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Lakota Quillwork: Art and Legend. This program features Flossie New Holy Bear Robe and Alice New Holy Blue Legs, Lakota women who demonstrate the techniques of quillwork. The legends and art of Lakota porcupine quillwork, past and present, are explored. 45 minutes. (quote courtesy Plains Art Msueum)
Land and Landscape: Views of America's History and Culture Follows the history of photography and landscape painting in America. Looks at its beginnings in the 19th century and compares the similarities and differences in modern techniques. Produced by the National Museum of American Art. Guide, workbook, 27-minute video, 15 small prints. Description source: Amon Carter Museum Teacher Resource Center.
Landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church is a 29 minute 1989 National Gallery of Art video directed by Joseph J. Reis and narrated by Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr., Curator of American Art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. From the 1850s to the 1870s, Frederic Edwin Church was the leading landscape painter in America. This video traces Church's career from his early studies in the Catskills and the Hudson River Valley with the eminent landscape painter Thomas Cole. The program continues through Church's maturity when his grand, all-encompassing paintings of the great natural wonders of the Americas made him one of the nation's most celebrated landscape painters of the 19th century. The program includes live footage of the Catskills and of Church's "final work of art," Olana, his house overlooking the Hudson River. Paintings shown include New England Scenery (1851), Niagara (1857), Heart of the Andes (1859), Icebergs (1861), Twilight in the Wilderness (1860), Cotopaxi (1862), Parthenon (1871), and Morning in the Tropics (1877). This program is also available in the DVD collection: American Art, 17851926: Seven Artist Profiles.This DVD is lent free of charge through the National Gallery of Art's Division of Education (go to NGA Loan Materials)
Large Scale Projects: Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen is a 60 minute 2000 Museum of Modern Art video whcih covers the works of husband-and-wife artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. Follow the couple as they plan and execute various large-scale works, including "Knifeship" at the Guggenheim Museum, "Binocular Building" in Venice, California, and "Spoonbridge and Cherry" in Minneapolis.
Larry Rivers - An American Master, (c) 1993, running time: 28 minutes. Program 37 from Art/New York, which says of this video: "On this program we'll look at the work of Larry Rivers, a major and seminal figure in American Art. Rivers' painting is often visionary, inclusive and prophetic of styles and movements to follow. He is a maverick, an iconoclast and a true bohemian of our times. On this program we'll see three shows at the Marlborough Gallery in New York City. Included are interviews with LARRY RIVERS, noted art historian SAM HUNTER, HELEN HARRISON, director of the Krasner-Pollock House in East Hampton, L.I. and DAVID ROBINSON, director of the Marlborough Gallery in New York."
Larry Rivers, Public & Private is a 75 minute film from the Museum of Modern Art. Larry Rivers is known for his outspokenness, irreverence, and wit. Here Rivers appropriates images of historically established masterpieces and transforms them according to his personal vision.
Latino Art and Culture from the National Museum of American Art Examines ways that seven contemporary Latino artists from various communities have provided artistic contributions in the United States. Artists talk about themselves, their work, and their environment. Study guide, 28-minute video, 14 slides, 10 small prints Description source: Amon Carter Museum Teacher Resource Center
Laura Gilpin: An Enduring Grace Traces the life and work of American photographer Laura Gilpin (1891-1979), who documented the American Southwest and its native peoples for more than 60 years. 28-minute video. Description source: Amon Carter Museum Teacher Resource Center
Lichtenstein in London: 21 minutes 1968. "By blending actual film of people viewing Roy Lichtenstein's works with comments by them at a 1968 opening in London, this video gives an often humorous slant by revealing just how people react to art. As well, comments by the artist are included to give serious insight into Lichtenstein's approaches as a major force in Pop Art and graphics oriented painting and sculpture."
Life and Art of William H. Johnson, The. William H. Johnson was one of the first black painters to struggle with the relationship between the visual heritage of his African roots and his European artistic training. This visual biography is the fascinating story of what it was like to be a black artist in the 1920s through the 1940s, weaving together the social history of the time and Johnson's art. The 25 minute program also includes eight museum reproductions of Johnson's paintings, plus a Grades 5-12 teacher's guide. "Profiles American painter William H. Johnson (1901--1970), one of the first African-American painters to receive European training. Part 1 -- "Chronology of Life and Art," relates the difficulties of being an African-American painter in the 1920s through the 1940s. Part 2 -- "Art Appreciation Lessons," examines the work of Johnson and discusses his style, working methods, humor, and the influence of African sculpture in his work."  Available through the Sullivan Video Library at The Speed Art Museum which holds a sizable collection of art-related videos available to educators at no charge.
The Life and Work of J. E. Costigan, N.A. 1992. This video biography is rendering of John Costigan's life and work as collectively depicted by scholars who knew him through his work and by a daughter and nephew who knew him also as a person. 29 minutes (text courtesy Georgia Museum of Art)
Linda McCartney: Behind the Lens. 48 minutes. Available through Currier Museum of Art. View a video of the same name of this video here. Sir Paul McCartney opens an exhibition of his late wife Linda's photography. [02:14]
Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story, The is a 86 minute DVD from Home Vision Entertainment directed by Susan W. Dryfoos and starring Carol Channing, Joan Collins, Jules Feiffer, Robert Goulet, Barbara Walters, Dolly Haas, Joseph Papp and Lauren Bacall. Nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature (1996), The Line King celebrates Hirschfeld's many years of work for The New York Times, where his drawings were a centerpiece of the Sunday Arts section. ISBN: 0-7800-2796-5
Living Portraits: New Mexico Artists & Writers. "This DVD is a series of three, short films. They feature interviews with the artists, examples of their work, and footage of places and activities important to their lives. A discussion guide accompanies each film to assist teachers and others in fully considering the issues raised in the films." Text courtesy of Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Available through the Fine Arts Museum, Santa Fe.
Los Four; Murals of Aztlan: the Street Painters of East Los Angeles. Two documentaries on key moments and figures in Chicano art. Los Four documents the first exhibition of Chicano artists held at a major art museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in 1974. Murals of Aztlan documents the exhibition of the same name at the Craft and Folk Art Museum of Los Angeles in 1981. Featured artists include Los Four (Carlos Almaraz, Gilbert "Magu" Sanchez Lujan, Roberto de la Rocha, Frank Romero), Gronk, Judith Hernandez, Willie Herron, John Valadez, and others. Released as motion pictures in 1974 and 1981. Producer, director, James Tartan. 46 min. DVD 2785 from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Loss of Innocence: Paris and New York in the Early 20th Century, The. The International Exhibition of Modern Art of 1913 offered to the American public its introduction to the avant garde art of Europe. Informally called the Armory Show because it was held in a military armory, this exhibition attracted huge crowds encouraging a wide range of criticism and viewpoints. Critics labeled the Cubist works primitive and hard to understand, while there was grudging respect for the cleverness of the compositions and their intellectual control. The most radical American artist was John Sloan of the Ashcan School while, Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase became the key work of the exhibition. Lecturer: Wanda Corn (Stanford Univ.). Dist.: Chip Taylor Communications. 1998. 60 min. Video/C 7278 from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Louise Bourgeois, (c) 1987, running time: 28 minutes. Program 27 from Art/New York, which says of this video: "This videotape covers two of Bourgeois' sculpture shows at the Robert Miller Gallery. Included is a fascinating interview with this long-standing, highly respected member of the New York art world. Text is by ROBERT STORR, curator of Painting and Sculpture at MOMA."
Louise Nevelson: Portrait of an Artist. 30 minutes. Available through Currier Museum of Art.
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