American Masters

Explore American Writers, Artists and Performers with American Masters

Oct 20, 2017

American Masters, public television’s award-winning biography series, brings unique originality and perspective to exploring the lives and illuminating the creative journeys of our most enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists and filmmakers – those who have left an indelible impression on our nation’s cultural landscape. Content and resources can inspire middle and high school students in literature, the arts and social studies topics.

PBS LearningMedia Collections

This collection offers you access to classroom-ready videos and articles drawn from the series broadcasts and website. Find discussion questions, teaching activities and additional classroom support materials examining the impact of notable American artists and writers.

American Masters Website

Visit the American Masters website to find video clips, full programs, biographies, supporting essays and other related resources.

American Masters: Inspiring Women Collection

American Masters created a special online collection that celebrates the powerful, creative and innovative women in our lives. Inspiring Woman is campaign based on themes central to Dr. Maya Angelou’s life: artistic expression, academic achievement, community engagement and embracing diversity. Find featured stories from the series, as well as a growing collection of user-submitted profiles of inspiring women.

American Masters Podcast

The American Masters Podcast features new interviews with contemporary artists, along with previously unreleased interviews from the series’ 30+ years of award-winning documentary films.