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Enjoy these audio recordings of free public lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago by the world's foremost and emerging artists and scholars. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast and points to the original audio media at the Art Institute of Chicago's website. Access the original Art Institute lecture audio recordings at http://www.artic.edu/aic/multimedia/resource-type-multimedia/19. The Ancient Art Podcast is not affiliated with the Art Institute of Chicago. Visit the Ancient Art Podcast at http://www.ancientartpodcast.org.

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Enjoy these audio recordings of free public lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago by the world's foremost and emerging artists and scholars. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast and points to the original audio media at the Art Institute of Chicago's website. Access the original Art Institute lecture audio recordings at http://www.artic.edu/aic/multimedia/resource-type-multimedia/19. The Ancient Art Podcast is not affiliated with the Art Institute of Chicago. Visit the Ancient Art Podcast at http://www.ancientartpodcast.org.

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My fav art podcast

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Art Institute of Chicago Lectures

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Enjoy these audio recordings of free public lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago by the world's foremost and emerging artists and scholars. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast and points to the original audio media at the Art Institute of Chicago's website. Access the original Art Institute lecture audio recordings at http://www.artic.edu/aic/multimedia/resource-type-multimedia/19. The Ancient Art Podcast is not affiliated with the Art Institute of Chicago. Visit the Ancient Art Podcast at http://www.ancientartpodcast.org.

Artists Connect: Joyce Owens Connects with Marc Chagall

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Painter Joyce Owens grew up in a culturally diverse neighborhood; her strong African American roots were infused with Jewish culture. Responding to the secular theme of Marc Chagall's *The Circus Rider,* Owens discusses how her work relates to what she describes as the sophistication of Chagall's deceptively simple work. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Mar 05 2011

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The Treatment of Toulouse-Lautrec's Ballet Dancers

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Art Institute Conservator of Paintings Faye Wrubel offers a brief overview of some favorite projects and discusses the complex and interesting treatment of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec's Ballet Dancers, including a description of the removal of the painting from the original plaster wall and scientific analysis of the materials used. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Oct 03 2008

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God's Crucible—Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215

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David Levering Lewis, New York University professor and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, discusses his new book. The author of seven books and editor of two more, Lewis's narrative reveals how cosmopolitan Muslim al-Andalus flourished while proto-Europe made virtues out of hereditary aristocracy, religious intolerance, perpetual war, and slavery. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Nov 01 2008

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Drawing into Painting: Creating the "Fantasia" in the Cappella di Eleonora di Toledo

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David Ekserdjian, Professor of Art History at the University of Leicester, speaks on the draughtman's transformation of nature into art. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Oct 17 2008

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Ed Ruscha and Photography

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Katherine Bussard discusses how photography has been both an inspiration and a source of discovery for this seminal Pop and Conceptual artist. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Mar 20 2008

1hr 6mins

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The Gates of Paradise: Art and Innovation

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Painstakingly restored, three relief panels from the left wing of the Gates of Paradise and sections of the door's frieze traveled to the Art Institute before being permanently reinstalled in Florence, Italy. Hear Andrew Butterfield of Salander-O'Reilly Galleries discuss this Renaissance masterpiece. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Sep 06 2007

1hr 11mins

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Ed Ruscha

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This engaging day devoted to Pop and Conceptual artist Ed Ruscha, which kicked off the exhibition Ed Ruscha and Photography, revealed his important and widespread contributions to art of the past 50 years. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Mar 01 2008

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The English Arts and Crafts Movement and the Cotswolds

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British scholar Mary Greensted discusses why Arts and Crafts designers such as Morris, Gimson, and Ashbee deserted city life in favor of the rural Cotswolds. This event is presented in support of the special exhibition Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Dec 13 2009

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How to Survive Civilization, or What I Have Learned from Dada

