Stay up to date with video podcasts from the National Gallery of Art, which include documentary excerpts, lectures, and other films about the Gallery's history, exhibitions, and collections.
Stay up to date with video podcasts from the National Gallery of Art, which include documentary excerpts, lectures, and other films about the Gallery's history, exhibitions, and collections.
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Rank #1: 2021 - William Kentridge discusses his working process.
35mm film transferred to video (color, sound). 8:43 min.Edward and Marjorie Goldberger Foundation Fund and The Herbert and Nannette Rothschild Memorial Fund in memory of Judith Rothschild
Rank #2: 684 - Lygia Clark. Superfície modulada (Modulated surface). c. 1955.
Industrial paint on wood44 7/8 x 30 5/16" (114 x 77 cm)Collection Hecilda and Sérgio Fadel, Rio de Janeiro
As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors from around the world to explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special exhibitions, and enriching programs, both in person and online. at www.philamuseum.org.
Rank #1: Andrew Wyeth - Portraits.
Rank #2: Andrew Wyeth - Surrealism.
This audio series offers entertaining, informative discussions about the arts and events at the National Gallery of Art. These podcasts give access to special Gallery talks by well-known artists, authors, curators, and historians. Included in this podcast listing are established series: The Diamonstein-Spielvogel Lecture Series, The Sydney J. Freedberg Lecture in Italian Art, Elson Lecture Series, A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, Conversationricans with Artists Series, Conversations with Collectors Series, and Wyeth Lectures in Ame Art Series. Download the programs, then visit us on the National Mall or at www.nga.gov, where you can explore many of the works of art mentioned. New podcasts are released every Tuesday.
Rank #1: The East Building at Forty: Reflections from Curators Past and Present.
Panelists include E. A. Carmean Jr., a canon in the Episcopal Church and former curator and head of 20th-century art, National Gallery of Art (1974–1984); Jack Cowart, founding executive director, Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, and former curator and head of 20th-century art, National Gallery of Art (1984–1993); Mark Rosenthal, independent curator, former head of modern and contemporary art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and former curator and head of 20th-century art, National Gallery of Art (1993–1997); Marla Prather, former curator of modern and contemporary art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and former curator and head of 20th-century art, National Gallery of Art (1996–1999); and Jeffrey Weiss, former senior curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and former curator and head of modern and contemporary art, National Gallery of Art (1999–2007). The National Gallery of Art was conceived and given to the people of the United States by Andrew W. Mellon (1855–1937). In 1936 Mellon wrote to President Franklin D. Roosevelt offering to donate his art collection for a new museum and his own funds to construct a building for its use. With the president’s support, Congress accepted Mellon’s gift and established the Gallery in March 1937. Andrew Mellon had anticipated that the collections would grow beyond the capacity of the original building, and at his request, Congress had set aside an adjacent plot of land for future use. In 1967 Andrew Mellon’s children, Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce, offered funds for a second building, and architect I. M. Pei (b. 1917) was selected to design it. Construction of the East Building began in 1971, and artists such as Henry Moore and Alexander Calder were commissioned to create works for the space. On June 1, 1978, Paul Mellon and President Jimmy Carter dedicated the new museum to the people of the United States. To celebrate the East Building’s 40th anniversary on June 1, 2018, the Gallery’s current and former head curators of 20th-century art gathered to reflect upon their experiences acquiring art and planning special exhibitions.
Rank #2: Abstract Expressionism.
David Gariff, senior lecturer, National Gallery of Art, August 14, 2018. From the mid-1940s through the 1950s painters in New York imbued their work with a heady new confidence, scale, and energy. Before and during World War II European émigrés poured into New York, including artists Max Ernst, Fernand Léger, Piet Mondrian, and the writer and surrealist leader André Breton. Their influence led to the exploration of biomorphic forms, archaic themes, and accidental processes designed to unleash the unconscious, like dripping and scraping. It is in the large canvases of the 1950s, by Jackson Pollock and others, that what one critic called “the triumph of American painting” can really be felt. These paintings increased ambition and introduced new techniques: Pollock’s rhythmic pours and drips, Clyfford Still’s dry palette-knifing, Newman’s masking-taped “zips,” Franz Kline’s chiseled gestures, and Joan Mitchell’s flurries of strokes. This generation of artists revealed new horizons in the practice of painting and the experience of viewing. As part of the series Celebrating the East Building: 20th-Century Art, senior lecturer David Gariff explores the triumph of American painting in postwar America. This lecture was presented on August 14, 2018, at the National Gallery of Art.
