34 episodes

Since 1958, the Archives of American Art’s oral history program has preserved the distinct voices and human memory of the American art world in more than 2,500 interviews. Articulated draws on those interviews of the famous and the forgotten, featuring firsthand accounts from artists, dealers, writers, and other key figures, in dialogue with today’s thought leaders. Their expansive conversations and often surprising memories challenge us to see the world and our shared history in new and unimagined ways.

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Articulated: Dispatches from the Archives of American Art Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

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    • 4.8 • 25 Ratings

Since 1958, the Archives of American Art’s oral history program has preserved the distinct voices and human memory of the American art world in more than 2,500 interviews. Articulated draws on those interviews of the famous and the forgotten, featuring firsthand accounts from artists, dealers, writers, and other key figures, in dialogue with today’s thought leaders. Their expansive conversations and often surprising memories challenge us to see the world and our shared history in new and unimagined ways.

Smithsonian Privacy Statement: http://www.si.edu/privacy/
Smithsonian Terms of Use: http://www.si.edu/termsofuse/

    This women's thing: feminism and the arts

    This women's thing: feminism and the arts

    Through many modes and for many aims, feminists have sought to improve equity in and through the visual arts. In this episode, hear from a variety of women as they describe the trajectory of feminism they’ve seen in their lives and careers, including stories from Faith Ringgold, Linda Nochlin, Judy Baca, and Joan Semmel among others.

    Show Notes and Transcript available at www.aaa.si.edu/articulated

    • 58 min
    Classical Continuity: history in series with Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence

    Classical Continuity: history in series with Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence

    Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence profoundly shaped the depiction of American history in art through their ambitious and insightful oeuvres. From generating new national traditions through the Harlem Community Art Center to capturing communal experience through paint and collage, they paved the way for subsequent generations of storytellers. In this episode, hear from each artist as they recount the social, political, and artistic currents that guided their paths.

    Show Notes and Transcript available at www.aaa.si.edu/articulated

    • 47 min
    A Class by Themselves: Joe Feddersen, G. Peter Jemison, and the eternal futures of Native American art

    A Class by Themselves: Joe Feddersen, G. Peter Jemison, and the eternal futures of Native American art

    For more than 50 years, Joe Feddersen (Colville) and G. Peter Jemison (Seneca, Heron Clan) have been creating works that extend Native heritage and enrich the stories told by American art. Through an ambidextrous approach to craft and figuration, Feddersen finds consonance between contemporary life and traditional forms and iconographies, while Jemison highlights the continuities and ruptures of Native experiences in our shared spaces. With wide-ranging community education, preservation, and advocacy projects, Feddersen and Jemison show that new paths emerge from the old.

    Show Notes and Transcript available at www.aaa.si.edu/articulated

    • 40 min
    Collective Force: Chicano Artists and the United Farm Workers

    Collective Force: Chicano Artists and the United Farm Workers

    Throughout decades of protecting workers and their rights, the United Farm Workers union has been a significant nexus for artists and activists. In this episode, listen to three artists who have been instrumental in illustrating and activating the labor advocacy of the UFW, as Barbara Carrasco, Carlos Almaraz, and Ester Hernandez recount the importance of collective action and working alongside Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta.

    Show Notes and Transcript available at www.aaa.si.edu/articulated

    • 41 min
    Back to School: education, pedagogy, apprenticeship, and the arts

    Back to School: education, pedagogy, apprenticeship, and the arts

    Artistic education takes many shapes, as artists pass down skills and traditions to see them transformed by new hands. In this episode, hear how the classroom shaped artists, both as learners and teachers. Stories include Anni Albers’s descriptions of lessons with Paul Klee at the Bauhaus and her own teaching at Black Mountain College, Carmen Lomas Garza on the activism that shaped her time as a student teacher, and Lee Krasner’s memorable training moments along her artistic journey among others.

    Show Notes and Transcript available at www.aaa.si.edu/articulated

    • 45 min
    Critical Distance: surface dynamics with Rosalyn Drexler and Sturtevant

    Critical Distance: surface dynamics with Rosalyn Drexler and Sturtevant

    As mass media exploded and the American art scene bloomed in the 1950s and 60s, Rosalyn Drexler and Sturtevant pushed back on corrosive cultural assumptions. Drexler’s collage paintings dissect popular attitudes towards fame, violence, and women, and Sturtevant’s replicas spur questions around originality, reception, and perception. Hear how each artist made her own way in her own words.

    Show Notes and Transcript available at www.aaa.si.edu/articulated

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Sloop575757 ,

Specific to "Women and Technology" (#7)

A beautifully choreographed chronology of Art blending with Technology as seen from a women's perspective - Insightful and thought-provoking.

Juniperfect ,

Fascinating!

I learned so much. Thank you!

Ongeblozzen ,

For art lovers with an interest in history

A wonderful opportunity to learn more about the history of visual arts in the US and take a deep dive into the great collections in the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian. Beautifully presented podcasts and I'm looking forward to the next episodes.

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