Illustrated Audio Online 
listed in alphabetical order by source
(above: William Frerichs, North Carolina Mountain Landscape, 19th century, oil on canvas, 30 x 47.9 inches, Heritage Auctions. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)
Illustrated Audio Online is a catalogue published by Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) since 2003. Each illustrated audio item focuses on representational art.
Illustrated audio materials are cross-referenced in TFAO's catalogue Topics in American Art, which contains links to thousands of Resource Library articles and essays by topic. Each topic also contains links to other online texts from museums and other sources, online video and audio recordings, plus references to topical videos in DVD and VHS format, paper-printed books and articles.
Contents are valuable to educators designing course content, scholars, students and librarians conducting research, plus art lovers everywhere seeking greater understanding of American art. Enjoy!
ArtsPass® is an online arts and entertainment video on demand network which provides free access to streaming video. The site contains the ArtsPass Library which "features original Arts4All produced streaming videos spanning everything arts: music, theatre, dance, literature, film, photography, visual arts, and arts education. Content, with accompanying Lesson Plans, features well-known and new artists, arts institutions, and educators. Search-and-play simplicity makes it easy to experience your choice." To see four TFAO-related videos go to the "Tell Me About" pull-down menu on the home page, select "Video on Demand," then "Arts Pass Library" and choose:
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Brooklyn Museum of Art
Brushed with Light: American Landscape Watercolors from the Collection: Audio Slideshow Curator Terry Carbone and Paper Conservator Rachel Danzing discuss the process of conserving the works featured in the exhibition Brushed with Light. This tour took place at the Museum on November 18, 2007.
Chicago Humanities Festival
The Chicago Humanities Festival presents a Terra Foundation for American Art lecture series with art history slideshows online, including
Freer Gallery of Art
The Peacock Room from the Smithsonian Institution is an illustrated audio presentaton. According to John Gordy, Head of Digital Media, Smithsonian Institution Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art, the content for the online presentation came from a book by the former American art curator, Linda Merell titled "The Peacock Room: A Cultural Biography." The Freer Gallery's Peacock Room is where James McNeill Whistler transformed his patron's dining room into a landmark of interior design.
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Gordon Parks Photography from the Grand Rapids Art Museum provides a narration over a series for photographs by the artist. For more on Gordon Parks and other African-American artists please see African American Art. (Link found expired as of 4/21/09 audit. Source site may contain this content via a revised URL) (4/27/09 advanced search failed to locate content on source's site)
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
The Maynard L. Parker collection Web page from The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens says: "The Huntington's Curator of Photographs, Jennifer A. Watts, discusses the magnificent use of lighting, furnishings, and space in Maynard Parker's mid-century architectural photography..." (05:19)
National Gallery of Art
Winslow Homer's Right and Left from the National Gallery of Art is a narrated show interpreting one painting. Narration is by Nicolai Cikovsky Jr., senior curator of American and British paintings. A transcript is included in the presentation.
Museum of Nebraska Art
Nebraska Public Television has a web page that archives "MONA Moments on Nebraska Public Radio," written and narrated by Ron Roth, the director of the Museum of Nebraska Art. The MOMA Moments page lists about 80 brief audio presentations, each presentation being a Moment. There is a link to a separate page for each Moment. A Moment page contains a link to enable the viewer to replay the audio broadcast, a complete transcript of the audio, plus an image of the art subject being covered.
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications offers "Art Treasures of Nebraska" a series on one-minute video clips of artists featured in Nebraska Museums. To see the series click on a museum name at the top of the page. Go to Google Video and enter the keywords "Art Treasures of Nebraska".
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Ansel Adams from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, includes a seven-slide narrated slide show. (Macromedia Flash and QuickTime)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Sullivan Goss Gallery
Sullivan Goss offers "SGTV Audio Video Brochures" to accompany exhibitions. Examples are found in the Gallery's website section titled "exhibitions " and include:
Terra Foundation for American Art
Since 2005, the Terra Foundation has awarded grants to the Chicago Humanities Festival in support of public lectures and a "master class" on the history of American art and visual culture at the organization's annual two-week celebration of the humanities. The Terra Foundation Lecture on American Art is intended to expose Chicagoans to leading scholars and thinkers in the field of American art. Online versions of the lectures are available on the Chicago Humanities Festival's website. You can listen to the lecture, see a slideshow, and read a transcript online at any time. (text adapted from online text by Terra Foundation)
Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis developed a Graduate Online Lecture Project. Click on "to the lectures," then "Humanities," then "Art History," then "Mike Murphy - Art History - A Double Vision: Stereoscopy, Urban Modernity and Childe Hassam's 'Rainy Day, Boston' " (2002) The site contains another art history lecture by Felicia Else titled Territorial Currents: Waterways and River Gods, (2001) on water-related imagery in 16th century Florence. These lectures are components of doctoral dissertations by the lecturers.
Whitney Museum of American Art
The Whitney Museum of American Art's American Voices audio tour introduces many of the art works in the Permanent Collection. The tour features the voices of notable artists, authors, and scholars as well as Whitney curators, all of whom bring multiple perspectives to the works. The Story of America tour features 27 key works in the museum's collection. Each audio clip is accompanied with a transcript and image of the art work being discussed. The program uses RealPlayer.
YouTube miscellaneous illustrated audio presentations
1. Illustrated audio is the synchronizing of digital slide images with sound clips. These videos are not indexed in Videos Online, TFAO's comprehensive catalogue of online full motion videos including interviews with artists, scholars and others, plus other content focusing on American representational art, streamed free to viewers
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