Welcome to TateShots, our weekly programme for art junkies everywhere. TateShots presents a selection of short videos, with a focus on modern and contemporary art. Send feedback to email@example.com.
Rank #1: John Riddy's London.
Short film about photographer John Riddy. Studio visit.
Rank #2: Alexis Hunter: 'We knew we were making history'.
Alexis Hunter: 'We knew we were making history'
LearnOutLoud.com presents the Art History Podcast. Each episode provides thoughtful analysis of the enduring artistic masterpieces that have become a hallmark of western culture. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned connoisseur, this podcast will give each piece in question the thought and appraisal it rightly demands.
Rank #1: The Maids of Honour.
Today we present The Maids of Honour by Diego Velazquez. To view a high quality PDF image of the painting, please click on this pdf link. For more audio tailored to the lifelong learner, please visit www.learnoutloud.com
Rank #2: The Night Watch.
Today we present The Night Watch by Rembrandt. To view a high quality PDF image of the painting, please click on this pdf link. For more audio tailored to the lifelong learner, please visit www.learnoutloud.com
Curators, scholars, and artists discuss modern and contemporary art. To view images of these artworks, please visit the Online Collection at moma.org/collection. MoMA Audio is available free of charge courtesy of Bloomberg.
Rank #1: 5 x 20 x 20 (5/14/2009; Part 2 of 7): Marcia Hafif.
Part 2 of 7: Marcia Hafif A special series of talks in the format of Pecha Kucha, an informal Japanese lecture style. In each session, approximately five artists who are represented in MoMA's collection discuss twenty slides of their work, twenty seconds per slide. This series celebrates a gift by the Judith Rothschild Foundation to the Museum of works by over 650 artists.
Rank #2: Jeff Koons.
March 9, 20076:30 p.m.Jeff Koons uses unexpected models and everyday objects to create works of art. From his Hoover vacuum cleaners to his stainless steel Rabbit (1986), he challenges viewers’ perception and standards of “good taste,” addressing established hierarchies and aesthetic value systems. Koons, whose 1985 work Three Ball 50/50 Tank (Two Dr. J. Silver Series, Wilson Supershot) is included in Out of Time: A Contemporary View, has exhibited internationally and has received many awards and honors.
This podcast presents highlights from Tate's wide-ranging programme of talks, symposiums and live events at all four Tate galleries.
Rank #1: Inside/outside: materialising the social: Part 2.
The ritual encounter with an artwork – be it in a museum, gallery, private or public space – has evolved dramatically over the last century: from the contemplation of an object, to immersive installation, performance or participation.
Rank #2: Curator’s talk and private view: Why the Pre-Raphaelites are modern.
This talk explores the idea of the Pre-Raphaelites as a pioneering avant-garde group, whose disrespectful, anti-establishment campaign brought new life to British art.
Art reviews from art critics Edward Goldman and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp.
Rank #1: Broken Back, Unbroken Spirit.
The best time to enjoy – and even marvel – at the gigantic sculpture by Mark di Suvero on Venice Beach is sunset. That’s when his 60-foot-tall steel work, titled Declaration, looks the most imposing. It’s been there since 2001, in honor of the nonprofit Venice Family Clinic. The artist, and LA Louver gallery, which represents him, has loaned this work for almost two decades to the city without a fee.Unfortunately, the city was unable to find donors to help it acquire the piece, and so in late 2019 the sculpture will be removed and sent back to di Suvero’s studio in Northern California. Installation photography, Mark di Suvero: Painting and Sculpture. LA Louver. Image courtesy LA Louver. But, the good news is that right now LA Louver has a mini-retrospective showing the diversity and strength of his work over the last two decades. The steel sculptures selected are all of small scale, but each of them has a big story to tell. And a big surprise, as well… Take a look at the video of one of these sculptures, and you will be awestruck watching this super-macho, aggressive metal form moving in a most elegant dance. It’s as if male and female counterparts, in perfect balance, perform for your pleasure. Installation photography, Mark di Suvero: Painting and Sculpture. LA Louver. Image courtesy LA Louver. One appreciates the work even more with the understanding that di Suvero, now 85 years old, continues to work like nothing happened to him. Actually, most of his life, he had to deal with a dramatic back injury that left doctors doubtful he’d ever walk again. Be sure that you ask the gallery assistant permission to spin each of his sculptures, which will make you