Museum Confidential is a behind-the-scenes look at museums hosted by Jeff Martin of Philbrook Museum of Art and produced by Scott Gregory with Public Radio Tulsa. New episodes every two weeks.
Accidentally Wes Anderson
The latest Wes Anderson movie has been bumped to 2021. But fans aren’t leaving 2020 empty handed. One of our favorite Instagram feeds is the gentle escapism of ACCIDENTALLY WES ANDERSON, a curated selection of crowdsourced photos/stories of buildings, landscapes, and other aesthetically pleasing content evoking the Andersonian world. Many of the best AWA posts have now been compiled into a beautiful new book of the same name. On this episode we chat with AWA’s Founder, Wally Koval.
Native Women Artists
On this episode we explore the groundbreaking exhibition, "Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists" with Philbrook Curator Christina Burke. The first of its kind and years in the making, this show honors the achievements of over 100 Native women artists from the United States and Canada spanning over 1,000 years. On view at Philbrook through January 3, 2021.
What is a museum? We know it's more than a big building with paintings on walls and objects in cases. But could our own homes be museums about us? On this episode we speak with author Rachel Morris about her new book, THE MUSEUM MAKERS, a fascinating true story that begins with boxes under a bed and leads to an exploration of imaginary museums, why we collect, and how we curate our own lives.
Season 4 Teaser Trailer
The Museum of Racist Objects
On this episode we revisit our unforgettable conversation with Dr. David Pilgrim, Founder and Curator of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University in Michigan. Museums aren't always meant to be enjoyable experiences. That doesn't mean they are not important and essential. The Jim Crow Museum was born out of Dr. Pilgrim's personal collection, one that began decades ago while growing up in Alabama.
How We Reopen
Season 3 Finale. How does a museum reopen in the wake of COVID-19? What are the changes and challenges museums face in this new world? We explore this topic and more with Philbrook President/CEO Scott Stulen and Deputy Directors Megan Nesbit and Rachel Keith.