With MUSE Film and Television (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

R | 91 min | Documentary

7.6
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81 Metascore

A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.

Director: Alison Klayman | Stars: Weiwei Ai, Dan Ai, Lao Ai, Lee Ambrozy

Votes: 4,076 | Gross: $0.53M

2. Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1983 TV Movie)

60 min | Family, Fantasy

8.1
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As the Metropolitan Museum of Art closes, Big Bird decides to leave his Sesame Street friends behind in search of Snuffy. Once locked inside for the night, educational hilarity ensues as ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Stone | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Martin P. Robinson

Votes: 206

3. Herb & Dorothy (2008)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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74 Metascore

Herb and Dorothy Vogel redefine what it means to be an art collector.

Director: Megumi Sasaki | Stars: Paula Antebi, Will Barnet, Robert Barry, Lynda Benglis

Votes: 814 | Gross: $0.19M

4. Süleyman the Magnificent (1988)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary

7.8
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In the 16th Century an Ottoman Sultan known as the second Solomon ruled half the civilized world. The Turks called him Kanuni, the Lawgiver. To the Europeans, he was known as Süleyman the ... See full summary »

Director: Suzanne Bauman | Star: Ian McKellen

Votes: 14

5. La Belle Epoque (1890-1914) (1983)

Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary

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Featuring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Diana Vreeland, La Belle Epoque evokes "the beautiful era" (1890-1914), a time in which the wealthy upper classes of the western world gave themselves ... See full summary »

Director: Suzanne Bauman

6. Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada (1994)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary

8.4
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Beatrice Wood, called the Mama of Dada, is a renowned ceramicist, lover of Marcel Duchamp, and a prime suspect in the Dada art movement of the early 1910's. She died in 1999 at 101 years of age.

Director: Thomas L. Neff

Votes: 10

7. Knights and Armor (1994 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary

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The life of crusader knight William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke (1144?-1219) is illustrated in this TV special from 1994, through interviews and re-creations.

Director: Andy Stevenson | Star: Nick Chilvers

8. Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress (1998)

57 min | Documentary

8.2
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Since 1969, when Chuck Close first exhibited his series of black-and-white portrait heads, his paintings have fascinated the public. Working mostly from instant photographs, Close paints in... See full summary »

Director: Marion Cajori

Votes: 10

9. Hans Hofmann: Artist/Teacher, Teacher/Artist (2003 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

6.4
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Narrated by Robert De Niro, Hans Hofmann: Artist/Teacher Teacher Artist is both an explanation of modern art and the story of a man who influenced thousands, some of whom are today's leading artists.

Stars: Betty Bishop, Robert De Niro, Ray Eames, Robert Fisher

Votes: 8

10. Siena: Chronicles of a Medieval Commune (1988)

Not Rated | 28 min | Documentary, Short

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Renowned for its merchants, artists, and saints, the city of Siena was one of the major centers of Medieval and Renaissance culture. Based in large part on contemporary sources and shot on ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard P. Rogers, Corey Shaff

11. Edouard Manet: Painter of Modern Life (1983)

Not Rated | 27 min | Documentary, Short

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A documentary that presents the great French Impressionist as a daring observer of the nineteenth-century urban scene. It examines Manet's major paintings, using the artist's own words and those of his contemporaries

Director: Judith Wechsler | Star: Philippe De Montebello

12. The Unity of Picasso's Art: A Master Lecture by Professor Meyer Schapiro (1986)

92 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Philip Gittelman | Star: Meyer Schapiro

13. Robert Indiana: American Dreamer (2007)

Not Rated | 57 min | Biography

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Over the past 50 years, Robert Indiana has created a unique body of work drawn from pop culture images, American literature, and visual signs from his personal history. Though best known ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Breitbart

14. Art on Film, Program 2: Sense (1992)

59 min | Documentary

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The Program for Art on Film was a joint venture of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Trust. It was established in 1984 to foster new ways of thinking about the ... See full summary »