dizzy with delight, watching it dance. Installation shot, Frank Stella: Selections from the Permanent Collection. LACMA. Photo by Edward Goldman. And, talking about a mini-retrospective… LACMA just opened an exhibition of 10 works by Frank Stella – all of them, from the museum’s permanent collection. Some of these works haven’t been on display in over 30 years. Installation shot, Frank Stella: Selections from the Permanent Collection. LACMA. Photo by Edward Goldman. The exhibition reveals the amazing range of Frank Stella’s work, from his groundbreaking “black” paintings from the late 50s to his most recent monumental wall sculptures exploding into our space, making you take a cautious step back. At 82 years old, Stella doesn’t stop for a second… L: Ron Bottitta C: Diana Cignoni R: Paul Norwood, the cast of “Faith Healer” at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble. Photos courtesy OTE. And now, my smart and adventurous listeners, I want to tell you about two theatre productions I saw over the weekend that I think you will find intriguing. At Odyssey Theatre, I saw the play by Irish playwright Brian Friel (1929-2015), “Faith Healer,” in which three characters, one after another, tell the same story from three different perspectives. Directed by Ron Sossi, all three actors – Ron Bottitta, Diana Cignoni, and Paul Norwood – deliver their monologues with such passion and eloquence, you never want them to stop. L to R: Brian Wallace, Michael Trevino, and Lola Kelly, cast members of “Crime and Punishment” at the Edgemar Center for the Arts Mainstage. Photo courtesy Working Barn Productions. And of course, I was not able to resist the temptation to see the adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s famous novel, “Crime and Punishment” at Edgemar Center for the Arts. The long novel about Raskolnikov killing an old lady, both of them neighbors in the shady streets of St. Petersburg, is compressed into a 90-minute production with three actors playing multiple roles. What made me particularly glued to the stage was the fact that I was born in the very neighborhood where Dostoyevky’s story takes place.
Rank #2: Celebrating the Anniversaries of Bauhaus and Rembrandt.
One of the most influential art schools of the last century – Bauhaus – was founded 100 years ago in Weimar, Germany. The Getty Research Institute marks this 100 th anniversary with a new exhibition, Bauhaus Beginnings, which pulls from its archives prints, drawings, photographs, and other material. In spite of the devastation of WWI from 1914-1918, the following year, in 1919, a group of avant-garde European artists developed a bold vision of a school of design and a model of education that would bridge the fine and applied arts. Installation shot: Bauhaus Beginnings. Getty Research Institute. Photo by Edward Goldman. The Getty’s exhibition emphasizes the contributions made by Bauhaus founder German artist Walter Gropius (1883-1969), Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy (1895- 1946), Russian artist Vassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), and Swiss artist Paul Klee (1879- 1940), just to mention a few of the teachers. The overall design of the exhibition, with particularly elegant floating geometric display cabinets, has an echo of the Bauhaus aesthetic. Installation shot: Bauhaus Beginnings. Getty Research Institute. Studies for Vassily Kandinsky’s Farbenlehre (Course on color), 1929-1930. Colored paper and gouache on paper. Erich Mrozek. Photo by Edward Goldman. One quote from the exhibition by Kandinsky emphasizes the spiritual and emotional significance of art: “Every work of art is the child of its age and, in many cases, the mother of our emotions.” Installation shots: Bauhaus Beginnings. Getty Research Institute. L: Selection from the portfolio Das Wielandslied der älteren Edda (The Wieland song of the elder Edda), 1923. Woodcut. Gerhard Marcks. R: Figure Study, 1929-1931. Watercolor, graphite, and ink on paper. Erich Mrozek. Photos by Edward Goldman. Here, in Southern California, two major American art schools – CalArts and ArtCenter College of Design – are philosophical descendants of Bauhaus, uniting the practices of architecture and design alongside the fine arts. L: Rembrandt Laughing, about 1628. Oil on copper, 8 ¾ in. x 6 ¾ in. (22.2 x 17.1 cm). The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2013.60. R: Self-Portrait (detail), about 1636–38. Oil on panel, 24 7/8 x 19 7/8 in. (63.2 x 50.5 cm). The Norton Simon Foundation, Pasadena, F.1969.18.P. Images courtesy Rembrandt in Southern California. Another anniversary – 350 years since the death of Rembrandt – is honored by 5 Southern California museums with a virtual exhibition of 14 of his paintings held by The Getty, LACMA, Norton Simon Museum, The Hammer, and Timken Museum of Art. Just imagine the pleasure of paying homage to Rembrandt with a short trip from The Getty to Norton Simon to see his self-portraits when he was only 22 and then 30 years old. The Abduction of Europa, 1632. Oil on panel, 25 7/16 x 31 in. (64.6 x 78.7 cm). The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 95.PB.7. Image courtesy Rembrandt in Southern California. One of his earlier paintings held by The Getty, The Rape of Europa, shows the Greek god Zeus, in the form of a bull, abducting Europa, whose face has a striking resemblance to Rembrandt’s wife, Saskia. L: Portrait of Marten Looten, 1632. Oil on panel, 36 1/2 x 30 in. (92.71 x 76.2 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Gift of J. Paul Getty, 53.50.3. