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Ever get museum fatigue? That overwhelmed feeling when you try to see everything? Then, join me to discover a better way to connect with art! 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!

A Long Look Podcast Karen Jackson

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Ever get museum fatigue? That overwhelmed feeling when you try to see everything? Then, join me to discover a better way to connect with art! 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!

    The Autumn Episode 2021

    The Autumn Episode 2021

    Well, it’s fall, my favorite time of year! I decided to celebrate by pulling together three past episodes related to this beautiful season. We’ll revisit a stunning view of the Hudson River by Jasper Cropsey and see how Charles Sheeler turned a country stove into a modern image. Last but not least is Alma Thomas and her exuberant “Autumn Drama.”
    So join me for this special expanded episode of “A Long Look!”
    SHOW NOTES
    “A Long Look” theme is “Ascension” by Ron Gelinas https://youtu.be/jGEdNSNkZoo
    Quantum Jazz courtesy of Free Music Archive https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Quantum_Jazz
    Cover image by Melk Hagelslag from Pixabay
    Link to Hudson River episode show notes and transcript
    Link to Doylestown episode show notes
    Link to Autumn Drama episode show notes and transcript

    • 24 min
    Extended Ep: Woman with a Sunflower by Mary Cassatt

    Extended Ep: Woman with a Sunflower by Mary Cassatt

    Woman with a Sunflower looks like one of Mary Cassatt’s charming domestic scenes. But when she painted this in 1905, times were changing and this is actually a bold statement of women’s rights! 
    In this episode, art historian Nikki Georgopulos joins us to share the secret of the sunflower, and how her research led to the painting’s original name being restored.
    “A Long Look” theme is “Ascension” by Ron Gelinas https://youtu.be/jGEdNSNkZoo
    Episode theme is “Prelude no. 4 in F major” composed by Gabriel Fauré. Courtesy of musopen.
    org https://musopen.org/music/7934-9-preludes-op-103/
    Closing theme is “Give the Ballot to the Mothers” courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways.
    https://folkways.si.edu/explore
    Artwork information Woman with a Sunflower https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.46573.html
    Nikki Georgopolus blog post
    https://www.nga.gov/blog/cassatt-suffragist-symbolism.html
     

    • 25 min
    End of Season 6

    End of Season 6

    Well, I've wrapped up our virtual road trip! I hope you enjoyed exploring works at other fantastic museums around the country. They all have great online resources if you want to check do a deeper dive into their collections.
    The show is mostly on hiatus for the summer, although I will be doing another extended episode in a few weeks, so stay tuned!
    SHOW NOTES
    “A Long Look” theme is “Ascension” by Ron Gelinas  youtu.be/jGEdNSNkZoo
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    https://metmuseum.org
    The Art Institute of Chicago
    https://www.artic.edu
    J. Paul Getty Museum
    https://www.getty.edu/museum
    Minneapolis Institute of Art
    https://new.artsmia.org
    The Cleveland Museum of Art
    https://www.clevelandart.org

    • 4 min
    Vale of Kashmir

    Vale of Kashmir

    This final episode of our virtual museum road trip takes us to the Cleveland Museum of Art to see the dreamy Vale of Kashmir by Robert S. Duncanson.

    We’ll find out how a self-taught American artist made it big and his connection to First Lady Dr. Jill Biden.

    • 12 min
    Grainstack: Sun in the Mist

    Grainstack: Sun in the Mist

    Today’s episode takes us to the Minneapolis Institute of Art for a long look at Claude Monet. 
    We’ll find out how the morning light on a neighbor’s haystacks inspired one of his most famous painting series and the hectic practice he developed to paint them!
    “A Long Look” theme is “Ascension” by Ron Gelinas https://youtu.be/jGEdNSNkZoo
    Episode theme is “Sonatine - I. Modéré” by Maurice Ravel. Performed by Markus Staab. Courtesy of musopen.org https://musopen.org/music/4724-sonatine/
    Haystacks (Monet series) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haystacks_(Monet_series)
    Artwork information https://collections.artsmia.org/art/10436/grainstack-claude-monet
    Monet info
    Perry, Lilla Cabot. "Reminiscences Of Claude Monet From 1889 To 1909." The American Magazine of Art 18, no. 3 (1927): 119-26. Accessed May 12, 2021. http://www.jstor.org/stable/23931183.
    Exploring Late Monet with Art Historian Kathryn Calley Galitz, Pac Pobric, Editor, Digital Department, 2018 https://www.metmuseum.org/blogs/collection-insights/2018/monet-conversation

    • 8 min
    Allegory of Fortune

    Allegory of Fortune

    Isabella d'Este knew a thing or two about bad luck. A philandering husband who was out of town most of the time, the loss of three children, and oh yeah, running the government of Mantua while protecting it from invading armies while hubby was away! But she also knew Fortune can swing both ways.

    Our next stop is the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA where we find out why this majorly influential Renaissance Woman may have been the one to hire Dosso Dossi to paint this mysterious scene.
    SHOW NOTES “A Long Look” theme is “Ascension” by Ron Gelinas https://youtu.be/jGEdNSNkZoo
    Episode theme is “Suite in F Major” composed by Michael Praetorius. Performed by Michel Rondeau. Courtesy of musopen.org https://musopen.org/music/43633-suite-in-f-major/
    Artwork information https://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/822/dosso-dossi-giovanni-di-niccolo-de-lutero-allegory-of-fortune-italian-about-1530/
    A Recovered ‘Fortune’ : Renaissance Work Cost $1,000, Sold for $4 Million https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1992-04-29-ca-849-story.html
    Dosso Dossi info https://www.getty.edu/art/collection/artists/1007/dosso-dossi-giovanni-di-niccolo-de-lutero-italian-ferrarese-about-1490-1542/
    Dosso Dossi: Court Painter in Renaissance Ferrara (PDF) http://resources.metmuseum.org/resources/metpublications/pdf/
    Isabella info
    https://isabelladeste.web.unc.edu/profile-of-isabella-deste/
    https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/dinner_party/place_settings/isabella_d_este https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_d%27Este
    “Fickle Fortune: Pinning Down Fortune in 16th Century Italy” by Megan Haddad (2019) Aleph, UCLA Undergraduate Research Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences, 16. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/9kw3v8st
    Frank Sinatra singing Luck Be a Lady Tonight
    https://youtu.be/X69P_Vce9vw
     

    • 12 min

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Innkeeper Freddie ,

Great Podcast! Karen is AMAZING!!

This podcast is big with the seeing impaired...and for a reason. Karen does an AMAZING job of describing pieces in the gallery. :-)

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Great work Karen!

Great work on the podcast. :)

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