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Raw Material is an arts and culture podcast from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Each season focuses on a different topic, featuring voices of artists working in all media and exploring the inspiration and stories behind modern and contemporary art.

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Raw Material is an arts and culture podcast from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Each season focuses on a different topic, featuring voices of artists working in all media and exploring the inspiration and stories behind modern and contemporary art.

iTunes Ratings

62 Ratings
Average Ratings
53
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Mind-expanding and inspiring!

By Sarah Supernova - Feb 14 2019
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I really enjoy this podcast, it shows art in the light that goes beyond a gallery wall -- art in life. Art as something we all create and can be a part of. Way on the fringes, living life as art, as a connection to the spiritual and to the Earth. Excellent podcast.

Awesome!

By listener lady - Nov 30 2017
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Love art podcasts and this one is so creative! Love land art!

iTunes Ratings

62 Ratings
Average Ratings
53
3
3
3
0

Mind-expanding and inspiring!

By Sarah Supernova - Feb 14 2019
Read more
I really enjoy this podcast, it shows art in the light that goes beyond a gallery wall -- art in life. Art as something we all create and can be a part of. Way on the fringes, living life as art, as a connection to the spiritual and to the Earth. Excellent podcast.

Awesome!

By listener lady - Nov 30 2017
Read more
Love art podcasts and this one is so creative! Love land art!
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Raw Material

Latest release on Dec 13, 2019

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Raw Material is an arts and culture podcast from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Each season focuses on a different topic, featuring voices of artists working in all media and exploring the inspiration and stories behind modern and contemporary art.

Rank #1: Landfall Episode 1: Mounds, Jetties, Trails

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“As long as you’re going to make sculpture, why not make one that competes with a 747, or the Empire State Building, or the Golden Gate Bridge?” Discover artists who did just that by creating monumental works meant to withstand time or succumb to its passage. Reflect on your own relationship to the land with a post-apocalyptic tale that might dig up more than you expect.

Artists featured in this episode: Robert Smithson, Michael Heizer, Walter de Maria

Nov 20 2017

25mins

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Rank #2: Raw Material Season 5: San Francisco— Stories From The Model City

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Season 5 of Raw Material takes inspiration from a 41 x 37-foot scale model of the city that was recently unearthed, refurbished, and distributed in pieces to neighborhood libraries. Listen in as residents tell stories of life in this vibrant, diverse, and ever-changing frontier city. Produced by award-winning radio documentarians the Kitchen Sisters, this season examines themes of urban development and identity in a city poised on the edge of the continent and built on landfill, steep hills, and the dreams of immigrants and pioneers. From memories of the luminous Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island to recollections of the freaky fun house at Playland, from North Beach to the Mission, Stories from the Model City brings to life the fascinating and troubled evolution of San Francisco.

Jun 24 2019

1hr

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Rank #3: Otherworld Episode 2: The Ceremony

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A folk musician conducts an ayahuasca ceremony, a performance artist describes her shamanic rituals, and a pioneer of conceptual art communes with animals and inhabits his own unconscious.

Image: Joseph Beuys, I Like America And America Likes Me, 1974.

Artists featured in this episode: Santiparro, Dohee Lee, Joseph Beuys.

Oct 17 2016

20mins

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Rank #4: Otherworld Episode 3: The Sigil

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Experimental musician, pioneering performance artist, and general cult phenomenon Genesis Breyer P-Orridge reveals the role of magic in h/er life and artistic practice. S/he describes h/er decades-long mystical work with sigils, chaos magick, sex magick, and the philosophies of Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth.

Image: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge by Ross Simonini
Artists featured in this episode: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Micki Pellerano

Oct 31 2016

22mins

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Rank #5: Six Degrees Episode 1: Sayre

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Sayre Quevedo begins Raw Material season six by breaking into his ex-boyfriend’s apartment. His goal is to retrieve twenty-two love letters he wrote to a man who doesn’t deserve them. Join Sayre as he searches for signs, symbols, closure, and perhaps, real connection.

Oct 21 2019

19mins

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Rank #6: Mixtape Episode 7: Carolee Schneeman Yoko Ono by A Piece Of Work

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Carolee Schneemann and Yoko Ono have created provocative art throughout their careers. Learn how these artists have dedicated their lives to exploring the pleasures and the vulnerabilities of the human body.

This episode is produced by WNYC Studios and MoMA. More episodes at https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/pieceofwork.

Jul 30 2018

26mins

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Rank #7: Otherworld Episode 4: The Diviner

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Artists discuss intuition and divination, techniques used to perceive and foresee the unknown. They explore the intersections of their work with palmistry, poetry, astrology, and clairsentient readings.

