7 episodes

What was it like to be a woman making art as the feminist and civil rights movements were transforming American society? In this first season of Recording Artists, a new podcast from the Getty, we’ll use archival interviews to explore the lives of six women artists—Alice Neel, Lee Krasner, Betye Saar, Helen Frankenthaler, Yoko Ono, and Eva Hesse. Host Helen Molesworth also speaks with contemporary artists and art historians to make sense of what it meant—and still means—to be a woman and an artist.

Recording Artists Getty

    • Visual Arts
    • 5.0, 40 Ratings

What was it like to be a woman making art as the feminist and civil rights movements were transforming American society? In this first season of Recording Artists, a new podcast from the Getty, we’ll use archival interviews to explore the lives of six women artists—Alice Neel, Lee Krasner, Betye Saar, Helen Frankenthaler, Yoko Ono, and Eva Hesse. Host Helen Molesworth also speaks with contemporary artists and art historians to make sense of what it meant—and still means—to be a woman and an artist.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

cubanita#1 ,

Great podcast

Thank you! Would have loved this podcast when I was studying art history many years ago. Enjoying revisiting these artists and listening to them speak for themselves. Refreshing.

sundaypainter ,

Applause from and for female artists

Thank you thank you thank you! What a tremendous project. As an artist, it is incredibly inspiring to hear the stories of these artists, and it makes me feel less alone in my struggle. The podcast is insightful, and provides inspiration to someone that has struggled against the generally accepted notion that the art world is a meritocracy. It highlights the shortcomings female artists face against the predominantly male institutional bias of collectors, teachers, and artists. It has kept half of the population out of the conversation by keeping them off the walls.
Hoping contributions like these will help shift the tide in museum acquisition, gallery programming, collection building, and those female artists hoping to get tenure track in learning institutions. 🤞🤞🤞🤞

(((Annie))) ,

The Grandmothers

What a refreshing topic area. What good radio. I want more!

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