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Enjoy these audio recordings of free public lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago by the world's foremost 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. The Ancient Art Podcast is not affiliated with the Art Institute of Chicago. Visit the Ancient Art Podcast at http://www.ancientartpodcast.org. Access the original Art Institute lecture audio recordings at http://www.artic.edu/ai...



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Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Dec 8, 2011 Ancient Art Podcast
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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.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Dec 8, 2011 Ancient Art Podcast
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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...
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Dec 8, 2011 Ancient Art Podcast
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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.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Oct 20, 2011 Ancient Art Podcast
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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.
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...
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Mar 5, 2011 Ancient Art Podcast
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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.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Feb 24, 2011 Ancient Art Podcast
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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.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Feb 18, 2011 Ancient Art Podcast
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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.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Feb 17, 2011 Ancient Art Podcast
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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.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Feb 14, 2011 Ancient Art Podcast
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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...
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Feb 11, 2011 Ancient Art Podcast
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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.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Feb 4, 2011 Ancient Art Podcast
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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...
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Feb 4, 2011 Ancient Art Podcast
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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...
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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...
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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.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Feb 4, 2011 Ancient Art Podcast
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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...
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Feb 4, 2011 Ancient Art Podcast
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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...
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Feb 4, 2011 Ancient Art Podcast
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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...
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Feb 3, 2011 Ancient Art Podcast
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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.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Jan 7, 2011 Ancient Art Podcast
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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.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Dec 10, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Stuart Pyhrr, Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses armor and Chicago's George F. Harding, Jr.'s passion for collecting it. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Dec 4, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Isak Applin, instructor in the Department of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute, discusses connections between his own work and panel paintings on the life of St. John the Baptist by 15th-century Sienese artist Giovanni di Paolo. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Nov 20, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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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.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Nov 19, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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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.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Nov 11, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Wendy Doniger, University of Chicago, traced a centuries-old dispute on the symbolism of a genre of votary object representing Hindu god Shiva. James Cuno, president and director of the Art Institute of Chicago, introduced her. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Oct 8, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Tim Samuelson, cultural historian for the City of Chicago, spoke on the experience of seeing Louis Sullivan's buildings as a part of the symposium "From Fragment to Photograph—Interpreting Louis Sullivan's Architecture." He was introduced by curator Alison Fisher. This symposium was offered in support of the special exhibition Looking after Louis Sullivan: Photographs, Drawings, and Fragments. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at...
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Oct 8, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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John Vinci, Vinci/Hamp Architects, discussed "Completing the Process: The Complete Architecture of Adler and Sullivan" as a part of the symposium "From Fragment to Photograph—Interpreting Louis Sullivan's Architecture." He was introduced by curator Alison Fisher. This symposium was offered in support of the special exhibition Looking after Louis Sullivan: Photographs, Drawings, and Fragments. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at...
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Oct 8, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Jeffrey Plank, University of Virginia, presented his lecture "From Photograph and Fragment to History" as a part of the symposium "From Fragment to Photograph—Interpreting Louis Sullivan's Architecture." He was introduced by curator Elizabeth Siegel. This symposium was offered in support of the special exhibition Looking after Louis Sullivan: Photographs, Drawings, and Fragment.. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at...
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Oct 8, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Richard Cahan, historian, spoke about living with photographer Richard Nickel as a part of the symposium "From Fragment to Photograph—Interpreting Louis Sullivan's Architecture." He was introduced by curator Elizabeth Siegel. This symposium was offered in support of the special exhibition Looking after Louis Sullivan: Photographs, Drawings, and Fragments. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Oct 8, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Alison Fisher, Art Institute of Chicago curator, spoke about Louis Sullivan and the development of architectural ornament as a part of the symposium "From Fragment to Photograph—Interpreting Louis Sullivan's Architecture." This symposium was offered in support of the special exhibition Looking after Louis Sullivan: Photographs, Drawings, and Fragments. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Oct 8, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Elizabeth Siegel, Art Institute curator, outlined the goals of the symposium "From Fragment to Photograph—Interpreting Louis Sullivan's Architecture" and explored John Szarkowski's photography of architecture as key to our seeing and appreciating Louis Sullivan's work keenly. Matthew S. Witkovsky, curator and chair of the Department of Photography, opened the symposium. This symposium was offered in support of the special exhibition Looking after Louis Sullivan: Photographs,...