Artists featured in this episode: CA Conrad

To read a transcript of our full interview with CAConrad, visit: http://openspace.sfmoma.org/2016/11/extreme-present-a-conversation-with-caconrad/

Nov 14 2016

23mins

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Rank #8: Mixtape Episode 8: Amy Sherald by Note to Self

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In the long history of portraits of First Ladies of the United States, none has drawn a reaction quite like the painting of Michelle Obama by Baltimore native Amy Sherald. Hear the artist discuss art in the age of Instagram.

This episode is produced by WNYC Studios and Note to Self. More episodes at .

Aug 06 2018

26mins

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Rank #9: Manifest Episode 4: The Mind

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Art is an exercise in perspective. This episode highlights works that invite new ways of seeing. Artists reflect on how they see themselves, how others see them, and how to look at the world through performance, portraiture, and abstract painting.

Photo: Toyin Ojih Odutola. Photo by King Texas © 2015.
Artists featured in this episode: James Luna, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Katherine Sherwood.

Jun 12 2017

22mins

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Rank #10: Manifest Episode 2: The Body

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Art is material. This episode explores art in relation to the body. Hear artists reflect on gender and performance, transform themselves into cockroaches, and sculpt self-portraits from chocolate and soap.

Photo: Xandra Ibarra, Nude Laughing, performance at The Broad, Los Angeles, 2016. Photo by John Tain.
Artists featured in this episode: Xandra Ibarra, Cassils, and Janine Antoni.

May 15 2017

23mins

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Rank #11: Otherworld Episode 5: The Vibration

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Artists discuss how they both add to and draw from from Earth’s vibrations. A conceptual artist presents a chapel he has built for bees, and a free jazz improviser talks about making music with natural biological rhythms.

Photo: Terence Koh, by Ross Simonini.
Artists featured in this episode: Terence Koh, Milford Graves, Nat Evans.

Nov 28 2016

22mins

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Rank #12: Landfall Episode 6: This Land is Your Land

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“There is something cartoonish about life in California… something out of proportion, fantastical, even a little absurd.” End this season’s road trip back in the Bay Area, and explore the Emeryville mudflats, where artists upended the monumental, high-cost model of the Land Art movement with whimsical, communal, ephemeral sculptures. Play a road trip game that will broaden your concept of Land Art-- and make traffic more bearable.

Artists featured in this episode: Joey Enos, Everett Turner, Gary Knox Bennett, Penny Daimler, John McCracken

Correction for this episode: The woman who took photographs of the CCAC project was Penny Dhaemers.

Feb 12 2018

23mins

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Rank #13: Mixtape Episode 2: Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein by Stuff You Missed in History Class

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Gertrude Stein is often credited as a driving force behind Modernism and Cubism while her lifelong partner, Alice B. Toklas, is frequently left out of the story. Learn about this power couple and their roles as movers and shakers in the world of 20th century art.

This episode is produced by Stuff You Missed in History Class © Stuff You Missed in History Class 2018. More episodes at https://www.missedinhistory.com/.

Jun 25 2018

34mins

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Rank #14: Manifest Episode 6: The Community

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Art brings us together. In this episode, members of Bay Area art collectives discuss what it means to make work for, by and with their communities. They reflect on the power of art to heal, inspire, and break down systems of oppression.

Artists featured in this episode: 100 Days of Action, Club Chai, Russell E.L. Butler.
Photo: 100 Days of Action, by Ben Leon.

Jul 10 2017

19mins

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Rank #15: Otherworld Episode 6: The Presence

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Artists share personal experiences they have had with ghosts and the paranormal. A conceptual sculptor describes creating a piece using a “presence” as his primary material.

Artists featured in this episode: Tom Friedman, India Cook, Rosemary Brown, Elizabeth Robinson, Micki Pellerano

Image © Tom Friedman; Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

Dec 12 2016

18mins

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Rank #16: Landfall Episode 3: Atmospheres

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“If that had been men, doing that for a day, it would have been famous. Everyone would have known about it. But since it was women . . . it’s just gone.” Encounter some of the historically overlooked women of the Land art movement, who often worked in stark opposition to the “plundering of the earth” approach of their male contemporaries. Then leave the macho art world in the dust with a fictional exercise in mediation.

Artists featured in this episode: Judy Chicago, Nancy Holt, Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Image: Judy Chicago, "Purple Atmosphere #4" (1969). Courtesy of the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery.

Dec 18 2017

27mins

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Rank #17: Mixtape Episode 3: Georgia O'Keeffe by The Artsy Podcast

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Many people know Georgia O’Keeffe for her flower paintings and depictions of the New Mexico landscape. Discover the very different setting that captured O’Keeffe during her time as a commissioned artist for the Hawaiian Pineapple Company—now the Dole Food Company— and how an initial distaste turned into great inspiration.

