Learn from the Best: On-Demand Online Video Lectures

With 5+ educational and entertaining livestream videos every week, we’re constantly adding great online video lectures to our library. Below are some recent additions to our video lectures library as well as some student favorites. You can browse by category or by typing some keywords into the search bar to the left. Access to all recorded online lectures comes standard with our membership, click here to learn more.

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Category : Arts

8 Books That Changed the World
Joseph Luzzi – Bard College

08/14/2019

A Sinatra Centennial: What Made Ol' Blue Eyes Great?
Anna Celenza – Georgetown University

08/14/2019

An Evening with Leonardo da Vinci
Kenneth Bartlett – University of Toronto

08/14/2019

Beethoven and The Beatles: Hearing the Connection
Michael Alec Rose – Vanderbilt University

08/14/2019

The Genius of Beethoven's Symphonies
Thomas Kelly – Harvard University

08/14/2019

Four Films That Changed America: The Jazz Singer, Rebel Without a Cause, The Graduate, and Easy Rider
Marc Lapadula – Yale University

09/21/2019

Four Foreign Film Masterpieces
Joseph Luzzi – Bard College

11/05/2019

Four Memorable Musicals that Changed Broadway
Sean Hartley – Kaufman Music Center

08/14/2019

Gershwin, Ellington and the Search for the American Sound
Anna Celenza – Georgetown University

08/14/2019

How to Listen to (And Appreciate) Great Music
Orin Grossman – Fairfield University

08/14/2019

How to Watch Movies Like a Film Professor
Marc Lapadula – Yale University

08/14/2019

Jewish Broadway: From Shtetl to Sondheim
Stephen Whitfield – Brandeis University

08/14/2019

Masterpieces of Art that Changed All the Rules
Denise Budd – Columbia University

10/29/2019

Music and Theater: Past, Present and Future
Leon Botstein – President of Bard College and Music Director of the American Symphony Orchestra

08/14/2019

Nobody Does it Better: Jewish Musicians Who Influenced Pop Culture
Orin Grossman – Fairfield University

11/12/2019

Reinventing English
Seth Lerer – University of California at San Diego

08/14/2019

The Artistic Genius of Michelangelo
Tina Ryan / Albright-Knox Art Gallery (formerly Columbia U)

05/12/2020

How are Films Made? The Making of 4 Fantastic Films
Marc Lapadula – Yale University

07/18/2019

The Musical Genius of Mozart
Craig Wright – Yale University

11/06/2019

The Presidents' Book Club: Books that Shaped Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt and others
Joseph Luzzi – Bard College

08/14/2019

The Story of America in 7 Books
Joseph Luzzi – Bard College

03/20/2020

Three Musical Masterpieces Every Music Lover Should Listen To
Orin Grossman – Fairfield University

10/31/2019

What Makes Great Movies Great?
Marc Lapadula – Yale University

08/14/2019

The Artistic Genius of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo
Denise Budd – Columbia University

08/14/2019

Four Musical Masterpieces That Changed America
Anna Celenza – Georgetown University

08/14/2019

The Musicals of Stephen Sondheim: An Insider's Look at His Hits and Misses
Sean Hartley – Kaufman Music Center

09/20/2019

The Literary Genius of Shakespeare
Seth Lerer – University of California at San Diego

08/14/2019

The Power of Literature in a Time of Crisis
Joseph Luzzi – Bard College

03/26/2020

What Would da Vinci be doing Right Now?
Denise Budd – Columbia University

03/29/2020

Stealing Art: How Thieves Do It, and How They (Sometimes) Get Caught
Robert Wittman – FBI

04/16/2020

Musicals That Changed Broadway (and Where It’s Headed Next)
Sean Hartley – Kaufman Music Center

04/18/2020

Five Great American Movies
Marc Lapadula – Yale University

04/21/2020

Literary Genius of Shakespeare
Seth Lerer – University of California at San Diego

05/06/2020

George Gershwin and His Remarkable Musical Masterpiece
Orin Grossman – Fairfield University

05/13/2020

Rediscovering the Genius of Picasso
Nicole Woods – Notre Dame

05/28/2020

Reel Justice: Truth and Trickery in Courtroom Movies
Paul Bergman

05/18/2020

The President's Book Club: What Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and FDR read for guidance
Joseph Luzzi – Bard College

05/19/2020

Modern Art 101: Édouard Manet, Father of Modern Painting
Tina Ryan / Albright-Knox Art Gallery (formerly Columbia U)

05/29/2020

The Story of America in Film - The Movies that Represent American Culture
Marc Lapadula – Yale University

05/26/2020

The New Hollywood: How Digital Captured the Film Industry
Jonathan Kuntz

07/13/2020

The Times They Are a Changin’: How Protest Music Helped Shape America
William McKeen / Boston University

