Arts and Culture

For great arts and culture content and discussion

both on-air and online, start here. Arts and cultural programming on WXXI-TV and Radio, as well as online discussions and special events hosted by WXXI are featured below. Read more


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Don't miss out on all the amazing virtual performances.  Our extensive Arts and Culture Calendar at CITY will help you find all the best events!  Click here to go to the calendar.

Featured Programming

Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 4:00pm
This two-part series on the life of Jackie Robinson concludes.
Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 5:30pm
Teen filmmakers in the Rochester region and throughout the United States are being recognized for their filmmaking skills at this summer’s 2021 Rochester Teen Film Festival. 

Arts and Culture

Remember when folks used to talk about being "post-racial"? Well, we're definitely not that. The Code Switch Podcast Team are a multi-racial, multi-generational team of NPR journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting. Listen to Episodes On-Demand and Subscribe to the podcast.
Native America illuminates the splendor of a past whose story has for too long remained untold.

Recently Aired

Saturday, July 24, 2021 - 4:00pm
“Jackie Robinson is the most important figure in our nation’s most important game.” - Ken Burns.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 8:00pm
Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds?
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 10:00pm
Enjoy the American Pops Orchestra’s celebration of uniquely American music that transcended its original genre to find a place in our collective American culture.
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 9:00pm
Watch as the COVID-19 pandemic forces the Met to close its doors for the first time in history.
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 9:00pm
Watch as the COVID-19 pandemic forces the Met to close its doors for the first time in history.
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