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Hal Foster, Princeton University, looks at avant garde art with a focus on the mimetic excess found in Dada and its progeny. He recalls the Cabaret Voltaire performances of poet Hugo Ball in Zurich, 1916, as pivotal to much of what followed. Foster is introduced by Art Institute President and Director Jim Cuno. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Mar 04 2010

1hr 16mins

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Harry Callahan: The Photographer at Work

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Center for Creative Photography Curator Britt Salvesen discusses the contents of the Harry Callahan Archive, some of the objects it holds, and what it reveals about Callahan's work. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Jul 27 2007

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Breaking Away: How Rembrandt Became an Original Artist

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In celebration of the 400th birthday anniversary of Rembrandt, art historian Stephanie Dickey describes the young genius's grappling with the art of the past, his irreverent sense of humor, and his determination to rethink traditional subject matter. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Jan 01 2006

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Changing Face, Changing Place—A History of African Art at the Art Institute of Chicago

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Curator Kathleen Bickford Berzock traces the history of African Art at the museum from the 1920s to the present, introducing the new installation opening spring 2011. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Feb 04 2011

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El Greco's Assumption of the Virgin

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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Art Institute's acquisition of this masterpiece by El Greco, art historian Richard Mann tells the exciting story of the painting's commission, its stylistic revelations, and its journey to Chicago. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Aug 17 2006

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Reading: Paul Muldoon

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Irish-born poet Paul Muldoon, professor at Princeton University and poetry editor of the New Yorker, reads selections from his Pulitzer prize-winning poetry. Poetry Foundation president John Barr provides an introduction to the poet. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Nov 20 2008

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Lygia Clark: A Laboratory for the End of Art

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Luis Perez Oramas, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, examines Brazilian artist Lygia Clark's work. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Nov 19 2010

29mins

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The Poison King's Things: Mithradates the Great

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Adrienne Mayor, Stanford University, cites the Art Institute's Mithradates coin as she unwinds the treacherous tale of Rome's "deadliest" enemy. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Nov 20 2010

1hr 11mins

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Byzantium and Points East

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The Byzantine Empire formed a link between the vital cultures of the Silk Road and the classical traditions of the West. Cultural diversity and great wealth created a rich artistic mixture. Robert S. Nelson concludes our Silk Road Scholar Series with an examination of this glorious civilization. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

May 10 2007

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Sustaining Fellows Annual Meeting

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On February 14 the Sustaining Fellows gathered for a recap of the previous year and also hear some news of things to come at the museum. After champagne around the Woman’s Board Grand Staircase, guests gathered in Fullerton Hall where curators Gloria Groom, Christopher Monkhouse, and James Rondeau provided an exciting first glimpse at upcoming exhibitions before a lovely dinner in Terzo Piano closed the night. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Feb 14 2011

1hr 24mins

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Robert Lowell and the Modern Legacy

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Scholar Helen Vendler, Harvard University, discusses the poet Robert Lowell at the end of his career, when he viewed great American modernists Pound, Eliot, Frost, Tate, Crane, and Williams no longer as intimidating predecessors, but as fellow human beings. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Oct 22 2009

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Mel Bochner, with James Meyer

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A conversation between artist Mel Bochner and scholar James Meyer recorded on opening night of Mel Bochner: Language 1966-2006. This Focus series exhibition brought together more than 50 works on paper, paintings, sculptures, photographs, and installations to present an overview of his language-based investigations over the past four decades. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Oct 05 2006

1hr 26mins

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Bertrand Goldberg with Timothy Leary and Ralph Metzner in Chicago, 1965

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In this 1965 rare recording, Bertrand Goldberg leads psychologists Timothy Leary and Ralph Metzner on a tour of the recently completed Marina City and the Raymond Hilliard Center construction site. Famous for their research into various forms of psychedelic experience, Leary and Metzner discuss the layers of symbolism and social program in Goldberg's buildings.

