African American Art: Online Videos

with an emphasis on representational art

 




TFAO suggests these online videos:

American art from the Howard University Collection is part of a national touring exhibition. This major exhibition and conservation project was a three-year collaborative effort by a network of cultural institutions. It was organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art and The Studio Museum of Harlem, in association with the Williamstown Art Conservation Center, Howard University, and five other Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Howard University Libraries presents videos in which Tritobia Benjamin, Ph.D. discusses African American artists including Edward M Bannister, Romare Bearden, Alexander Calder, Elizabeth Catlett and many others. Accessed May, 2015.

from Brightcove.tv a Jan 9, 2007 video tribute to Gordon Parks (5:45) [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

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. On June 20, 2002 Lyn Kienholz & Rohini Talalla conducted a six-part interview with Betye Saar. Accessed May, 2015.

Dean Mitchell: Space, People & Places, an exhibit held November 26, 2010 - March 6, 2011 at the Canton Museum of Art. Includes link to magazine article and link to Special PBS Program by Western Reserve Public Media, featuring an online video [26:30]. Aired: 12/19/2010. Accessed May, 2015.

Georgia Public Broadcasting's State of the Arts is a one-hour arts series that introduced artists and take viewers "behind-the-scenes" for art exhibits. The host, writer and co-producer of the series is Hamilton Northcutt. As of August, 2005 there were streaming video presentations available online covering the first four episodes. Excerpts on American art include "Albany Museum of Art," "Funky Chicken Arts Project," "High Museum: The Art of Romare Bearden," "Jack Leigh," "Mark of the Potter," "The Morris Museum," and "Telfair Museum of Art," Upcoming in September, 2005 is "Zelda Grant, Fabric Artist." [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

The WGBH/Boston Forum Network is an audio and video streaming web site dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures, including a number of videos on Art and Architecture. Partners include a number of museums, colleges, universities and other cultural organizations. See listings of related videos in this catalogue indexed by partner name. Harvard Graduate School of Education partnered with the WGBH Forum Network for:Conversation with Edmund Barry Gaither, (1 hour, 24 minutes) a lecture by Edmund Gaither, director, Center Afro-American Artists and co-founder of the African American Museum Association, discusses his experiences as an art historian, lecturer, writer, and advocate for African American artists. [April 10, 2002. Accessed May, 2015.

The WGBH/Boston Forum Network is an audio and video streaming web site dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures, including a number of videos on Art and Architecture. Partners include a number of museums, colleges, universities and other cultural organizations. See listings of related videos in this catalogue indexed by partner name. High Museum of Art partnered with the WGBH Forum Network for Harlem Renaissance and Paris, a lecture by Richard A. Long, professor emeritus, IDS, Emory [February 17, 2007] Accessed May, 2015.

James Biggers and Friends Opening Remarks 1 min - Feb 10, 2008 - Google Video says: "A collection of African American art works was displayed at Gaston College in Dallas, NC. during the month of January and February 2008. James Biggers invited artists from South and North Carolina to participate in a show entitled "James Biggers and Friends". Mr. James Biggers, is the nephew of the late Dr. John Biggers and an instructor at the college. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.] To learn more about the show and John Biggers go here. Accessed May, 2015.

Koehnline Museum of Art's Oakton Art Video Archives offers videos produced in connection with exhibitions. One of the archived videos is "Convergence: Jewish and African American Artists in Depression Era Chicago" [6:48]. Accessed May, 2015.

The WGBH/Boston Forum Network is an audio and video streaming web site dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures, including a number of videos on Art and Architecture. Partners include a number of museums, colleges, universities and other cultural organizations. See listings of related videos in this catalogue indexed by partner name. Museum of Afro-American History partnered with the Forum Network for Looking For Mr. Gilbert: African-American Photographer, (55 minutes) a lecture by John Hanson Mitchell., author, presents slides of works by Robert Alexander Gilbert, who was a 19th century African American artist. Mitchell talks about the life of this unassuming Renaissance man who took haunting photos of the Boston landscape and its people. [March 30., 2005] Accessed May, 2015.

