This week on TV: Go musuem-hopping Saturday and Sunday

This week on TV: Go musuem-hopping Saturday and Sunday

Let CCTV take you on a marathon of museum visits.

  • Posted on: 4 February 2016
  • By: lily

On Channel 9 Saturday Feb. 6, noon till midnight:

The program begins with a new series from Washington DC's National Gallery of Art on American artists of the nineteenth century. Learn about John James Audobon and The Birds of America, impressionist William Merritt Chase at Shinnecock, The Landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church, Winslow Homer, Thomas "Yellowstone" Moran, John F. Peto and the Idea of Still-Life Painting, and finally, James McNeill Whistler -- in these seven half-hour episodes. (The series will also play this week on Channel 8: Saturday Feb. 6 at 4pm, Monday Feb. 8 at 10pm, Wednesday Feb. 10 at 1pm, and Friday Feb. 12 at 2:30pm.)

Beginning at 3pm, shorts inspired by Cambridge's own MIT Museum -- made by Youth in CCTV's 2015 Summer Media Institute.

Then, a trip to a virtual museum: In Mobile Black History Museum, host Joel Makall takes viewers through the history of African Americans through artifacts -- at 3:30pm.

From 4-9pm, the Museum Open House series visits outstanding museums throughout the state, informing viewers about current and upcoming exhibits other programs and opportunities -- including the Isabella Stewart Gardner, to the Tiny Museum, the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, and many others.

Some of the fun will repeat on Channel 8 Sunday Feb. 7, from 6pm till midnight. Check our TV Schedule for exact times.

CCTV's newest member-made content airs each week, on Channel 9 Sundays at 12pm and Fridays at 7pm, and on Channel 96 Tuesdays at 1pm and Thursdays at 9pm.

New this week, Moving Image Portraits by Anne Brown and by Boris Masis. Mom and Dad is a portrait of Masis' parents, capturing the early days of their lives and the story of how they met -- in Russian with English subtitles. Brown's portrait Richard Honan features beloved Winthrop resident Honan, an artist, father, community builder, and honored veteran.

New in CCTV Series programming

After a brief hiatus, the Eckankar series is back on Channel 96. Produced in Chanhassen, Minnesota, the show features sermons about Eckankar with Harold Klemp. The purpose of Eckankar is to make God an everyday reality in your life. Eckankar means "Co-worker with God," and it offers ways to explore your own unique and natural relationship with the Divine. Eckankar airs twice weekly, Sundays at 8:30am and Mondays at 8:30pm.