Clip 1: Marina City: “Adjusting your consciousness and your furniture to this kind of space”
Clip 2: Tour of Marina City Apartments
Clip 3: Raymond Hilliard Center: Integration through Design
Clip 4: Psychedelic Art

The Art Institute of Chicago, Archive of Bertrand Goldberg, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, 2002.3
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Dec 08 2011

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Van Gogh—The Life

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Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, Pulitzer Prize winners for their biography on Jackson Pollock, presented their new book about Vincent Van Gogh to a packed house on December 8, 2011.

Dec 08 2011

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Exposure—Matt Keegan

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Matt Keegan discusses his previous works that relate to the site-specific installation in the exhibition Exposure which grew out of the artist’s longstanding fascination with cities and their constant flux.

Dec 08 2011

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Exposure—Heather Rasmussen

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Heather Rasmussen recreates international shipping containers in miniature, crafting them by hand from colored cardstock which she then damages, arranges, and photographs in order to address the underlying fragility of global supply and demand.

Oct 20 2011

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Sustaining Fellows Exhibition Opening: Windows on the War—Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941–1945

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One of the special privileges of Sustaining Fellows membership is the opportunity to see exciting exhibitions before they open to the general public. On July 26, Sustaining Fellows hosted the opening festivities for Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941–1945. Peter Zegers, Rothman Family Research Curator, and Jill E. Bugajski, exhibition research associate, along with catalogue contributor Adam Jolles, provided an informative overview of the exhibition. Following their talk, Sustaining Fellows enjoyed a preview of the exhibition, a musical performance by Golosa, Chicago’s premiere Russian choir, and a festive reception in Griffin Court complete with 1940s-inspired fare and Big Band music. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Jul 26 2011

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Artists Connect: Joyce Owens Connects with Marc Chagall

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Painter Joyce Owens grew up in a culturally diverse neighborhood; her strong African American roots were infused with Jewish culture. Responding to the secular theme of Marc Chagall's *The Circus Rider,* Owens discusses how her work relates to what she describes as the sophistication of Chagall's deceptively simple work. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Mar 05 2011

45mins

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Byzantine Reliquary Pendants

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James Robinson, British Museum, provided a rich overview of Byzantine Reliquary Pendants and reviewed the context from which they came. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Feb 24 2011

59mins

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Seeing Things: John Marin's Watercolors

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Curator Martha Tedeschi explores how the artist's influential experiments in watercolor and unorthodox ideas about framing helped create modern objects that surge with emotion. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Feb 18 2011

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Objects Speak Back

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James Elkins, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, reviewed observations on how we see things with a particular look at art. He was introduced by Art Institute President and Director James Cuno. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Feb 17 2011

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Sustaining Fellows Annual Meeting

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On February 14 the Sustaining Fellows gathered for a recap of the previous year and also hear some news of things to come at the museum. After champagne around the Woman’s Board Grand Staircase, guests gathered in Fullerton Hall where curators Gloria Groom, Christopher Monkhouse, and James Rondeau provided an exciting first glimpse at upcoming exhibitions before a lovely dinner in Terzo Piano closed the night. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Feb 14 2011

1hr 24mins

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Woven Traditions: Asante and Ewe Textiles

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Nii Quarcoopome, Detroit Institute of Art, highlighted selections of Asante and Ewe textiles in the Art Institute of Chicago collections. He was introduced by curator Kathleen Berzock. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Feb 11 2011

1hr 11mins

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Symposium—Material Witness: Documentary since the 1940s (Heather Diack)

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Speakers for this symposium provided a rich overview of documentary photography from the 1940s through the 1990s. Jason Hill, PhD candidate, Department of Art History, University of Southern California, reviewed the 1940s newspaper PM. Louis Kaplan, Professor, History and Theory of Photography, Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga, spoke on William Klein's 1956 photobook. David Campany, Reader in Photography, The University of Westminster, spoke on Dan Graham. Heather Diack, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia, talk about John Baldessari. Sophie Hackett, Assistant Curator of Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario, discussed Barbara Kruger. Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Professor, History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara, spoke on the 1990 Rodney King beatings. This event, held in conjunction with the special photography exhibition American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White, was supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Feb 04 2011