In 2002 the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia produced a 4-part video documentary with commentary by John Howett, Professor of Art History, Emory University, Atlanta, GA on an important Georgia corporate art collection. Dr. Howett connects the "amalgam of artistic influences" of historic art with the work of contemporary Georgia artists. Another video discussed a commissioned work by African American artist Benny Andrews [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

The Barkley L. Hendricks page from the Nasher Museum of Art contained links to a video and podcast for the exhibition Barkley Hendricks: Birth of the Cool. The museum says: "During the exhibition at the Nasher Museum, a video camera in the frame of "Fela: Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen" sent a live feed to the website. In this interactive installation, we saw the perspective of the late Nigerian Afrobeat musician and activist, Fela Kuti, who looked at viewers while they looked at him. "[6:00] [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

The National Academy Museum presents a video archive page contains talks by academicians -- including David Driskell -- about their work. Accessed May 2015.

Otis College presents the series: Otis Legacy Project: Interviews of Distinguished Otis Alumni. Alison Saar attended Otis in 1981. She is well known as a sculptor although she works in several mediums. Her work generally deals with gender issues. Alison was interviewed by Otis students in March 2008. [5:25] Text from Otis College. Otis College Ben Maltz Gallery presented a series called Otis Speaks. Kerry James Marshall spoke to students and the public September 7th 2008. He spoke about his life, his influences, and his art illustrated by images of his work. [6:49] Text from Otis College. Accessed May, 2015.

PBS's two-season television series Art-21, Art in the Twenty-First Century welcome page explains that the series is "the only series on television to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States, and it uses the medium of television to provide an experience of the visual arts that goes far beyond a gallery visit. Fascinating and intimate footage allows the viewer to observe the artists at work, watch their process as they transform inspiration into art, and hear their thoughts as they grapple with the physical and visual challenges of achieving their artistic visions." The Art-21 web site contains video clips relating to each of the many featured artists including Fred Wilson and Martin Puryear. Accessed May, 2015.

PBS maintains an online archive of individual segments from NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Several segments covering the visual arts are available by video search in the Arts & Entertainment category by keyword "Jeffrey Brown". Arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown reports October 27, 2003 on the art of Romare Bearden. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

The Smithsonian American Art Museum's Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art: presents David Driskell - An Introspective Art Account: Personal Entitlement October 10, 2007. Distinguished scholar and curator David Driskell is cited as one of the world's leading authorities on the subject of African American Art. He currently holds the title of Distinguished University Professor of Art, Emeritus, at the University of Maryland, College Park. Upon his retirement from the University of Maryland in 1998, The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the African Diaspora was founded to promote his scholarship and service to the University. Driskell is the recipient of ten honorary doctoral degrees in art, and has authored numerous books, essays, and catalogues including Narratives of African American Art and Identity: The David C. Driskell Collection, published in 1998. In 1997, he received the National Humanities Medal from President Clinton. A highly regarded artist working in collage and mixed media, Driskell has exhibited his work in museums and galleries worldwide. Text courtesy Google Video. More Info on the Smithsonian American Art Museum Site. The above video listing contains biographical information courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum. Accessed May, 2015.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum also produced a video series titled American Art in Dialogue with Africa, available online through ArtBabble. According to ArtBabble, "Opening session on Day 1 of 'American Art in Dialogue with Africa and Its Diaspora.' This two-day symposium examined the role of Africa and its diaspora in the development of art of the United States, from nineteenth-century portraiture to American modernism; from the Harlem Renaissance to the contemporary art world.." Accessed June, 2015.

University of California - Santa Barbara's Cultural Awareness Gallery presents video interviews with Professor Judith Wilson, Ph.D, Art Historian, specializing in African American Art, University of California, Irvine and Professor Albert Boime, Ph.D, Art Historian, University of California, Los Angeles speak on African American art. (click on the "Galleries" link to reach the page containing the video interviews.) [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

Visionary artist Leon Kennedy discusses painter John Biggers 4 min - Sep 10, 2007. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

WGBH/Boston presented a 3-minute video clip in which John Wilson talks about his sculpture Eternal Presence, being installed on the lawn of the National Center of Afro-American Artists in Roxbury. The original air date of the program containing the segment was October 1, 1987. In another 2 1/2 minute clip, artist Sidewalk Sam works with Boston schoolchildren to create a mural. Accessed May, 2015.

YouTube "TRIBUTE TO AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTIST-JACOB LAWRENCE" [08:32] Accessed May, 2015.

YouTube "The Great American Epic: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series" at the Phillips Collection [01:31] Accessed May, 2015.

YouTube contributor Cybelephotography combined music and photographs by famous photographers into 55 "Masters of Photography" videos including "Masters of Photography - Gordon Parks" [05:36] [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

 

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