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New Documentary “Imagined Wests” Premieres 11/10 as Part of Twelfth Season of KCET’s Original Arts and Culture Series ARTBOUND

New Episodes Focus on Demographically Diverse Issues

Expressed Through Art and Innovators Making an Impact in California and Beyond

Select programming will also be available to stream on PBS.org and the free PBS App.

Members of PBS SoCal | KCET get extended access through PBS Passport.

Southern California’s Autry Museum of the American West is working to recontextualize a large mural, dating from the Disney Imagineers-designed museum’s opening in the 1980s. The mural depicts a widely accepted mythology of the West, which prioritizes white settler colonialism at the expense of other perspectives including those of Native Americans, Black settlers, Asian Americans and women. Discussions around civic memory and the renovation of a long-term gallery spark a larger conversation about this piece and its role in the museum. Produced in partnership with the Autry Museum of the American West. Directed by Anna Rau and Corbett Jones. Produced by The Range.

“Imagined Wests”– Wed., Nov. 10 at 9 p.m. on KCET / Fri., Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. PT on PBS SoCal / Tues., Nov. 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV.

Next up for Artbound is “Mustache Mondays”  on November 17th

“Mustache Mondays”– Wed., Nov. 17 at 9 p.m. on KCET / Fri., Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. PT on PBS SoCal / Tues., Nov. 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV

For a generation of multicultural Queer artists, gay nightclubs were a haven for seeking communion and solidarity. This film examines the history of these spaces and how they shaped the Queer cultural fabric unique to Southern California. One particular event, “Mustache Mondays” was a weekly destination for over a decade and became a seminal event for the Queer art community in the early 2000s. Directed by Marianne Amelinckx. Produced by The Ladies Room Agency.

KCET, Southern California’s flagship PBS station and home for award-winning public media programming, previously announced the return of the KCET Original Emmy® award-winning arts and culture series ARTBOUND. The twelfth season of the series kicks off with an examination of one of the pioneers of Chicano rock ‘n’ roll, Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara. Previous episodes from the new season included the making of The Industry’s groundbreaking opera Sweet Land, the life of renowned ceramicist Helen Jean Taylor and an exploration of the Desert X 2021 exhibition. ARTBOUND examines the lives of artists and movements in California and the contributions they have made to American culture today.

You can catch up on all of the previous shows via streaming at kcet.org/artbound

For updates, follow @KCET and #Artbound on social media.


ARTBOUND is supported in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, Vision Maker, the Frieda Berlinski Foundation and other generous institutional funders.


The critically acclaimed weekly television series and online destination ARTBOUND captures the spirit of the burgeoning arts and culture community in California and explores how it’s shaping California as the creative capital of the world. The KCET Original series explores and illuminates the cultural issues of our times, providing critical in-depth analysis of how arts and culture affect society. The series and the online stories that are found at kcet.org/artbound are the result of cultural tastemakers throughout the region and collaborations with LA’s top cultural institutions. Since its inception in 2012, the series has earned high industry praise including Emmy® Awards, Southern California Journalism awards, Golden Mike awards and a National Arts & Entertainment Journalism award, among others. ARTBOUND has been recognized with the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor / Virgil Thomson Multimedia Award for outstanding music.

About KCET

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