California Art History
with an emphasis on representational art
Online audio and video
Hood Museum of Art presents lectures and
gallery talks including -- "California-Style" Watercolors and
the Regionalist Impulse in American Art. The opening lecture for Coastline
to Skyline: The Phillip H. Greene Gift of California Watercolors, 1930-1960,
given by Barbara J. MacAdam, the Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art,
on October 15, 2008. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit.
TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
Art of the Missions - California Missions (110) is a 28-minute episode from Huell Howser's California's Gold television series.from December, 2000. It is presented online without charge by the Chapman University Huell Howser Archive. Howser first visits a 4th grade classroom to present students' mission art projects. He then visits the Huntington Library to view early examples of mission drawings, etchings and paintings, including artwork of Henry Chapman Ford. He next speaks with Fr. Jerome Tupa at an exhibition of Fr. Tupa's paintings at the San Diego Historical Society's museum in San Diego, California's Balboa Park. Lastly, Howser visits artist Luis Tur, who creates models of missions in his home from found materials. Accessed January, 2015. Also see Pilgrimage as Metaphor: The Art of Jerome Tupa (1/24/08), published in Resource Library. Accessed June, 2015.
The California/International Arts Foundation,
founded in 1981, organizes and tours contemporary art exhibitions. The Foundation
initiated artsconversations.org as a permanent archive for programming seen
on www.netropolitan.org. Dozens of artist interviews are contained in the
visual arts section of the archives. [Link found to be expired as
of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
On June 20, 2002 Lyn Kienholz & Rohini Talalla conducted a six-part interview with Betye Saar, from Netropolitan.org. Accessed July, 2015.
Lyn Kienholz interviewed Michael C. McMillen, creator of large-scale installation pieces and small-scale sculptures, in two two-part videos. A studio interview was filmed August, 2001 and another two-part video interview conducted at an unspecified date, from Netropolitan.org. Accessed July, 2015.
Lyn Kienholz conducted a June 4, 1998 interview with Ed Hamilton, Ed Ruscha, and Will Mentor concerning Hamilton Press, from Netropolitan.org. Accessed July, 2015.
With an introduction by Henry Winkler, "A Good Time To Be West," filmed in 1984, presents twelve artists creating contemporary California sculpture. Commentary is presented by David Hockney, Robert Arneson and other artists, from Netropolitan.org. Accessed July, 2015.
The California Missions: History, Art, and Preservation, a Getty Conservation Institute panel discussion dated October 20, 2009 held at the Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center. (1h, 22m). Accessed July, 2015.
Cal Poly University's I&IT Division
maintains an online menu
of streaming videos on demand. A portion of the videos are devoted to arts
and culture. Within the arts & culture section are several visual arts
video groups. One streaming video group is Envisioning the Future
which is a project involving the arts, community, and education in an effort
to imagine, create and exhibit diverse images of the future. In September,
2003, renowned artist Judy Chicago and nationally recognized photographer
Donald Woodman spearheaded a unique project at the hub of the Pomona Arts
Colony and participated in a series of panel discussions. One of the 10
videos included in the set, filmed on September 21, 2003, is titled History
of California Art, a slide show lecture approximately 80 minutes in
length presented by Henry Hopkins. This video contains adult content. [Links
found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use
Coit Tower- California's Gold (12004) is a 26-minute episode from Huell Howser's California's Gold television series.from January, 2010. It is presented online without charge by the Chapman University Huell Howser Archive. The Archive page containing the episode says: "Coit Tower was built on top of Telegraph Hill in 1933 at the bequest of Lillie Hitchcock Coit to beautify the City of San Francisco; Lillie bequeathed one-third of her estate to the City of San Francisco "to be expended in an appropriate manner for the purpose of adding to the beauty of the city which I have always loved." Huell spends the day exploring all aspects of this San Francisco landmark, including the beautiful murals that adorn the lobby with the descendants of one of the original artists." Accessed June, 2015.