Directors: William Cran, Adrian Maben, Corey Shaff | Stars: Robin Cormack, Cecil Gould, John A. Pinto

15. Art on Film, Program 5: Subject & Expert (1992)

100 min | Documentary

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The Program for Art on Film was a joint venture of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Trust. It was established in 1984 to foster new ways of thinking about the ... See full summary »

Directors: Philip Haas, Judy Marle | Stars: Ernst Gombrich, David Hockney

16. In a Brilliant Light: Van Gogh in Arles (1984)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary

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This program examines the work of Dutch-born artist Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) during the most productive period of his brief artistic life--the fifteen months between February 1888 and ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Searchinger | Star: Ronald Pickvance

17. The Eighteenth Century Woman (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary

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The 18th-century represents a period of advancement for women at the highest level of society, though often at the expense of the poverty-bound populace. Her inroads into the world of power... See full summary »

Directors: Suzanne Bauman, Jim Burroughs | Stars: Marisa Berenson, Stella Blum, Diana Vreeland

18. Tashilham (1997 TV Movie)

40 min | Documentary

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Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson | Stars: Irving Kriesberg, Judith Gleason

19. Two Faces of the Seventeenth Century (1979 TV Movie)

28 min | Documentary

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Two paintings owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City) are compared. They are called "masterpieces" by museum Director Philippe De Montebello. One: Rembrandt's self-portrait ... See full summary »

Director: John Musilli | Stars: Philippe De Montebello, Paul Hecht

20. Merchants and Masterpieces (1989)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

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Merchants and Masterpieces introduces the fascinating collectors whose vision and generosity helped build The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Narrator Philippe de Montebello, former director of... See full summary »

Director: Suzanne Bauman | Star: Philippe De Montebello

21. Art on Film, Program 4: Voice (1992)

51 min | Documentary

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The Program for Art on Film was a joint venture of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Trust. It was established in 1984 to foster new ways of thinking about the ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Greenberg, Anita Thacher | Stars: J.J. Brody, Roger Cardinal, Stephen Murray

22. Art on Film, Program 3: Form (1992)

52 min | Documentary

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The Program for Art on Film was a joint venture of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Trust. It was established in 1984 to foster new ways of thinking about the ... See full summary »

Directors: Nadine Descendre, Edin Velez, Mark Whitney | Stars: Barry Bergdoll, Jerrilynn Dodds, Carlo Pedretti

23. Art on Film, Program 1: Balance (1992)

59 min | Documentary

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The Program for Art on Film was a joint venture of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Trust. It was established in 1984 to foster new ways of thinking about the ... See full summary »

Directors: Taka Iimura, Ken McMullen, Bob Rosen, Andrea Simon | Stars: Richard Brilliant, Arata Isozaki, Michael Wilson

24. Frederick Law Olmsted and the Public Park in America (1990)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary

6.5
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When he was born in 1822, Frederick Law Olmsted's future profession of landscape architect did not yet exist in America. By the end of the 19th century, however, Olmsted had created ... See full summary »

Director: T.W. Timreck | Stars: Daniel Gerroll, Richard Hamilton, David Strathairn

Votes: 6

25. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Frederic Remington: The Truth of Other Days (1991)

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography

3.3
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A documentary on the famed painter and sculptor of Western Americana, Frederic Remington.

Director: Thomas L. Neff | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ned Beatty, William Howze, Lewis Sharp

Votes: 43

26. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Views of a Vanishing Frontier (1988)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History

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An exploration of the Native Americans of 1830s western America, as seen through the eyes of European travelers Prince Maximilian of Bavaria and Swiss artist Karl Bodmer.

Director: Craig B. Fisher | Stars: George P. Horse Capture, Werner Klemperer, Sam Waterston

30. Marsalis on Music (1995)
Episode: Tackling the Monster: Marsalis on Practice (1995)

60 min | Music

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Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Wynton Marsalis, Yo-Yo Ma, Randall Haywood, Mark Inouye


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