American Art Online Videos

a catalogue of online lectures and conversations with artists, scholars and others

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The Illinois Women Artists Project offers a page with links to videos including, as of June 2010, Mary Agnes Yerkes (1886-1989), part 1 and 2; Louise Woodroofe; Eleanor Coen; IWA Project's Development, and Nell Brooker Mayhew Life & Art. Accessed May, 2015.

Indianapolis Museum of Art produced a video titled Robert Indiana, available online through ArtBabble. According to ArtBabble, "After a complete restoration of Robert Indiana's Numbers and many discussions with the artist, Richard McCoy, Conservator of Objects and Variable Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, shares insight to Indiana's symbolic use of color on the large sculptures. You can see all 10 Numbers at the IMA's Alliance Sculpture Court." This is episode 2. Accessed June, 2015.

Indianapolis Museum of Art produced a video titled Lichtenstein / Five Brushstrokes, available online through ArtBabble. According to ArtBabble, "The Indianapolis Museum of Art has acquired Five Brushstrokes, a monumental work by Roy Lichtenstein, commissioned in the early 1980s but never before assembled. The work will be unveiled in its completion for the first time this August at the IMA. The sculpture is considered to be Lichtenstein's most ambitious work in his Brushstroke series. Consisting of five separate elements, the tallest of which soars 40 feet into the air, Five Brushstrokes features a striking collection of forms and colors and is one of Lichtenstein's premier 'scatter pieces'." Accessed June, 2015.

Indianapolis Museum of Art produced a video series titled Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial, available online through ArtBabble. According to ArtBabble, "Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial highlights the artist's significant contribution to the field of American art and shows how Dial's work speaks to the most pressing issues of our time-including the war in Iraq, 9/11, and social issues like racism and homelessness. The exhibition presents 70 of Dial's large-scale paintings, drawings and found-object sculptures, including 25 works on view for the first time. Spanning twenty years of his work as an artist, it is the most extensive showing of his art ever mounted" Accessed June, 2015.

Julianne Swartz: How Deep Is Your, an exhibit held March 14-June 15, 2014 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Includes a 3-minute video. Accessed February, 2015.

Gilded Age to Great War: Milton Bancroft and His Art was a 2016 exhibit at Indiana University of Pennsylvania Museum which says: "The exhibit relates the story of American artist Milton Herbert Bancroft and the struggles and triumphs of his career from the late 19th century through World War I -- a period of major social, cultural, and artistic change in America and Europe. It is also the story of preserving his artistic legacy for future generations." See a 26 min. Sep 14, 2016 YouTubc documentary "IUP: The Milton Bancroft Art Conservation Project Documentary" about the artist and conservation of his paintings and "University Museum at IUP presents Gilded Age to Great War: Milton Bancroft and His Art" 3 min curator's tour of the exhibit. Accessed 10/16

The International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE offered a web page containing links to videos of numerous lectures, gallery talks and discussions. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

The Internet Archive offers The True Artist, filmed in 2004 showing the art of Bruce Nauman. Accessed May, 2015.


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