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA. R: Saint Bartholomew, 1661. Oil on canvas, 34 1/8 x 29 3/4 in. (86.7 x 75.6 cm). The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 71.PA.15. Images courtesy Rembrandt in Southern California. During his lifetime, Rembrandt experienced and enjoyed not only fame and fortune, but also having been ignored and forgotten. His early style, with careful brushstrokes and complimentary portrayal of well-to-do clients, reflected the taste of wealthy Dutch merchants. But, toward the end of his career, his art dramatically changed. The smooth surface of his early paintings transformed into wild, distinct brushwork. His cool palette became much more muddy and earthy. And, complimentary presentation gave way to a deeper, psychological exploration of character. Rembrandt paid a dear price for these profound changes in his art. He was no longer considered a desirable artist for commissions, and so he sank into poverty, lost his house, moved into the poorest neighborhood in Amsterdam, and was buried in an unmarked grave. 350 years later, he is celebrated as one of the greatest artists of all time. Wouldn’t it be remarkable if all five Southern California museums worked together to pay homage to Rembrandt not only through a virtual exhibition, but by exhibiting all 14 paintings in one real exhibition? Of course, the logistics of such an exhibition would be overwhelming. But, the magic of Rembrandt’s art is worth it…
A podcast that explores how art and its history shape our world today
Rank #1: Claude Monet and the "Birth" of Impressionism.
In August, The Art Newspaper reported that Donald Olson, an astrophysicist at Texas State University, had pinpointed the exact moment that Monet painted his work Impression: Sunrise to 13 November 1872. The report described this moment as the "birth of Impressionism." In today's episode, we discuss the painting and unravel some of the problems of this claim.
Rank #2: Art Theft and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
On March 18, 1990, two thieves entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and stole 13 objects from the museum's collection. This incident, which has remained largely unsolved, has drawn attention to the problem of art theft in the contemporary world. In today's episode, we discuss the heist, some of theories regarding who was involved, and the issue of art theft more broadly.
THE SECRET HISTORY OF ART takes you on a series of private guided tours of the world's greatest artworks. Best-selling author and professor of art history Noah Charney presents the history, symbolism, and importance of each work. The Secret History of Art is a series of lessons in miniature on great works of art around the world. By spending just a few minutes per masterpiece, you can learn the mysteries, stories, and secrets of some of civilization’s greatest treasures.
Rank #1: Secret History of Art: Napoleon, Emperor of Art Theft.
Rank #2: Fake Relics 1.
The James Ossuary. A new Podcast in the ongoing series. Available at iTunes as The Secret History of Art athttp://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-secret-history-of-art/id406816655
Art Monthly's regular visual art discussion programme presented by Matt Hale and Chris McCormack broadcast by Resonance FM. Each month writers from the London-based contemporary art magazine discuss topics featured in the current issue.
Rank #1: Tom Snow, Maja and Reuben Fowkes & Matthew Bowman.
Tom Snow, Maja and Reuben Fowkes & Matthew Bowman discuss activism as art, the ‘Southern Constellations’ exhibition in Ljubljana and Cory Arcangel’s show at Firstsite in Colchester.
Rank #2: Adam Heardman, Adam Hines-Green & Lauren Houlton.
Adam Heardman, Adam Hines-Green & Lauren Houlton discuss Petra Bauer’s socially engaged art practice, Richard Billingham’s film ‘Ray & Liz’ and the ‘Workforce’ exhibition at NewBridge Project in Gateshead. Presented by Alexandra Hull.
Subscribe for art and ideas. We host conversations with artists, architects and other leading creatives – and we've just posted podcasts from recent Festival of Ideas. Enjoy.
Rank #1: From Beyoncé to the Barbican: Es Devlin on designing kinetic sets.