This podcast was hosted and produced by Abigail Cain © Artsy 2017. You can find more episodes of The Artsy Podcast at on Apple Podcasts.

Jul 02 2018

7mins

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Rank #18: Mixtape Episode 6: Patti Smith and Judy Linn by The Kitchen Sisters

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Back when Patti Smith and Judy Linn were kids, they used art to shape the world around them, posing for each other in photographs and starring in each other’s home movies. Hear Linn discuss how the two young Brooklynites weren't just "dreaming a future, they were dreaming a present."

This episode is produced by The Kitchen Sisters © The Kitchen Sisters 2015. More episodes at http://www.kitchensisters.org/.

Jul 23 2018

7mins

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Rank #19: Luvvers Episode 4: Silence Equals Death, So Fuck Loudly

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The connection between the art world and the queer scene has not always been as openly discussed as it is today. Delve into the complex relationships between art, activism, and queer identity, and discover the power of making noise through making art.

Photo: Douglas Crimp by T.L. Litt, 1990.

Interview with Douglas Crimp is courtesy of SFMOMA's Open Space, from a conversation with Claudia La Rocco at the Lab in San Francisco.

Nov 26 2018

20mins

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Rank #20: Luvvers Episode 5: My Art is Gay

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Facing persecution in her native Uganda and unwilling to live an inauthentic life, fierce queer artist Leilah Babirye made a choice. She fled her home to discover a world of sexual and artistic exuberance in a new creative community on Fire Island, New York. Learn more about her extraordinary life and her bold body of work in this episode of Luvvers.

Photo: Leilah Babirye

Dec 10 2018

26mins

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Six Degrees Episode 6: Nikhil

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Sayre Quevedo, Raw Material’s podcaster-in-residence for Season 6, is at the end of his journey. It all started with a curiosity about the surprising ways humans are connected, and a wild plot to make his way to various artists through “degrees of separation.” When we first meet Sayre, he’s stealing love letters back from an ungracious ex. In this final episode, where does this experiment leave him?

Dec 13 2019

6mins

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Six Degrees Episode 5: Every connection

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After a series of false starts, rabbit holes, and mind maps, the time has come for Sayre to (possibly) meet internationally acclaimed artist Nikhil Chopra, the sixth degree of separation. Nikhil is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, splayed upon the floor. Sayre is intimidated, alone, and buried behind a crowd of Nikhil’s friends and fans. Will the two finally connect, or will fate have it otherwise?

Nov 25 2019

16mins

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Six Degrees Episode 4: Nooshin

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Nooshin Rostami is a United States–based Iranian artist living in exile. While her father was dying in Iran, Nooshin was 6000 miles away from home. How will she process her grief without physical contact—without seeing her sisters, her mother, and the body of her father? What will it take to cross the insurmountable distance between her and her closest connections? Her answer: light.

Nov 18 2019

19mins

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Six Degrees Episode 3: Yetunde

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The sounds of rain, a family kitchen, a song, a late-night conversation—do the moments they encapsulate make us who we are? In this episode, Sayre Quevedo travels through artist Yetunde Olagbaju’s memory via a series of intimate recordings that constitute what they call a “living archive.”

Nov 04 2019

20mins

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Six Degrees Episode 2: Jazmin

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Jazmin Jones is pathologically inept at returning phone calls. In an attempt to clear her conscience (and voice-mail box), the artist decides to make a series of anxiety-inducing phone calls she’s put off for far too long. Listen in as Jazmin painfully catches up with friends, family, and accusatory ex-lovers.

Oct 28 2019

25mins

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Six Degrees Episode 1: Sayre

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Sayre Quevedo begins Raw Material season six by breaking into his ex-boyfriend’s apartment. His goal is to retrieve twenty-two love letters he wrote to a man who doesn’t deserve them. Join Sayre as he searches for signs, symbols, closure, and perhaps, real connection.

Oct 21 2019

19mins

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Season 6 Trailer: Six Degrees

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Season 6 Trailer: Six Degrees by SFMOMA

Oct 14 2019

1min

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Raw Material Season 5: San Francisco— Stories From The Model City

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Season 5 of Raw Material takes inspiration from a 41 x 37-foot scale model of the city that was recently unearthed, refurbished, and distributed in pieces to neighborhood libraries. Listen in as residents tell stories of life in this vibrant, diverse, and ever-changing frontier city. Produced by award-winning radio documentarians the Kitchen Sisters, this season examines themes of urban development and identity in a city poised on the edge of the continent and built on landfill, steep hills, and the dreams of immigrants and pioneers. From memories of the luminous Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island to recollections of the freaky fun house at Playland, from North Beach to the Mission, Stories from the Model City brings to life the fascinating and troubled evolution of San Francisco.

