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



Tate Museum provides: two videos concerning Alex Katz and Diagram of an Artist: Roy Lichtenstein. Accessed May, 2015.


Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA, presented the exhibit Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s June 12 - September 20, 2015. and provides online a lecture by Alexandra Schwartz (32:37). Accessed December, 2015.


The Terra Foundation for American Art presents a page linking to audio and video resources.

- "Art & Comics, 1960s to Present" at Chicago Cultural Center, February 7, 2015, Chicago Cultural Center. Accessed October, 2015.

- "Political Portraiture in the United States and France during the Revolutionary and Federal Eras circa 1776-1814" at National Portrait Gallery, September 25 & 26, 2014, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC. Accessed October, 2015.

- "American Art History and Digital Scholarship: New Avenues of Exploration" at Archives of American Art, November 15 & 16, 2013, Archives of American Art, Washington, DC. Accessed October, 2015.

- East-West Interchanges in American Art: Elizabeth Broun and Alexandra Munroe, from 2009 Symposium. Accessed May, 2015.

- A 2003 online video titled VTS: A Tool for Building Visual Literacy, Language Skills, and Critical Thinking. According to the web page for the video, "In this video, art educator Philip Yenawine demonstrates the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) to a group of educators participating in a 2003 workshop at the Terra Museum of American Art... [It] documents Yenawine facilitating a VTS discussion about a painting in the Terra Foundation for American Art collection, Gallery of the Louvre by Samuel F.B. Morse." [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.] is an online download and streaming video subscription magazine which presents stories in high-quality full motion video. One of the free sampler videos offered is a 3 1/3 minute overview of the Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center, featuring Suzette McAvoy, Lead Curator of the museum. This video is part 1 of a 5-part series on the museum, totaling 20 3/4 minutes. is a subsidiary of Northern Light Films, Inc, a Maine based Film and Video Production Company headed by Director of Photography, Rob Draper, ACS. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]


Thomas Cole National Historic Site website. Includes introductory video. Accessed August, 2015.


TMWMedia provides a clip of the video Parrish Blue here.[03:02] Parrish Blue is a 27 minute film that was produced in 1967, shortly after the death of the popular American artist/illustrator Maxfield Parrish -- a rare film, made when his home and studio in Cornish, New Hampshire, were just about as he left them at age 96. His son, Maxfield Parrish, Jr., and artist and friend, Norman Rockwell, share their understanding of this man who dominated the popular arts in early 20th-century America. We glimpse much of Parrish's work...from magazine covers to advertisements; from huge murals to decorative prints; from book illustrations to notecards. Many of the originals were available to the film makers. The film itself is a transfer from a recently discovered "answer print" and shows its age through scratches and grain as it develops an engaging portrait of a supremely talented "character" who touched so many people with his unique vision. Also available as a DVD. TMW Media Group, 2321 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291; 310-577-8581 Accessed May, 2015.


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