Earthflix is an online network based on the Monterey Peninsula in California. Small standard definition movies -- such as those below -- are from Endorphin Productions. Endorphin Productions merged with Earth Flix Inc. and now Earthflix.com represents all the media from both sites.
Accessed May, 2015.
KCET, the Los Angeles PBS affiliate, presented the Life & Times series covering a broad array of happenings and stories about greater Los Angeles. Life & Times includes an arts section with numerous videos and transcripts. Examples:
Also from KCET's CA video archive / arts and performance section:
[Links found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
KQED / San Francisco offers streaming video relating to "arts & literature" in the Bay Area. Gallery Crawl visits a number of Bay Area art galleries each month to "check out what's up in the local art scene." The archive of videos contains episodes dating from 2005. For instance:
Arts Archive includes:
Accessed May, 2015.
Laguna Art Museum presented as of 2013 several videos relating to events at the museum including
Accessed July, 2015..
Liquid Art- Road Trip with Huell Howser (114) is a 60-minute episode from Huell Howser's Road Trip television series.from January, 2010. It is presented online without charge by the Chapman University Huell Howser Archive. The Archive page containing the episode says: "In this Road Trip, Huell Howser gets more than his feet wet as he visits artists honored by the Metropolitian Water District for their creative depictions of water in public spaces. Stops include: Blue Line Oasis in Compton, Water Conservation Garden in El Cajon, Wall Gazing Gallery in Fullerton, and Music Center Fountain in Los Angeles." Accessed June, 2015.
Lompoc Mural- California's Gold (1010)) is a 25-minute episode from Huell Howser's California's Gold television series.from January, 1999. It is presented online without charge by the Chapman University Huell Howser Archive. The Archive page containing the episode says: "In a fitting tribute to an obscure piece of California history, the town of Lompoc decided the flower flag was a wonderful image for their annual Mural-in-a-Day event as part of the Old Town Faire. The mural was painted by 15 talented artists and is truly beautiful. Huell met some folks from Bodger Seed and even someone who helped plant the "flag" in 1952." Accessed June, 2015..
Santa Barbara Artists-California's Green (125) is a 28-minute episode from Huell Howser's California's Green television series.from September, 2006. It is presented online without charge by the Chapman University Huell Howser Archive. Daniel Noah wrote concerning the episode: "...The O.A.K. Group, as it is known, is made up of artists who paint magnificent, unspoiled open spaces threatened by development. They then sell these art pieces at a special auction with 50 percent of the profits going to organizations in Santa Barbara County working to preserve our precious and unfortunately disappearing open, natural, landscape. Huell spends a day with some O.A.K. Group members as they painted in three different spectacular locales, and then attends the auction several months later...." Also see Ranchos: The Oak Group Paints the Santa Barbara Countryside by Ellen Easton, published in Resource Library. Accessed June, 2015.
Steinbeck Now presents a [17:01] video: John Steinbeck's Storied Artists: Monterey County Art in American History. Accessed May, 2015.
Sullivan Goss, Ltd. maintains a page titled SGTV Videos devoted to videos concerning American art. Historic artists include Colin Campbell Cooper Lockwood de Forest, Edward Potthast, and Ray Strong. Accessed May, 2015.
UCTV, a service of the University of California, delivers documentaries, faculty lectures, cutting-edge research symposiums and artistic performances from each of the ten UC campuses: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz: Chaotic Scrutiny: The Low and High in LA Art 5/16/05 [58:51]; You See: The Early Years of the UC Davis Studio Art Faculty 2/4/08 [58:06] [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1202 - ART CITY is an archived television broadcast presented online by KCET. "Huell visits a special gallery in Ventura, which provides sculptors with raw materials, a place to work, and a supportive place to show their art." Text courtesy of KCET. Accessed June, 2015..
(above left: Main Museum Complex, above right: LACMA West, photos, ©1999 John Hazeltine. Click on images to enlarge them.)
10/16/13: TFAO wishes to thank Elaine Adams for suggesting references for this page.
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