MacDonald-Wright: Color, Myth & Music, Defying Gravity: A Tribute to Flight, Matisse, Picasso and the School of Paris, Monet in Normandy and Rembrandt in America.


Defying Gravity: A Tribute To Flight
This stellar special not only reveals much of this high-flying North Carolina Museum of Art exhibit of the same name (collections of photographs, artifacts, paintings, sculpture & videos) but also shares the stories behind some of the exhibit's most thought-provoking material.

Matisse, Picasso and the School of Paris
The recipient of a 2006 regional Emmy Award, this UNC-TV production takes a local look at the travelling exhibit of the same name, featuring the masterpieces of such influential French artists as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and more.

Monet in Normandy
From the sublime isolation of the great chalk limestone cliffs at Etretat to the picturesque and romantic beaches of Trouville, take a local look at the colorful French seascapes of Impressionist painter Claude Monet with UNC-TV’s unprecedented coverage of the North Carolina Museum of Art’s special exhibition.

Rembrandt in America
Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn has been called one of the greatest painters of all time. This UNC-TV original production, Rembrandt in America, weaves together a biographical and historical detective story that seeks to determine what is and what is not an authentic Rembrandt painting.

Rodin: A Man of Passion

With works from museums and private collections in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, this colorful documentary captures North Carolina Museum of Art's Festival Rodin special collection—the largest exhibition of Rodin's works ever assembled in the Southeast.

Stanton MacDonald-Wright: Color, Myth and Music

Examine the life and work of American painter Stanton Macdonald-Wright, a pioneer of artistic modernism, by exploring The North Carolina Museum of Art exhibition, "Color, Myth, and Music: Stanton Macdonald-Wright and Synchromism"—the first full showcase of the artist's work, with 63 paintings and drawings spanning a period of more than 60 years.