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
Georgia Public Broadcasting's State of the Arts is a one-hour quarterly arts series. Within its programming are segments that introduce 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."
Georgia Museum of Art has posted numerous videos on the Web. Examples include:
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum presented Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities (5/24/08), May 23 - September 7, 2008 and offers a video (03:24) relating to the exhibit.
The J. Paul Getty Museum's website, as of April 2005, provided over twenty videos, including collection tours, behind the scenes conservation methods for various types of art, installations, artist conversations, and the making of several types of art in a "Video Gallery" that uses RealPlayer. In the Video Gallery's "behind the Scenes" section a 3-minute video is named "Hockney: Pearblossiom Highway" and features David Hockney explaining the inspiration for one of his creations. Another 3-minute video named "Photographs Overview" discusses photography as art.
Accompanying the page for the exhibit The Photographs of Frederick Sommer: A Centennial Tribute, showing May 10 - September 4, 2005, is a video explaining how Sommer transformed objects using photography.
Included in the page for the exhibit All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852-1860, on exhibit February 1 through Aprl 24, 2005, a video shows how Fenton photographed the Crimean War.
Accompanying the page for the exhibit Walker Evans: Before + After, on exhibit July 10 - October 28, 2001, a 4 1/2-minute video introduces the exhibition and another 4 1/2-minute video features Walker Evans in His Own Words.
The Gibbes Museum of Art website, as of April 2013, provided a 9-minute video titled Prop Master - An Installation by Juan Logan and Susan Harbage Page. In the video the artists create their installation at the Gibbes with interpretation by Sara Arnold, Associate Curator of Collections.
Greenwich Workshop presents Western
Thunder: The Collected Works of Frank McCarthy. 58 minutes. Frank McCarthy's
artistic approach is not to do a historical document, but more a portrayal
of a scene that has happened many times in many places in the West. (See
sample clip here)
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