19 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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    • 5.0 • 24 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.

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

    Kathy Vargas: the Personal Political

    Kathy Vargas: the Personal Political

    In this episode, San Antonio-based photographer Mari Hernandez considers the social, political, and formal trails blazed by Kathy Vargas, another San Antonio resident. From her encounters with institutional racism and misogyny, to her radical experimentation with photography as a medium, Vargas’s vibrant career and activism have emboldened new generations of artists to expand and serve their communities. 

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

    • 40 min
    By Gut and Heart: Painting with Kay WalkingStick

    By Gut and Heart: Painting with Kay WalkingStick

    In this episode, Brooklyn-based painter Maia Cruz Palileo navigates Cherokee painter Kay WalkingStick’s journey with family, art, and history. From grappling with heritage to creating art that transcends boundaries of all kinds, follow the evolution of WalkingStick’s practice along the path she has painted all her own.

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

    • 43 min
    Weaving and Shaping Native Art Today: A Balance Between the Contemporary and the Traditional

    Weaving and Shaping Native Art Today: A Balance Between the Contemporary and the Traditional

    Native Hawaiian lauhala weaver Katherine Kalehuapuakeaula “Lehua” Domingo (1935-) and Hopi ceramicist Al Qöyawayma (1938-) are two elder Indigenous artists and practitioners that each embody lifetimes of experiences through their creative practices. In this episode, guest curator Lehuauakea, a Native Hawaiian artist, draws connections between their work through their shared challenges and celebrations, and how these elements might define the artists’ work as contemporary, traditional, or something else entirely.

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

    • 47 min
    Rage and Mourning: Women's Art in Public with Suzanne Lacy and Juana Alicia

    Rage and Mourning: Women's Art in Public with Suzanne Lacy and Juana Alicia

    What does art make happen, and what can art make happen? Artists have adapted a variety of forms to encourage equity and advancement, creating art that serves as a forum for shared experience and growth as they spur new dynamics between creator and audience.This episode explores what feminist social practice has meant for Suzanne Lacy, particularly in her early performance work, and for Juana Alicia in her murals and paintings. 

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

    • 42 min
    Border Material: Mending with Consuelo Jiménez Underwood

    Border Material: Mending with Consuelo Jiménez Underwood

    Consuelo Jiménez Underwood has blazed her own trail in fiber art, weaving with heritage and healing. Across borders, identities, and time, she creates works that celebrate the natural world and human connection. Learn more about her prolific practice and vivacious activism in this episode.

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

    • 42 min
    Imaging Feminism: Sarah Charlesworth and Celia Alvarez Muñoz

    Imaging Feminism: Sarah Charlesworth and Celia Alvarez Muñoz

    Images shape our sense of self, both as we receive and as we express them. Artists have interrogated the power of images for an array of feminist aims, and this episode tracks the work of Sarah Edwards Charlesworth and Celia Alvarez Muñoz as they examine, exploit, and explode the image.

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

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 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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