The art of the masters takes center stage in this episode of Spark. The renowned Kronos Quartet collaborates with composer Terry Riley and Chinese lute player Wu Man. The quintessential minimalist sculptor Richard Serra installs his latest public artwork in San Francisco, two monolithic 70-ton slabs of raw steel entitled “Ballast.” And Stanford University celebrates the life work of dance pioneer Merce Cunningham with a project involving hundreds of students and faculty members.

Masterworks 15 June,2005Spark

In this Episode


Merce Cunningham

Get a fresh look at the groundbreaking work of dance legend Merce Cunningham.



Richard Serra

Watch as sculptor Richard Serra installs his first major work of public art in his hometown.



Terry Riley

Get a rare glimpse inside the process of composing with Terry Riley and the Kronos Quartet.


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