Jun 24 2019

1hr

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Season 5 Trailer: San Francisco— Stories from the Model City

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Catch a sneak peak of what’s coming this season on Raw Material, from SFMOMA.

Jun 18 2019

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Luvvers Bonus Episode: Stocking Stuffer

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A short, holiday bonus episode of Season 4 of Raw Material: Luvvers.

Dec 24 2018

7mins

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Luvvers Episode 5: My Art is Gay

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Facing persecution in her native Uganda and unwilling to live an inauthentic life, fierce queer artist Leilah Babirye made a choice. She fled her home to discover a world of sexual and artistic exuberance in a new creative community on Fire Island, New York. Learn more about her extraordinary life and her bold body of work in this episode of Luvvers.

Photo: Leilah Babirye

Dec 10 2018

26mins

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Luvvers Episode 4: Silence Equals Death, So Fuck Loudly

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The connection between the art world and the queer scene has not always been as openly discussed as it is today. Delve into the complex relationships between art, activism, and queer identity, and discover the power of making noise through making art.

Photo: Douglas Crimp by T.L. Litt, 1990.

Interview with Douglas Crimp is courtesy of SFMOMA's Open Space, from a conversation with Claudia La Rocco at the Lab in San Francisco.

Nov 26 2018

20mins

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Luvvers Episode 3: Make Time, Make Love

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Through looking at a variety of relationships, Chelsea investigates the many ways desire can be expressed. Hear the famed love letters Frida Kahlo sent to Diego Rivera, as well as to the lesser-known, though no less poetic answering machine messages left by Chelsea’s husband.

Nov 12 2018

25mins

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Luvvers Episode 2: There's No Such Thing As Too Easy

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Sex sells. In this episode, Chelsea Beck analyzes the history of persuasive sexual imagery, and imagines a world where titillation fosters compassion rather than divisiveness.

Image: Carolee Schneeman, "Interior Scroll," (1975). Courtesy Carolina Nitsch, NY; photography by Anthony McCall.

Oct 29 2018

23mins

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Luvvers Episode 1: What Get's You Hot?

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Nayland Blake doesn’t create art to express who they are, they create art to investigate the possibilities of identity. Hear the artist discuss their explorations of the queer, BDSM, kink, and furry scenes, and learn more about their unique approach to one of art’s oldest subjects—sex.

Image © Nayland Blake, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.

Oct 15 2018

21mins

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Season 4 Trailer: Luvvers

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Catch a sneak peak of what’s coming this season on Raw Material, from SFMOMA.

Oct 01 2018

1min

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Mixtape Episode 8: Amy Sherald by Note to Self

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In the long history of portraits of First Ladies of the United States, none has drawn a reaction quite like the painting of Michelle Obama by Baltimore native Amy Sherald. Hear the artist discuss art in the age of Instagram.

This episode is produced by WNYC Studios and Note to Self. More episodes at .

Aug 06 2018

26mins

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Mixtape Episode 7: Carolee Schneeman Yoko Ono by A Piece Of Work

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Carolee Schneemann and Yoko Ono have created provocative art throughout their careers. Learn how these artists have dedicated their lives to exploring the pleasures and the vulnerabilities of the human body.

This episode is produced by WNYC Studios and MoMA. More episodes at https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/pieceofwork.

Jul 30 2018

26mins

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Mixtape Episode 6: Patti Smith and Judy Linn by The Kitchen Sisters

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Back when Patti Smith and Judy Linn were kids, they used art to shape the world around them, posing for each other in photographs and starring in each other’s home movies. Hear Linn discuss how the two young Brooklynites weren't just "dreaming a future, they were dreaming a present."

This episode is produced by The Kitchen Sisters © The Kitchen Sisters 2015. More episodes at http://www.kitchensisters.org/.

Jul 23 2018

7mins

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Mixtape Episode 5: Maria Tallchief by Stuff You Missed in History Class

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An Oklahoman of Osage heritage, Maria Tallchief rose to stardom through years of hard work and dedication. Peek behind the curtain at the globetrotting life of America's first prima ballerina—her loves, her losses, her joys, and her sorrows.

This episode is produced by Stuff You Missed in History Class © Stuff You Missed in History Class 2014. More episodes at www.missedinhistory.com/.

Jul 16 2018

27mins

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iTunes Ratings

62 Ratings
Average Ratings
53
3
3
3
0

Mind-expanding and inspiring!

By Sarah Supernova - Feb 14 2019
Read more
I really enjoy this podcast, it shows art in the light that goes beyond a gallery wall -- art in life. Art as something we all create and can be a part of. Way on the fringes, living life as art, as a connection to the spiritual and to the Earth. Excellent podcast.

Awesome!

By listener lady - Nov 30 2017
Read more
Love art podcasts and this one is so creative! Love land art!