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Oct 2, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Georgina Valverde discusses her work and the inspiration she draws from the Art Institute's collection. Inscribed with text from the Quran and encoded with significant geometric patterns, the Talismanic Textile relates to Valverde's interest in handmade objects, the cultures from which they emerge, and the power that resides in these works. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Sep 25, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Marvin Heiferman, independent curator, discusses selected themes that run throughout Baltz' work as a part of the symposium "Four Pictures—Four Things." He was introduced by Art Institute curator Matthew S. Witkovsky. This symposium was offered in support of a special exhibition Lewis Baltz: Prototypes/Ronde de Nuit. Presented as a part of the symposium "Four Pictures—Four Things." This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at...
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Sep 25, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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David Raskin, School of the Art Institute, explores the relationship of Baltz' photographs to Object Theory, Picture Theory, and other current theoretical explorations in the visual arts. He was introduced by Art Institute curator Matthew S. Witkovsky. This symposium was offered in support of a special exhibition Lewis Baltz: Prototypes/Ronde de Nuit. Presented as a part of the symposium "Four Pictures—Four Things." This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore...
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Sep 25, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Nancy Levinson, editor of Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm, discussed architecture and urban studies of the late 1960s and early 1970s contemporary to Lewis Baltz' and other young photographers' inquiry into the postwar American landscape as a selected subject for their work. She was introduced by Art Institute curator Matthew S. Witkovsky. This symposium was offered in support of a special exhibition Lewis Baltz: Prototypes/Ronde de Nuit. Presented as a part of the symposium...
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Sep 23, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Matthew Affron, University of Virginia Art Museum, spoke on "The Dynamics of Modern Drawing." The symposium "The Gray Collection—A Particular Eye" was hosted by Suzanne McCullagh, Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Curator of Earlier Prints and Drawings. Presented as a part of the symposium "The Gray Collection—A Particular Eye." This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Sep 23, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Collector and connoisseur Richard Gray talks with curator Suzanne McCullagh. The symposium "The Gray Collection—A Particular Eye" was hosted by Suzanne McCullagh, Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Curator of Earlier Prints and Drawings. Presented as a part of the symposium "The Gray Collection—A Particular Eye." This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Sep 23, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Richard Neer, University of Chicago, spoke on "Poussin, Drawing, and the Antique." The symposium "The Gray Collection—A Particular Eye" was hosted by Suzanne McCullagh, Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Curator of Earlier Prints and Drawings. Presented as a part of the symposium "The Gray Collection—A Particular Eye." This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Sep 23, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Douglas Druick, Art Institute of Chicago, discussed "From Public to Private: Drawing in France, 1850–1900." The symposium "The Gray Collection—A Particular Eye" was hosted by Suzanne McCullagh, Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Curator of Earlier Prints and Drawings. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Sep 23, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Margaret Morgan Grasselli, National Gallery of Art, spoke on "French Drawings: From Vouet to Ingres." The symposium "The Gray Collection—A Particular Eye" was hosted by Suzanne McCullagh, Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Curator of Earlier Prints and Drawings. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Sep 23, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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The symposium "The Gray Collection—A Particular Eye" was opened and hosted by Suzanne McCullagh, Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Curator of Earlier Prints and Drawings. The first speaker, Nicholas Turner, independent scholar, formerly of the British Museum and the Getty, considered "Museums vs. Private Collectors: The Role of Personal Taste in Acquisitions." This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Sep 10, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Lindsay Allen, King's College, London, spoke on Arthur Pope and early Persian art as a part of the symposium "Arthur Pope and a New Survey of Persian Art." This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Sep 10, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Bernard O'Kane, American University, Cairo, spoke on Arthur Pope and Persian architecture as a part of the symposium "Arthur Pope and and New Survey of Persian Art." This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Sep 10, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Robert Hillenbrand, University of Edinburgh, delivered the keynote address for the symposium "Arthur Pope and a New Survey of Persian Art." He was introduced by Jim Cuno, President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the