57 episodes

Conversations about Art follows threads such as: Art and Uncertainty, Art and Happiness, and Art and Spirituality, in conversations between Heidi Zuckerman, a globally recognized contemporary art museum director, author, and speaker, and artists, curators, collectors, athletes, actors, musicians, politicians and CEOs. An inspiring storyteller and trusted conversation partner, Zuckerman connects people to art, artists, and ideas to make their lives better!

Conversations About Ar‪t‬ Heidi Zuckerman

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.9 • 40 Ratings

Conversations about Art follows threads such as: Art and Uncertainty, Art and Happiness, and Art and Spirituality, in conversations between Heidi Zuckerman, a globally recognized contemporary art museum director, author, and speaker, and artists, curators, collectors, athletes, actors, musicians, politicians and CEOs. An inspiring storyteller and trusted conversation partner, Zuckerman connects people to art, artists, and ideas to make their lives better!

    57. Sarah Sutton

    57. Sarah Sutton

    Sarah Sutton is Principal of Sustainable Museums. For three decades she has worked in the museum field with a specific focus on climate awareness in the cultural sector. Sutton works with the leadership of individual institutions as they prepare and launch mission-specific climate initiatives, or plan more strategic engagement with initiatives around environmental sustainability and climate resilience.

    She and Zuckerman discuss museums and the climate crisis, Helen Frankenthaler and her values, LEED certification and the early aught building boom, climate, Covid, economics and equity, “just” doing what we do, how to surface answers you don’t know, how art documents climate change, opening the science-based discussion on climatization of museum collections, the push that funding allows, the risk of action but also non-action, carbon offsets, and how a single person can make major things happen at an institution!

    http://www.frankenthalerclimateinitiative.org/

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    • 1 hr
    56. Lynn Goldsmith

    56. Lynn Goldsmith

    Lynn Goldsmith is more than the “Rock and Roll photographer” of Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, and so many others. She has made kind, collaborative, and keenly perceptive portraits of world leaders like John Lewis, John McCain, and Jane Goodall. She is an artist who works in photography, painting, performance, spoken word and released “Will Powers” on Island Records in 1983.

    Goldsmith and Zuckerman discuss learning instead of judging, seeing more than what other people can see, the camera as a tool for answers, portrait photographers as psychologists, control, pattern interrupts, having a limited amount of time, breaking limitations, having a platform, taking pictures of beloved musical icons, the power of dress, confronting and utilizing our fears, making life lighter, and why hard work matters!

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    This episode is brought to you by Kelly Klee private insurance . Please check out their website: Kellyklee.com/Heidi and they will make a $50 donation to Artadia, an art charity I’ve recommended, per each qualified referral.

    This episode is brought to you by

    Best & Co. Please visit www.BestandCoAspen.com and use discount code Heidi2020 to receive 5% off of any item on the Best & Co. website.  If you are interested in creating a custom piece please email custom@bestandcoaspen.com and mention that you heard about Best & Co. on my podcast to receive the special discount.

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    • 56 min
    55. David Glasser

    55. David Glasser

    David Glasser is the two decade Chairman & CEO of the Ben Uri Gallery and Museum in the U.K. and oversaw its recreation as the first full-scale virtual art museum and research center. Ben Uri Gallery and Museum was founded in 1915 in Whitechapel's Jewish ghetto in the East End of London, by émigré Russian artist Lazar Berson who previously exhibited with Chagall in Paris. In 2000, a new strategic direction was built around scholarship and expanding the remit from solely Jewish artists by incorporating the wider, diverse immigrant artist experience in Britain since 1900.

    Glasser and Zuckerman discuss the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and the founding goal, museum relevancy in the 21st century, defining distinctive strength, doing a collections audit, being a public benefit, women refugees to the UK post WWII, a safe house for artists, a 24% female artist collection, mainstreaming a museum strategy, how few people actually visit some physical museums, why a digital museum is so compelling, global as the new local, deaccessioning, and being brave enough!

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    This episode is brought to you by Kelly Klee private insurance . Please check out their website: Kellyklee.com/Heidi and they will make a $50 donation to Artadia, an art charity I’ve recommended, per each qualified referral.

