American Art Online Audio

a catalogue of audio recordings of lectures and conversations with artists, scholars and others

with content focusing on representational art listed by source name

and presented free of charge

 



 

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art as of 2013 provided an online service named DMAtv, which contained a section named Program Recordings, with audio by scholars and artists, accompanied by transcripts of the recordings. A recording dated May 3, 2003 was titled The Lone Star Regionalist: The Legacy of Jerry Bywaters, with Sam Ratcliffe, John Lunsford, Jerry Bywaters Cochran, and Joseph B. Rucker. On May 28, 1995 Robert Rosenblum, Art Historian and Curator, and Roy Lichtenstein, Artist, presented Conversation with Roy Lichtenstein. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

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deYoung Museum

The deYoung Museum website has a podcasts page (Link found expired as of 4/24/09 audit. Source site may contain this content via a revised URL) which is a series of free monthly audio segments offering news, features, and "hidden treasures" from the de Young museum. The February 2006 (Link found expired as of 4/24/09 audit. Source site may contain this content via a revised URL) podcast contains a tour of the American art galleries.
 
 

Duke University Library

The Duke University Library web site contains audio recordings of lectures from the Engaging Faculty Series, which are "informal, interdisciplinary conversations that provide an opportunity for faculty to hear about the work of their colleagues in other departments and give students and the general public a chance to learn about research going on at Duke." One of the lectures in the series is by Stanley Abe, assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History. His November 2000 lecture,"The Bright Leaf: Xu Bing and Tobacco at Duke," (Link found expired as of 4/24/09 audit. Source site may contain this content via a revised URL) was the second in the Friends of the Library's 2000/2001 Engaging Faculty series. The lecture "focused on the development of the Tobacco Project, a series of installations created by New York artist Xu Bing on the Duke campus and in Durham during the fall of 2000." The web page for the lecture contains both a text summary and a one hour RealAudio stream.

 

FLUXLIST

William Woods of radio station KRAB interviewed George Maciunas in a 55-minute broadcast separated into 8 audio clips following a Fluxus Festival. This was the last Fluxus Festival to be organized and directed by Maciunas, who died eight months later at the age of 46. Accessed June, 2015.

 

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is among the first major visual arts institutions to take advantage of new podcasting technology with the posting of three podcast programs at its web site in June, 2005. In a November 17, 2005 podcast Ken Swanson, dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, has a casual conversation with Frist Center Community Relations Manager Adelaide Vienneau about his personal reflections on the Hudson River School exhibition. An October 21, 2005 podcast features Frist Center Exhibitions Curator Mark Scala leading an ARTini talk with Frist Center visitors focusing on a few works in the Hudson River School: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art exhibition. The Frist's first podcast features a discussion of the organization's new exhibition The Fragile Species: New Art Nashville with the Frist Center Curator Mark Scala and docents Mancil Ezell and Jay Turman in a conversation about the exhibition and Nashville's burgeoning community of artists. A second podcast features a visit with budding artists in the Frist's popular Martin ArtQuest interactive gallery, and the third features Mancil Ezell offering an architectural overview of the building which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

GalleryCast

GalleryCast was a worldwide guide for museum, exhibit, and art gallery podcasts. Podcasts are included from several American art museums covering topics in American representational art. (Link found expired as of 4/24/09 audit. Source site may contain this content via a revised URL)

 

J. Paul Getty Museum

In Focus: Picturing Landscape an exhibit held May 22 - October 7, 2012 at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Includes illustrated checklist, audio clips. Accessed June, 2015.
 
Jo Ann Callis: Woman Twirling an exhibit held March 31 - August 9, 2009 at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Includes audio clips. Accessed June, 2015.
 
Paul Outerbridge: Command Performance an exhibit held March 31 - August 9, 2009 at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Includes audio clips. Accessed June, 2015.
 
Accompanying the page on the Getty web site for the exhibition Edward Weston: Enduring Vision, showing July 31 - September 25, 2007, in an audio clip Weston's grandson, photographer Kim Weston, discusses the photograph Nude, Bertha Wardell. The Getty says: "After seeing an exhibition of his photographs at the University of California at Los Angeles, the dancer Bertha Wardell volunteered to model for Edward Weston. She soon became a friend and lover, modeling for him in the spring of 1927 at his Glendale studio. Weston particularly admired her dancer's combination of strength and grace, writing that 'her beauty in movement is an exquisite sight.'" Accessed June, 2015.
 
Accompanying the page on the Getty web site for the exhibition Three Roads Taken: The Photographs of Paul Strand, showing May 10 - September 4, 2005, an audio clip explains how Strand incorporated modernist ideas into "Still Life with Pear." Other clips talk about Strand's message in "Blind Woman," the photographer's interest in rural Scotland in the photograph titled "White Horse, South Uist," and how strand created the image "Seated Man, Uruapan del Progreso Michoacan, Mexico." Accessed June, 2015.
 
The page for the exhibit The Photographs of Frederick Sommer: A Centennial Tribute, showing May 10 - September 4, 2005, contains three audio clips interpreting the photographer's images. Accessed June, 2015.
 
The page for the photography exhibit Close to Home: An American Album showing October 12, 2004 - January 16, 2005 contains an audio clip with curator Weston Naef introducing the exhibition. Accessed June, 2015.
 
 

Georgia Museum of Art

 
The Georgia Museum of Art produced podcasts posted on the musum's website. Titles by Paul Manoguerra, Curator of American art, included:
 
-- Paul Manoguerra leads a tour of Jay Robinson
-- Paul Manoguerra leads a tour of American Impressionism
-- Paul Manoguerra leads a tour of Let Loose Upon Innocence: George Bellows and World War
[Links found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

 

The Grace Museum

Visitors to The Grace Museum beginning in 2005 had the opportunity to download to their MP3 player audio segments posted on the museum's web site prior to visiting a related exhibit. A page containing the MuseCasting section of the Museum's website said: "We want you in our galleries with headphones on! Here at The Grace we strive to bring you the best podcasted programming possible. Follow the link to the exhibits where podcasts are available! " The Grace's first podcast was posted to be available until August 27, 2005, for the exhibit Fine Line: Mental Health/Mental Illness's final day. It featured an interview with San Antonio photographer Michael Nye. The Grace added podcasts regularly to their web site. Upcoming programs included gallery lectures, docent-led tours of the galleries and audio "eavesdropping" on The Grace's popular Children's Museum. Presently, a MuseCasting blog contains audio tracks. Accessed June, 2015.
 

 

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