Art Institute of Chicago. This event was cosponsored by the Asian Arts Council. Presented as a part of the symposium "Arthur Pope and a New Survey of Persian Art." This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Sep 10, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Sheila Blair, Boston College, discussed the future of Persian art studies. She was introduced by Art Institute curator and "Arthur Pope and a New Survey of Persian Art" symposium chair Yuka Kadoi. Presented as a part of the symposium "Arthur Pope and a New Survey of Persian Art." This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Sep 10, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Donald Whitcomb, University of Chicago, discussed archaeological methodology of the 1920s and 1930s as it relates to Arthur Pope and his work as a part of the symposium "Arthur Pope and a New Survey of Persian Art." This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Sep 10, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Jonathan Bloom, Boston College, discussed the life and times of Arthur Pope. He was introduced by Art Institute curator and "Arthur Pope and a New Survey of Persian Art" symposium chair Yuka Kadoi. Presented as a part of the symposium "Arthur Pope and a New Survey of Persian Art." This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Sep 10, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Yuka Kadoi, Art Institute of Chicago curator and chair of the symposium "Arthur Pope and a New Survey of Persian Art," spoke about Arthur Pope and later Persian art. Presented as a part of the symposium "Arthur Pope and a New Survey of Persian Art." This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Aug 23, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Gail Feigenbaum, J. Paul Getty Museum, spoke about "Saving Italian Drawings: From the Frying Pan to the History of Art." The symposium "The Gray Collection—A Particular Eye" was hosted by Suzanne McCullagh, Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Curator of Earlier Prints and Drawings. Presented as a part of the symposium "The Gray Collection—A Particular Eye." This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Mar 26, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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German archivist Dieter Elger provides insights into the aesthetics of the art as he provides a rich personal portrait of Gerhard Richter at work. Elger introduces his new biography on Richter. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Mar 25, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Alfred Pacquement, director of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, suggests how a balance between thematic and chronological exhibitions displays a permanent collection in its most productive light. He previews the opening of the Centre Pompidou Metz with a full view of its architectural design and gallery space. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Mar 4, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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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.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Feb 18, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Christa Clarke, Neward Museum, considers the influence of modernism in shaping Western perceptions of African art. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Feb 11, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Wu Hung, University of Chicago, explores the crucial moment in Chinese art that reset an avant-garde movement as he analyzes key art projects, experimental exhibitions, and the language of art criticisms. He is introduced by curator James Rondeau. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Feb 6, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Andreas Fischer looks closely at works by Gustave Courbet, noting the consummate skill with which the painter explored the expressive properties of his medium. Andreas also describes the process by which he developed his own most recent work in the "Ghost Town" series of portraits and landscapes. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Jan 26, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Pierre Boulez, universally acclaimed composer and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Conductor Emeritus, reflects on the high notes of modernism with CSO program annotator Phillip Huscher. Presented with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Jim Cuno, President and Director of the Art Institute provides the introduction. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Jan 14, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Jackson Lears, Board of Governors professor of history at Rutgers University, traces the changing attitudes toward craftsmanship in the 20th-century United States high and popular culture, looking specifically at work produced at Cranbrook, Black Mountain, and Penland. He will also discuss the post-World War II do-it-yourself movement, concluding with reflections (following Matthew Crawford and Richard Sennett) on the eclipse of craftsmanship in the workplaces of the Information Age. This...
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Jan 14, 2010 Ancient Art Podcast
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Julia Fish's paintings are quiet, abstract manifestations of observed realities drawn from personal experiences, memories, and her own immediate surroundings. Many of her early paintings focused on natural phenomena--clouds, snow, frost, vines, bark and ivy. Her more recent work draws upon the poetics of domestic architectural elements, such as a tile floor, studio window, or hall entryway. Methodical and precise, Fish slowly constructs her compositions with many layers of thinned paint,...