    This episode is brought to you by

    Best & Co. Please visit www.BestandCoAspen.com and use discount code Heidi2020 to receive 5% off of any item on the Best & Co. website.  If you are interested in creating a custom piece please email custom@bestandcoaspen.com and mention that you heard about Best & Co. on my podcast to receive the special discount.

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    If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.Follow Heidi:

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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/heidizuckerman

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidi-zuckerman-a236b55/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    54. Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi

    54. Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi

    Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi is a South African-American painter and multi-media artist. Her work investigates power and its structures – political, social, architectural. Implicit in her examination of these structures is an interrogation of the invisible forces that create them, and an imagining of alternatives. She sees her subject choices as monuments to ideologies, referring to her architecture painting as “portraits” and her human portraits as “figures.”

    Nkosi and Zuckerman discuss the practice of being a parent, making things, going “back” places, the narrative of the return home, the faces on money, the struggle for freedom, doing work that matters, who gets celebrated and why, remembering people aloud, gymnastics and exactness, different definitions of blackness, the tender space of art, the risk of creating art, behavior, movement, and allowing ourselves to be an evolving being!

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    This episode is brought to you by Kelly Klee private insurance . Please check out their website: Kellyklee.com/Heidi and they will make a $50 donation to Artadia, an art charity I’ve recommended, per each qualified referral.

    This episode is brought to you by

    Best & Co. Please visit www.BestandCoAspen.com and use discount code Heidi2020 to receive 5% off of any item on the Best & Co. website.  If you are interested in creating a custom piece please email custom@bestandcoaspen.com and mention that you heard about Best & Co. on my podcast to receive the special discount.

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    If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.Follow Heidi:

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    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidi-zuckerman-a236b55/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    53. Erica Keswin

    53. Erica Keswin

    Erica Keswin is a workplace strategist who has worked for the past twenty years with some of the most iconic brands in the world as a consultant, speaker, author, and professional dot-connector. Her first book, Bring Your Human to Work: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Design a Workplace That’s Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World, published in 2018 was a best-seller. Her next book, Rituals Roadmap: The Human Way to Transform Everyday Routines Into Workplace Magic is out now.

    Keswin and Zuckerman discuss tasting coffee, routines versus rituals, reflecting our values, family dinner, working moms, being a connector, personal missions, looking into each other’s personal spaces, bringing your whole self to work, things that make you feel most like you, a sense of purpose, priorities, being open, doing without a known return, and honoring relationships!

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    This episode is brought to you by Kelly Klee private insurance . Please check out their website: Kellyklee.com/Heidi and they will make a $50 donation to Artadia, an art charity I’ve recommended, per each qualified referral.

    This episode is brought to you by

    Best & Co. Please visit www.BestandCoAspen.com and use discount code Heidi2020 to receive 5% off of any item on the Best & Co. website.  If you are interested in creating a custom piece please email custom@bestandcoaspen.com and mention that you heard about Best & Co. on my podcast to receive the special discount.

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    If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.Follow Heidi:

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    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidi-zuckerman-a236b55/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    52. Brad Cloepfil

    52. Brad Cloepfil

    Brad Cloepfil founded Allied Works in 1994 in Portland, Oregon. Since 2000, the practice has grown steadily through the completion of major museum projects, innovative educational facilities, residences and workplaces of diverse scale, purpose and character. Allied Works was established to engage artists, builders, and thinkers in a collective pursuit of new expression. Their ethic is boundless curiosity and uncommon commitment to creating beautiful, moving, and meaningful work.

    Cloepfil and Zuckerman discuss architecture, the impact of geography on creativity, ritual practice, “the Robert Frost of architects,” the role of the room, finding an architecture you don’t yet know, that the building is never subject nor the answer, the truth and possibilities of beauty, making contemporary relevant spiritual space,     the need for God, where ethical conversations can occur, the discipline of listening, the transcendent, hell yeses!

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    This episode is brought to you by Kelly Klee private insurance . Please check out their website: Kellyklee.com/Heidi and they will make a $50 donation to Artadia, an art charity I’ve recommended, per each qualified referral.

    This episode is brought to you by

    Best & Co. Please visit www.BestandCoAspen.com and use discount code Heidi2020 to receive 5% off of any item on the Best & Co. website.  If you are interested in creating a custom piece please email custom@bestandcoaspen.com and mention that you heard about Best & Co. on my podcast to receive the special discount.

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    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidi-zuckerman-a236b55/

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