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Karen Michel

Karen Michel appears in the following:

New York Exhibitions Dance With Death Through Victorian Mourning Culture

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Bereavement fashion, post-mortem photography and floral hair wreaths are just some of what you'll find at the Met's "Death Becomes Her" and the Morbid Anatomy Museum's "Art of Mourning."

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The Man Who Casts The Metal For The Master Sculptors

Saturday, October 04, 2014

If you're an artist with an idea for a metal masterpiece, you'd probably turn to Dick Politch to cast it. His foundry has done works for over 500 artists. We get a look at an exhibit of his creations.

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With Blocks And Bricks, A Minimalist Returns To The Gallery

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Carl Andre helped shape modern sculpture in the mid-1960s, but his career was jolted when he was tried and acquitted of murder. Now he's the subject of his first major retrospective in three decades.

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Too Many Artists, Too Little Time: The Problems And Promise Of The Whitney

Friday, March 07, 2014

It's time again for the show that people love to hate: the Whitney Biennial, an overview of American art. Critics often trash it, but as Karen Michel says, this year's showcase has a few surprises.

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Robert Indiana: A Career Defined By 'LOVE' No Longer

Sunday, January 05, 2014

In 1968, the Museum of Modern Art bought his painting LOVE and made him a star. It became a sculpture, a stamp, greeting cards — and it obscured the rest of his career. Now the first major retrospective of Indiana's work has begun a national tour at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Maine Toy Museum Is Really For Grownups

Saturday, August 31, 2013

The small town of Waldoboro, Maine, boasts two attractions: Moody's Diner, reputed to be one of the oldest in the country, and the Toy Museum. But it's not really for kids. Founded in 1996 by John Fawcett, an artist and former University of Connecticut art teacher, it is a monument to Betty Boop, Donald, Mickey, the Lone Ranger and all of the artifacts of a kiddie culture only adults remember.

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'Cutie And The Boxer': Two Lives Entwined At Home, In Art

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Zachary Heinzerling's documentary captures the curious dynamics of a complicated relationship between two artists whose lives and work are inextricably intertwined. As Karen Michel reports, Ushio and Noriko Shinohara are still figuring themselves out after 40 years and more.

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For Judd Family, Home Is Where The (Rectilinear) Art Is

Sunday, July 21, 2013

When minimalist artist Donald Judd died, his Manhattan house stayed in the family, with much of his stuff exactly where he left it. Now, after a renovation his son helped oversee, the general public can tour the building and see firsthand how Judd brought art and architecture together.

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When Sculpting Cedar, This Artist Is Tireless And Unsentimental

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ursula von Rydingsvard is 70 years old, but she still spends eight hours a day working massive blocks of cedar into sculptures. "I don't want the cuteness associated with the wood," she says, "or even the nostalgia."

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Watching Arnold Mesches

Saturday, May 01, 2004

When the painter Arnold Mesches began making political artwork in the 1950s — including one painting series on the Rosenberg trials — someone else began surveillance of the painter’s life. Produced by Karen Michel.

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Mike & Adi

Saturday, September 13, 2003

A couple struggles to draw the line between a collection and too much junk. Produced by Karen Michel.

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Cocktail Shaker

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Radio producer Karen Michel says she can't help her need to acquire.

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Gregory Crewdson

Saturday, April 19, 2003

The art photographer Gregory Crewdson stages his work in thoroughly unspectacular places. He constructs domestic scenes in suburban neighborhoods — and stirs in his own surrealistic fantasies. Produced by Karen Michel.

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Mike & Adi

Saturday, February 22, 2003

A couple struggles to draw the line between a collection and too much junk. Produced by Karen Michel.

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Watching Arnold Mesches

Saturday, January 25, 2003

When the painter Arnold Mesches began making political artwork in the 1950s — including one painting series on the Rosenberg trials — someone else began surveillance of the painter’s life. Produced by Karen Michel.

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Now Playing: Maya

Saturday, October 05, 2002

Until mid-October at Mass MOCA in North Adams, Massachusetts you can see a giant ziggurat covered with toy action figures. The installation is the work of Jarvis Rockwell, son of the late illustrator and painter of American icons, Norman Rockwell.  

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Gerhard Richter's Exquisite Obscurity

Saturday, September 21, 2002

The German painter Gerhard Richter is a master of exquisite obscurity with his conscious, careful blurring of even the most literal images. A retrospective of Gerhard Richter's work is touring the country: its next stop is the San Francisco MOMA.

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Mike & Adi

Saturday, June 22, 2002

A couple struggles to draw the line between a collection and too much junk. 

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Cocktail Shaker

Saturday, June 22, 2002

Radio producer Karen Michel says she can’t help her need to acquire.

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Sonic Buddhism

Saturday, May 25, 2002

Producer Karen Michel explores what sound means in Zen and Tibetan traditions.

(Originally aired: November 10, 2001)

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