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
The Khan Academy provides an online, open access, compilation of teaching videos. A section pertains to art history, with videos grouped by time periods. As of June, 2012, videos covering American representational art history covering specific paintings and their artists include:
Alex Katz's website contains the 21:33
video "Alex Katz Five Hours"
by Vivien Bittencourt and Vincent Katz from Checkerboard Film Foundation,
KCET, the Los Angeles PBS affiliate, presents the Life & Times series covering a broad array of happenings and stories about greater Los Angeles. Life & Times includes an arts section with numerous videos and transcripts. Examples follow:
Also from KCET's CA video archive / arts and performance section:
KCTS, a PBS affiliate in Seattle, WA, offers streaming video programs. A section is titled Spotlight on the Arts. Segments previously included:
These videos are no longer available in the archives, which as of 2009 extend back about one year from the present time.
From KETC, Living St. Louis Producer Patrick Murphy tours the Kodner Gallery in Clayton during an exhibit featuring the art of the American West. Nearly 200 works of art were on display-including original lithographs of Native Americans, cowboys and the final frontier. [4:53]
Weaving is Life is a 2007 Kennedy Museum of Art exhibit that features the work of multiple generations of Navajo weavers. Combining works drawn from the Kennedy Museum of Art's existing collection of Southwest Native American textiles with newly commissioned weavings, the exhibition includes the work of as many as four generations of weavers from four different families. Weavers represented are Grace Henderson Nez, Mary Henderson Begay, and Gloria Begay from Ganado; Glenabah Hardy, Irene Clark, and Teresa Clark from Crystal; Lillian Taylor, Lillie Taylor, Rosie Taylor, Diane Taylor and Amber and Twyla Gene from the Indian Wells community; and D. Y. Begay from Tselani.
The exhibition incorporates videotaped interviews in which the artists explain how Navajo weaving has functioned as an important carrier of cultural values. Within the online page for "Take a virtual tour of the exhibit" there are four sections devoted to the weavers and their families. Within each section is an Interactive Video Kiosk featuring QuickTime videos. The museum advised TFAO in April, 2007 that the online exhibit will be permanent.
Kentucky Educational Television offers a series of 1/2 hour videos from Mixed, a weekly arts series from 2003 through the present.
KERA's Think is a topic-driven interview program hosted by Krys Boyd covering a wide variety of topics ranging from history, politics, current events, science, technology and emerging trends to food and wine, travel, adventure, and entertainment. As of 2009 the Think video podcasts page no longer archives videos available for download, except very recent episodes. Episodes no longer available include a 26 minute Feb. 15, 2008 video podcast which features Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D., who joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the future of energy. Also, in the "Scene" segment of the podcast, Jane Myers, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Amon Carter Museum, joins host Krys Boyd. KERA says: "Fort Worth is known the world over for its beautiful art museums and vibrant art scene. A new exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum pays particular attention to a group of influential artists who helped create the scene. Jane Myers, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Amon Carter, will join us during the Scene segment to preview "Intimate Modernism: Fort Worth Circle Artists in the 1940s" which opens this weekend."
KETC/St. Louis offers a video archive of segments from the series Living St. Louis. A segment titled Ste. Genevieve Art Colony cover in depth this depression-era Missouri art colony. Other segments include the history of the St. Louis Art Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum, artists Charles Houska, Paul Jackson and Peter Max, the Logos school mural, and a discussion of the artist's model by Andrea Paulette.
KLRU, a PBS affiliate in Austin TX, features Austin NOW video clips including
KNME offers Promises Kept: WPA Art Treasures of New Mexico. View the video in it's entirety here. [26:32] In small towns across New Mexico are treasures from one of New Mexico's great artistic periods. For years they have been hidden away in schools, post offices and court houses. Promises Kept rediscovers our WPA artistic heritage by interviewing some of the remaining WPA artists such as Pablita Velarde and by looking closely at the artists and artworks themselves. The goal: to form a new respect, appreciation and to help preserve this treasures for generations to come. Funded in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Office of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts and the National New Deal Art Restoration Task Force. Orginally broadcast on New Mexico PBS station KNME. As an alternate view Part 1 [07:20], Part 2 [10:25] and Part 3 [07:55] separately.
Steve Cotham on East Tennessee Artists is a lecture (53:50) at the Knoxville Museum of Art, released April 6, 2011. The museum says "Steve Cotham is the manager of the McClung Historical Collection located in the East Tennessee History Center in downtown Knoxville. Cotham holds three academic degrees from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, including advanced degrees in history and library science." Another video titled Steve Cotham: Dine and Discover (31:10) was released November 13, 2008 in connection with the exhibition Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee, which is according to the museum "... a new permanent installation celebrating the art and artists of Knoxville and the surrounding region. The fascinating and complex story of our area's rich artistic heritage and its connections to the larger currents of American art are largely unknown, and certainly under appreciated...the first permanent installation devoted to the creative achievements of important artists active since the late 19th century whose lives and legacies are closely linked to East Tennessee." Other videos are available for Higher Ground including the Introduction The videos are available on the Knoxville Museum of Art website.page for podcasts and videos on bliptv.
Koehnline Museum of Art maintains a Web page named Oakton Art Video Archives which lists videos produced in connection with exhibitions at the museum. One of the archived videos is "Convergence: Jewish and African American Artists in Depression Era Chicago" [6:48]. Other video include "Agustin Portillo: America" [10:08], "A Gift to Biro-Bidjan, Chicago, 1937: From Despair to New Hope" [10:33] and "Seymour Rosofsky: Fresh Glance" [8:18], The videos are produced by Oakton's Television & Production Services. These videos are also available for viewing locally via Instructional Media Services of Oakton Community College.
KQED / San Francisco offers a variety of streaming video relating to "arts & literature" in the Bay Area.
KQED's Gallery Crawl visits a number of Bay Area art galleries each month to "check out what's up in the local art scene." The archive of videos contains episodes from 2005 to the present. For instance:
The extensive Arts Archive page includes these videos:
KUED-TV in Salt lake City, UT, produces "Utah Now" a 30-minute magazine-style series, which KUED says "thoughtfully considers issues, events and people that are affecting life and creating dialogue in Utah." The February 23, 2007 show features interviews with Brian Kershisnik and his wife Suzanne, David Dee, director of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and David Ericson, owner of David Ericson's Fine Art. Utah artist Brian Kershisnik's work has been described as a journey of exploration. From his vantage point in rural Utah, Kershisnik finds forms for the elements of the life he sees around him.
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