06/30/2020

How to Watch Movies Like a Film Professor
Marc Lapadula – Yale University

07/01/2020

The Art of Architecture: Two New York Icons
Tina Ryan / Albright-Knox Art Gallery (formerly Columbia U)

06/30/2020

Why Fashion Matters
Katrina Orsini

07/13/2020

Reading Dante: Exploring Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love
Joseph Luzzi – Bard College

08/05/2020

The Woodstock Music Festival: Fifty (one) Years Ago Today
Neil Ratner

07/31/2020

Funny Hollywood: Essential Comedies From Some Like it Hot to Lady Bird
Marc Lapadula – Yale University

07/06/2020

Art in Times of Crisis: Despair, Hope, and Healing
Tina Ryan / Albright-Knox Art Gallery (formerly Columbia U)

07/21/2020

To Kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee’s Classic Of American Literature
Joseph Luzzi – Bard College

08/12/2020

Four Films that Changed America
Marc Lapadula – Yale University

08/31/2020

The Artistic Genius of Leonardo da Vinci
Denise Budd – Columbia University

08/07/2020

The Sum of Our Dreams: Five Books that Changed American History
Louis Masur – Rutgers University

08/12/2020

Six Essential Films With Truly Great Writing
Marc Lapadula – Yale University

08/11/2020

Treasures of the Met: Remarkable Art from New York’s Most Famous Museum
Tina Ryan / Albright-Knox Art Gallery (formerly Columbia U)

08/24/2020

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway: A Literary Friendship and Rivalry for the Ages
Joseph Luzzi – Bard College

09/23/2020

What Children Read: A 2000 Year History from Aesop to Harry Potter
Seth Lerer – University of California at San Diego

06/18/2020

The Genius of Alfred Hitchcock
Marc Lapadula – Yale University

08/17/2020

Unlocking the Parthenon
Tina Ryan / Albright-Knox Art Gallery (formerly Columbia U)

09/18/2020

The Life, Music and Genius of Frank Sinatra
Anna Celenza – Georgetown University

09/16/2020

The Presidents’ Book Club: Books that shaped Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt
Joseph Luzzi – Bard College

10/09/2020

The Films of Stanley Kubrick
Marc Lapadula – Yale University

10/27/2020

What's So Great About Rome?
Andrew Kranis

10/12/2020

Deck the Walls: The Art of Curating
Tina Ryan / Albright-Knox Art Gallery (formerly Columbia U)

11/05/2020

Classic Author Series: Philip Roth and the Art of Fiction
Joseph Luzzi – Bard College

09/03/2020

Arts and Culture in a Post Pandemic World
Damian Bazadona

12/11/2020

The Cinematic Genius of Steven Spielberg
Marc Lapadula – Yale University

12/17/2020

Broadway Close-Up: Oscar Hammerstein
Sean Hartley – Kaufman Music Center

12/21/2020

The History of the Art Museum: From 1820 - 2020 & Beyond
Tina Ryan / Albright-Knox Art Gallery (formerly Columbia U)

12/23/2020

The Music of Frederic Chopin: The Poet of the Piano
Orin Grossman – Fairfield University

01/06/2021

Rembrandt: Portraits of Genius
Tina Ryan / Albright-Knox Art Gallery (formerly Columbia U)

01/14/2021

Broadway Close Up: Stephen Schwartz, from Godspell to Wicked
Sean Hartley – Kaufman Music Center

01/21/2021

A (Very) Short History of Photography
Nicole Woods – Notre Dame

01/22/2021

Classic Author Series: Charles Dickens, Master Storyteller
Joseph Luzzi – Bard College

01/28/2021

Why Is Classical Music So Important?
Leon Botstein – President of Bard College and Music Director of the American Symphony Orchestra

02/01/2021

Visions of America: The Real Stories Behind Famous Photographs
Jennifer Keene – Chapman University

02/02/2021

Why Art Matters: Creation and Destruction, From Ancient Times Through Today
Denise Budd – Columbia University

02/09/2021

The Jewish Experience in American Film
Marc Lapadula – Yale University

02/19/2021

Broadway Close Up: Dorothy Fields and the American Musical
Sean Hartley – Kaufman Music Center

03/04/2021

The Literary Genius of Toni Morrison
Joseph Luzzi – Bard College

03/12/2021

Women in Comedy: A Subversive History
Grace Overbeke / Columbia College Chicago

03/16/2021

Gothic Architecture: Cathedrals of Light
Tina Ryan / Albright-Knox Art Gallery (formerly Columbia U)

03/26/2021

Tapestry of the World: Behind the Scenes at the International Quilt Museum
Meg Cox / International Quilt Museum

04/12/2021