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Symposium—Material Witness: Documentary since the 1940s (Sophie Hackett)

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Speakers for this symposium provided a rich overview of documentary photography from the 1940s through the 1990. Louis Kaplan, professor of history and theory of photography, Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga, spoke on William Klein's 1956 photobook. This event, held in conjunction with the special photography exhibition American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White, was supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Feb 04 2011

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Symposium—Material Witness: Documentary since the 1940s (Abigail Solomon-Godeau)

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Speakers for this symposium provided a rich overview of documentary photography from the 1940s through the 1990s. Jason Hill, PhD candidate, Department of Art History, University of Southern California, reviewed the 1940s newspaper PM. Louis Kaplan, Professor, History and Theory of Photography, Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga, spoke on William Klein's 1956 photobook. David Campany, Reader in Photography, The University of Westminster, spoke on Dan Graham. Heather Diack, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia, talk about John Baldessari. Sophie Hackett, Assistant Curator of Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario, discussed Barbara Kruger. Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Professor, History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara, spoke on the 1990 Rodney King beatings. This event, held in conjunction with the special photography exhibition American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White, was supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Feb 04 2011

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Symposium—Material Witness: Documentary since the 1940s (Louis Kaplan)

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Speakers for this symposium provided a rich overview of documentary photography from the 1940s through the 1990. Louis Kaplan, professor of history and theory of photography, Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga, spoke on William Klein's 1956 photobook. This event, held in conjunction with the special photography exhibition American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White, was supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Feb 04 2011

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Changing Face, Changing Place—A History of African Art at the Art Institute of Chicago

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Curator Kathleen Bickford Berzock traces the history of African Art at the museum from the 1920s to the present, introducing the new installation opening spring 2011. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Feb 04 2011

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Symposium—Material Witness: Documentary since the 1940s (David Campany)

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Speakers for this symposium provided a rich overview of documentary photography from the 1940s through the 1990s. Jason Hill, PhD candidate, Department of Art History, University of Southern California, reviewed the 1940s newspaper PM. Louis Kaplan, Professor, History and Theory of Photography, Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga, spoke on William Klein's 1956 photobook. David Campany, Reader in Photography, The University of Westminster, spoke on Dan Graham. Heather Diack, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia, talk about John Baldessari. Sophie Hackett, Assistant Curator of Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario, discussed Barbara Kruger. Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Professor, History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara, spoke on the 1990 Rodney King beatings. This event, held in conjunction with the special photography exhibition American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White, was supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Feb 04 2011

36mins

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Symposium—Material Witness: Documentary since the 1940s (Jason Hill)

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Speakers for this symposium provided a rich overview of documentary photography from the 1940s through the 1990s. Jason Hill, PhD candidate, Department of Art History, University of Southern California, reviewed the 1940s newspaper PM. Louis Kaplan, Professor, History and Theory of Photography, Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga, spoke on William Klein's 1956 photobook. David Campany, Reader in Photography, The University of Westminster, spoke on Dan Graham. Heather Diack, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia, talk about John Baldessari. Sophie Hackett, Assistant Curator of Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario, discussed Barbara Kruger. Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Professor, History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara, spoke on the 1990 Rodney King beatings. This event, held in conjunction with the special photography exhibition American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White, was supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Feb 04 2011

21mins

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Artist Talk—An-My Le

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Photographer An-My Le reviewed her work highlighting the Vietnam War reenactment scenes and those of soldiers training for Iraq. This lecture was the keynote for the Material Witness symposium that took place February 4, 2011. Kate Bussard, exhibition curator and symposium host, introduced her. This event was supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Feb 03 2011

59mins

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Horace Pippin's Cabin in the Cotton

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Curator Sarah Kelly discusses self-taught artist Horace Pippin's layered paint technique and reviews primary sources that seem to have inspired his famous Cabin in the Cotton images. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.

Jan 07 2011

56mins

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