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Ever get museum fatigue? That overwhelmed feeling when you try to see everything? This podcast takes you through the experience of looking at art for minutes, not seconds. And you’ll find out the history, mystery or controversy about the work or the artist. Join me for a long look and discover a better way to connect with art!

A Long Look Podcas‪t‬ Karen Jackson

    • Visual Arts

Ever get museum fatigue? That overwhelmed feeling when you try to see everything? This podcast takes you through the experience of looking at art for minutes, not seconds. And you’ll find out the history, mystery or controversy about the work or the artist. Join me for a long look and discover a better way to connect with art!

    Exciting Changes Coming!

    Exciting Changes Coming!

    It's been a busy 2021 at A Long Look! I'll be launching a new site at its new home, alonglookpodcast.com. The new home page features a grid of the latest episodes that’s a lot easier to navigate. No more constant scrolling looking for past episodes! You’ll now find the entire back catalog under the “Episodes” tabs in the nav bar.

    But don't worry, I'll still be bringing you the descriptions and backstories you love! And I’m starting work on Season 6 which will debut on the new site, so come check it out!

    I’ve made a big change on the back end, too, moving the feed to Libsyn, the granddaddy of podcast hosting companies. You shouldn’t notice any difference in your apps or streaming service, your subscription will automatically update.

    The new site will launch in early March and I really look forward to having you join me there!


    SHOW NOTES "A Long Look" theme is "Ascension" by Ron Gelinas youtu.be/jGEdNSNkZoo

    • 1 min
    The Christmas Episode

    The Christmas Episode

    I wasn’t sure I wanted to celebrate Christmas after this dumpster fire of a year. But we’re starting to have some good news, so I’ve become cautiously optimistic.

    • 23 min
    The Thanksgiving Episode

    The Thanksgiving Episode

    I’ve been trying to practice gratitude this year to fight against the fear and toxicity that’s felt overwhelming at times. So, I decided to make a special, extended Thanksgiving episode to share this idea with you.
    I chose works from former episodes by Richard Norris Brooke, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, and Aelbert Cuyp that reflect some aspect of family, generosity, or forgiveness that really resonates. I hope they help you to also step back and find balance in remembering the good things.
    SHOW NOTES (TRANSCRIPT)
    “A Long Look” theme is “Ascension” by Ron Gelinas youtu.be/jGEdNSNkZoo
    Episode artwork
    Photo by 30daysreplay Marketingberatung on Unsplash. Photo composition by Karen Jackson.
    A Pastoral Visit
    Theme is “Which That Is This” by Doctor Turtle.
    Gallery entry
    https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.166432.html#overview
    Richard Norris Brooke and William Corcoran information
    Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945 (PDF)
    The Prodigal Son
    Theme is “Adagio in G minor” composed by Tomaso Albinoni/Remo Giazotto and performed by Noh Donghwan
    Gallery entry
    https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.34956.html
    Joseph Bonaparte info
    NY times https://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/26/nyregion/new-jersey/26bonapartenj.html
    River Landscape with Cows
    Episode theme is Sonata No. 15 in D Major Pastoral, Op. 28 – I. Allegro composed by Ludwig van Beethoven performed by Paul Pitman
    Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., “Aelbert Cuyp/River Landscape with Cows/1645/1650,” Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century, NGA Online Editions. https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.69390.html#entry
    Wheelock video: https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.69390.html#relatedpages
    Paintings in the Dutch Golden Age (PDF)
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    • 20 min
    End of Season 5

    End of Season 5

     
    We’ve reached the end of Season 5 and as this unbelievable year comes to a close, I’ll be taking some time off to figure out what’s next for the show.
    It’s been a huge pleasure bringing you all the great stories I found and sharing the incredible variety of works in the Gallery. And talking to the occasional guest like Bruce Campbell and Sandy Bellamy was great!
    I think what made this season special, though, was learning with you about the incredible Black artists of the Evans-Tibbs Collection. I was familiar with Henry Ossawa Tanner and Alma Thomas but finding out about the work and life of Margaret Burroughs and Edward Loper was amazing. We really only scratched the surface, so if you want to find out more about these and other Black artists, here are a few resources:
    Evans-Tibbs Collection exhibition
    Digitized Evans-Tibbs archive items
    Archive of American Art
    Finally, I want to thank everyone at the Gallery who have provided so much help and encouragement.
    I’ll continue to be on Instagram @alonglookslowart, so look for me there!
    SHOW NOTES (TRANSCRIPT)
    “A Long Look” theme is “Ascension” by Ron Gelinas (YouTube)
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    Quarry by Edward Loper

    Quarry by Edward Loper

    Did you know the US government once actually paid artists to work? During the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration helped launch the career of Edward L. Loper, a prominent artist from Wilmington, Delaware.







    We’ll find out how his lifelong curiosity, study, and teaching built a successful career lasting mo

    • 11 min
    Still Life by Margaret Burroughs

    Still Life by Margaret Burroughs

    Margaret Taylor Burroughs was an author, painter, sculptor, printmaker, curator, museum director, activist, and teacher who left an amazing artistic and historic legacy in Chicago. In today’s episode we’ll find out how she helped launch the Chicago Renaissance in the ’40s and how she combined her social activism with art.







    “Still Life” by Margaret Burroughs, American, 1943Corcoran Collection (The Evans-Tibbs Collection, Gift of Thurlow E

    • 9 min

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