American Art Online Videos
a catalogue of online lectures and conversations with artists, scholars and others
with content focusing on representational art presented free of charge
Achievement.org is a unique, non-profit entity that has an extensive collection of biographies, profiles and interviews of the great thinkers, achievers and influencers of our time. The site features video segments of an interview with Native American artist Fritz Scholder recorded on June 29, 1996 at Sun Valley, Idaho
The Amarillo Museum of Art has videos posted on this page. One of the videos, titled "An Uncommon Dream," (25 min, 26 sec) is a documentary made in advance of the opening of an exhibition titled An Uncommon Dream: The Amarillo High School Collection of 19th and 20th Century Art, held in 2010 at the Amarillo Museum of Art. Dr. Graziella Marchicelli wrote an article on the exhibition in the March-April 2010 issue of American Art Review. Dr. Marchicelli also initiated the documentaries program for the Amarillo Museum of Art.
The American Museum of Natural History presents Preparing a Museum Group. This 12-minute video, narrated by Ray de Lucia, features archival footage of Wilson working on the Fisher and Porcupine diorama in the Hall of North American Mammals. James Perry Wilson's great artistic skill and feeling are evident in many of the diorama backgrounds in the Hall of North American Mammals, including the majestic view of the Wyoming plains depicted in the Bison and Pronghorn Group. Wilson's views, whether of field, forest, or mountaintop, beautifully convey both the details and character of each scene and fuse imperceptibly with the scene's foreground. Each diorama represents a specific location, carefully selected in the field and faithfully depicted in the foreground exhibits and the background paintings.
Arizona Highways Television is a series of programs devoted to exploring the highways and byways of Arizona. The television programs were created in the spirit of Arizona Highways magazine, a division of the Arizona Department of Transportation. Arizona Highways Television was created in partnership with The Arizona Republic. Programs include:
Arizona Public Media offers
-- a June 3, 2008 video (05:04) to compliment the exhibit Lee Friedlander: American Monuments May 17, 2008 - August 3, 2008 at the Center for Creative Photography. The exhibit examines national identity as seen by a keen observer. Renowned photographer Lee Friedlander's work on American Monuments explores how we define ourselves.
-- a May 27, 2008 video (05:04) on The Pottery Project Explore the art of the potter and the science of the archaeologist as Arizona State Museum celebrates 2,000 years of Native pottery-making traditions in the Southwest. At over 20,000 whole vessels, ASM's collection of Southwest Indian pottery is the world's largest and most comprehensive. Eight years in the making, The Pottery Project features the Arnold and Doris Roland Wall of Pots, the Agnese and Emil Haury Southwest Native Nations Pottery Vault, a state-of-the-art conservation laboratory, and a brand new interpretive gallery. The exhibition, in the new gallery, includes a fully interactive, multi-media Virtual Vault; video interviews with archaeologists and Native potters, and hands-on experiences.
-- a April 22, 2008 video (05:39) on Allan Mardon, who left a successful career in commercial illustration to pursue a career in fine art in Arizona. Mardon became inspired by the graphic beauty and history of his new surroundings and began to approach his canvas in an entirely different way. Arts producer Sooyeon Lee has the story.
-- a April 8, 2008 video (05:14) on Neil Bernstein's controversial memorial works (paintings, sculpture and architectural structures) which are exhibited and acquired by museums and collectors throughout the world. The works are historically grounded in world events using an eclectic collision of disparate elements which range from the sacred to the profane.
-- a February 5, 2008 video (05:14) on Louis David Valenzuela. Sculptor Louis David Valenzuela is doing everyting he can do to keep the Yaqui culture alive through his art. Valenzuela's Pascola masks are in the collection of the Arizona State Museum. In this story, you will see how and why he creates those sacred masks.
-- a November 29, 2007 video (03:05) on Cristina Cardenas. Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, painter Cristina Cardenas explores the disruption of stereotypes of gender, religion and culture through her art work.
On April 7, 2009 the Indianapolis Museum of Art announced the launch of ArtBabble.org, an online community created to showcase art-based video content. The site allows visitors to explore works of art online through a collection of interviews with artists and curators, original documentaries and art installation videos. Incorporating cutting-edge technology, ArtBabble features high-definition video, full text transcription of all the videos on site and interactive features including viewer feedback and video sharing.
Conceived and spearheaded by the IMA, ArtBabble is designed to allow other museums and organizations that produce high-quality, art-focused video content to join the IMA in building the premier online art video destination. As of August 9, 2009 the IMA had partnered with 17 non-profit sources, including 13 museums, each of which had provided video content on ArtBabble; the American Art channel on the site contained 35 videos. Videos include:
-- Kerry James Marshall: On Museums [0:02:13] from Art21
-- The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 [0:07:01] from Guggenheim Museum
-- Conserving Norman Rockwell's "United Nations" from Norman Rockwell Museum [0:14:19]
-- Norman Rockwell Museum: An Introduction from Norman Rockwell Museum [0:06:34]
-- 1934: A New Deal for Artists from Smithsonian American Art Museum [0:30:32]
-- Meet William Christenberry from Smithsonian American Art Museum [0:02:54]
-- Meet Will Barnet from Smithsonian American Art Museum [0:03:34]
-- Alex Katz and Washington Crosses the Delaware from Smithsonian American Art Museum [0:03:38]
Art/New York a video series on contemporary art, was begun in 1979. This unique and extensive series focuses on the visual arts and brings art, artists and exhibitions to a broad public interested in the latest developments on the New York art scene. ART/new york has covered major exhibitions and artists who have defined and shaped the fascinating and diverse directions in contemporary art. Each program features visits to galleries, museums, artist's studios and includes revealing interviews with artists as well as the perspective of critics, curators, and dealers. (from Art/New York website)
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