Experimental artist and designer Es Devlin provides an insight into her process for creating unique kinetic sculptures for theatre, opera and pop concerts, museums and galleries at the Festival of Ideas. With clients ranging from Beyoncé and Kanye West to the Barbican, Devlin is an expert at creating a stage to enhance any performance.Look out for details of the next Festival of Ideas line-up, coming soon: https://roy.ac/FOI2019
Rank #2: Painters Brice Marden and Gary Hume in conversation.
The two major artists discuss their approach to painting, their inspiration and the continuing evolution of their work, in a conversation chaired by our Artistic Director, Tim Marlow.
Join Jim Cuno, president of the J. Paul Getty Trust, as he talks with artists, writers, curators, and scholars about their work. Listen in as he engages these important thinkers in reflective and critical conversations about architecture, archaeology, art history, and museum exhibitions.
Rank #1: Helen Molesworth on Black Mountain College.
It’s where John Cage staged his first Happening, Fridays were often dedicated to art classes, and all faculty, staff, and students participated in the college’s operations from farming to construction. Located in the mountains near Asheville, NC, Black Mountain College was an experimental school founded upon the idea of “learning by doing.” We stop by the Hammer Museum’s exhibition, “Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College, 1933–1957,” to talk to Helen Molesworth, curator of the exhibition and chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Rank #2: The Lives of Vincent van Gogh and Édouard Manet.
In this episode, curator Scott Allan discusses two artist biographies: one of Édouard Manet by author and art critic Émile Zola and the other of Vincent van Gogh written by his sister in law Jo van Gogh-Bonger. Both artists proved controversial or difficult during their lifetimes, and these accounts, written by people who knew them well, provide insight into their lives and their art. These texts have recently been published as short books as part of the Getty Publications Lives of the Artists series. Scott Allan is curator of paintings at the J. Paul Getty Museum.
A Canadian conspiracy theory podcast taking on the best and worst in conspiracies, unsolved mysteries, paranormal events, and cryptids with a comedic approach to all things weird and unknown.
Rank #1: E49: Death of JFK Jr..
John F. Kennedy Jr. was at one time one of the most popular men in Manhattan, working his way through law school and beginning a career as an Assistant District Attorney before launching the groundbreaking George magazine. Unfortunately for a city who couldn't get enough of young "John John", JFK Jr., his wife Carolyn, and her sister Lauren were killed in a tragic plane crash near Martha's Vineyard in 1999. In the last part of our Kennedy family series, we take a look at the life and death of JFK Jr., discussing a number of conspiracy theories along the way. Support Big, If True on Patreon at www.patreon.com/bigiftrue Subscribe to Big, If True on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts - while you're at it, leave us a rating or review telling us what you love about the show! Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Minds, and Gab. Intro/Disclaimer: Josh McLellan Music: Many Rivers to Cross by Jimmy Cliff
Rank #2: E33: 9/11 (Part One).
The Big, If True Podcast takes on one of the most consequential events in modern American history - the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. In the first part in our very special two part episode, we take a look at the "official story" behind the tragic events. Matt and Kayla also talk about the lead up to the events and set the precedent that would be required for the attacks to take place, share their own personal 9/11 stories, and break down the events of the day as they happened. Support Big, If True on Patreon at www.patreon.com/bigiftrue Subscribe to Big, If True on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts - while you're at it, leave us a rating or review telling us what you love about the show! Email us at: email@example.com Follow us on:Twitter: bigiftruecastInstagram: bigiftruecastFacebook: bigiftruecastTumblr: bigiftruecast.tumblr.comMinds: bigiftrueGab: bigiftrue Intro/Disclaimer: Josh McLellan (http://www.fiverr.com/joshmclellan) Music: My Blue Manhattan by Ryan Adams
A podcast devoted to the history of Renaissance art
Rank #1: 3 – Brunelleschi and Ghiberti: The Sacrifice of Isaac - The Renaissance: A History of Renaissance Art..
The Sacrifice of Isaac This week we will look at the rivalry that kicked off the Renaissance, Brunelleschi and Ghiberti. Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therenaissancepocast/ Instagram: @therenaissancepodcast Instagram: @denisbyrdart
Rank #2: 4 – Masaccio’s Perspective - The Renaissance: A History of Renaissance Art..
Masaccio’s Perspective This week we will discuss the innovations of Masaccio and his use of perspective will have a profound impact on the Renaissance. Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therenaissancepocast/ Instagram: @therenaissancepodcast Instagram: @denisbyrdart