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Dec 17, 2009 Ancient Art Podcast
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Donald Hallmark discusses Frank Lloyd Wright's influence on architecture and design in the midwest. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Dec 17, 2009 Ancient Art Podcast
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Museum of Modern Art director Glenn Lowry, examines how modern museums can adapt to the changing circumstances of a globalized world. Mr. Lowry brings insights from MOMA, New York City to this series titled Redirecting Modernism in the inaugural season of the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Dec 13, 2009 Ancient Art Podcast
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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.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Dec 5, 2009 Ancient Art Podcast
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Chicago architect John Ronan discusses his own work in relation to that of Brice Marden, American Minimalist painter. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Nov 14, 2009 Ancient Art Podcast
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Art historian Melissa Dowling, Southern Methodist University, reviews the impact of Emperor Hadrian's architectural and aethetic innovations across the Roman Empire. She is introduced by Mary Greuel. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Nov 12, 2009 Ancient Art Podcast
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Composer John Adams gives the Third Annual Presidential Lecture on how French 19th-century writer Marcel Proust describes the act of listening to music, referring also to novelist Thomas Mann. Adams is 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.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Nov 7, 2009 Ancient Art Podcast
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Silvia Malagrino is a Chicago filmmaker whose work explores the history of violence in her native Argentina through witness narration, interviews, and re-created footage. For Artists Connect, Malagrino discusses her photography and most recent film, Burnt Oranges, in relation to seminal works by Francisco Goya. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Oct 29, 2009 Ancient Art Podcast
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This lecture, in conjunction with the exhibition Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage, explores the ways Victorians viewed photocollage albums and reconciled the visually disruptive medium of photocollage, by placing this work in the context of contemporary Victorian visual culture. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Oct 22, 2009 Ancient Art Podcast
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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.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Oct 16, 2009 Ancient Art Podcast
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Richard Powell, Duke University, spoke on Kerry James Marshall for this symposium. He was introduced by James Rondeau, Frances and Thomas Dittmer Chair of Contemporary Art. This lecture was given as part of a daylong symposium Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago: Case Studies of Selected Works on View. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Oct 16, 2009 Ancient Art Podcast
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Caroll Dunham, an artist whose paintings and drawings are included in many prestigious collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, speaks on Jim Nutt. He was introduced by James Rondeau, Frances and Thomas Dittmer Chair of Contemporary Art. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Oct 16, 2009 Ancient Art Podcast
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Briony Fer of University College, London, spoke on Eva Hesse for this symposium. She was introduced by James Rondeau, Frances and Thomas Dittmer Chair of Contemporary Art. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Oct 16, 2009 Ancient Art Podcast
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Theodora Vischer, based at Schaulager Ruchfeldstrasse, Basel, spoke on Robert Gober for this symposium. She was introduced by James Rondeau, Frances and Thomas Dittmer Chair of Contemporary Art. This lecture was given as part of a daylong symposium Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago: Case Studies of Selected Works on View. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Oct 14, 2009 Ancient Art Podcast
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With the aid of modern CT scan technology, conservators are seeing ancient civilizations in a whole new light, from Egyptian High Priests to Peruvian artisans. Their remnants of day-of-day life are all but lost to time, but we can now expose these cultures and link their very distant past to our present. In this seminar, The Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST) pools together a panel of five distinguished specialists to present case studies: Mary Greuel and Francesa Casadio, Art...
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Oct 3, 2009 Ancient Art Podcast
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Judith Brotman makes altered books, installations, works on paper, and sculpture using nature, found objects, industrial materials, and hand-sewing. Her poetic and often funny works defy categorization. For Artists Connect, Brotman discussed Eva Hesse, arms and armor, and how her work collides with both. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.
Art Institute of Chicago Lectures
Oct 1, 2009 Ancient Art Podcast
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Art historian T. J. Clark, University of California at Berkeley, looks at the period when Cézanne and Pissarro painted side by side, before differences emerged that constituted a decisive stylistic parting of the ways. Introduced by Douglas Druick, Searle Chair of Medieval through Modern Painting and Sculpture, this lecture launched the Rethinking Modernism lecture series of lectures, part of 500 Ways of Looking at Modern. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more...
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Journalist Benjamin Wallace recaps highlights from his book on the rarefied and intriguing world of wine and connoisseurship. This lecture was presented in support of the exhibition A Case for Wine: From King Tut to Today. This podcast is brought to you by the Ancient Art Podcast. Explore more at ancientartpodcast.org.