Smithsonian Channel™ today announced the premiere of ArtNation (8×60′; HD), an eight-part series providing insight into remarkable artists and the secrets behind their most significant works and achievements. Hosted by Yellowstone actor Denim Richards, ArtNation celebrates the world’s most influential artists in music, film, photography, design, literature and dance while delving into the heart of what drives their craft. ArtNation premieres Tuesday, June 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel in Canada. Smithsonian Channel is also available via Prime Video and Apple TV+ in Canada with ArtNation airing simultaneously on this platform from June 20.
The new series includes interviews with Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony (EGOT) Award winner Viola Davis; ballet dancer Misty Copeland; designers Ralph Lauren and Betsey Johnson; actors Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig; author Stephen King; director Spike Lee, and more.
Each episode of ArtNation is organized by themes such as Americana, Ambition, Rebels, Design, and more. Additionally, in each episode, Richards profiles local working artists to explore their inspirations and provide a fresh look into those who astound us, challenge us, and make us see the world a little differently.
ArtNation is produced by See It Now Studios. Dan Wolf serves as executive producer for Smithsonian Channel™ with Susan Zirinsky, Terence Wrong, and Resa Matthews serving as executive producers for See It Now Studios.