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.
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Get a fresh look at the groundbreaking work of dance legend Merce Cunningham.
Watch as sculptor Richard Serra installs his first major work of public art in his hometown.
Get a rare glimpse inside the process of composing with Terry Riley and the Kronos Quartet.
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Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
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"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
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