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The Leonard Lopate Show

Grant Wood

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Art historian R. Tripp Evans discusses the artist Grant Wood, one of America’s most famous regionalist painters recognized mainly for his farm scene, "American Gothic." In the biography Grant Wood: A Life, Evans reveals Wood as a complex man and a deeply complicated artist who became a national symbol.

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Women of the Hudson River School

Monday, October 18, 2010

Jennifer Krieger and Nancy Siegel, curators of the exhibition “Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School,” the first to focus solely on women artists associated with the 19th-century landscape painting movement. It features paintings, embroidered landscapes, photography and drawings by Julia Hart Beers, Susie Barstow, Sara Cole, Josephine Walters, among others. “Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School” is on view through October 31 at The Thomas Cole Historic Site, in Catskill, New York.

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Stealing the Mystic Lamb

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Art historian Noah Charney discusses Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece—one of the ten most important paintings ever made, and happens to be the most frequently stolen artwork of all time. Stealing the Mystic Lamb traces the stories behind its thefts: Since its completion in 1432, it has been looted, burned, dismembered, forged, smuggled, illegally sold, hidden, ransomed, rescued, and stolen a total of thirteen times.

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Sanctuary

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Photographer Gregory Crewdson talks about his photographs of the legendary film studio Cinecittà, where Federico Fellini and Roberto Rossellini shot their iconic works. His book of photographs, Sanctuary, presents haunting black-and-white portraits of deteriorating buildings and deserted streets.

Photographs from Sanctuary are currently on view at Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, through October 30.

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"The Mexican Suitcase" at ICP

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Curator Brian Wallis, and Cynthia Young, exhibition organizer, discuss the “The Mexican Suitcase.” Considered lost since 1939, the so-called Mexican Suitcase is actually three boxes containing 4,500 negatives documenting the Spanish Civil War by Robert Capa, Chim (David Seymour), and Gerda Taro. The cache includes new images by these photographers and previously unknown portraits, and it not only provides a rich and panoramic view of the Spanish Civil War, but shows the role of these photographers in laying the foundation for modern war photography. “The Mexican Suitcase” is on view at the International Center of Photography September 24, 2010 through January 9, 2011.

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The Life and Influence of Leo Castelli

Friday, August 13, 2010

Annie Cohen-Solal recounts the incredibly influential and astonishing life of Leo Castelli, who reigned for decades as America’s most influential art dealer. He was the first to exhibit the then-unknown Jasper Johns, and emerged as a tastemaker, becoming a champion of 20th-century masters like Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein, Warhol, and Twombly. In Leo and His Circle: The Life of Leo Castelli she gives an account of his life, his gallery, and the ways he changed the art world.

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The @ Symbol, now @ MoMA

Friday, August 06, 2010

The “@” symbol has recently been admitted to the Museum of Modern Art’s architecture and design collection. We’ll talk to MoMA’s Paola Antonelli , curator in the Department of Architecture and Design, about the acquisition.

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Another Science Fiction

Friday, June 11, 2010

Megan Prelinger discusses aerospace industry ads from the golden age of science fiction—the 1950s and early 1960s—when the farthest reaches of imagination were fed by the technological breakthroughs of the postwar years. Her book Another Science Fiction presents nearly 200 entertaining, intriguing, and inspiring pieces of space-age eye candy.

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Features

A Sea Of Clothing And Heartbeats Fill The Armory

Friday, May 14, 2010

Christian Boltanski's new exhibit No Man's Land makes the cavernous space inside the Park Avenue Armory feel more like stoop sale than a drill hall. Watch the video.

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Please Explain: Art Conservation

Friday, May 14, 2010

On this week’s Please Explain we’re looking at the art and science of art conservation.

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Features

Art You Can Actually Afford

Friday, May 07, 2010

The Affordable Art Fair opens in New York today, giving wannabe art-collectors a chance to take part in the action without dropping as much cash. Read more.

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Features

High Fashion In Brooklyn

Friday, May 07, 2010

The Brooklyn Museum just cleaned its closet and found lots of couture. A new exhibit is now open at the Brooklyn Museum. Watch the video.

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The Takeaway

Picasso Sold for Record Price

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

A record has been set for the most expensive art work sold at auction. Pablo Picasso's 1932 painting "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust," was sold to an anonymous phone bidder for $106.5 million in New York on Tuesday. BBC reporter, Nkem Ifejika tells us what is known about the bidder and whether this sale signals the end of the global recession.

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Private and Public Lives

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

On today’s show, former first lady Rosalynn Carter discusses her advocacy for the mentally ill. Then, Pam Grier talks about her life, career, and her with many memorable roles, like Jackie Brown. Also, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley on her latest, called Private Life. Humorist Dave Barry tells terrifying tales ...

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Jules Feiffer

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Award-winning cartoonist, playwright, and author Jules Feiffer, talks about his life and his rise from a fearful kid with learning problems and a controlling mother, to working under the legendary Will Eisner and creating his subversive graphic novella Munro. His memoir is Backing into Forward.

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Freedom and Captivity

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Eric Volz describes his experience being wrongfully accused of murder while he was living in Nicaragua. Then, award-winning cartoonist, playwright, and author Jules Feiffer discusses his new illustrated autobiography. And Andrea Levy talks about her new novel The Long Song. Plus, David Reznick discusses his interpretive guide to Darwin’s Origin ...

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Egypt's Stolen Artifacts 'Wish List'

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, names the famous art pieces he wants returned from museums.

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2010 Whitney Biennial

Friday, April 16, 2010

Curator Gary Carrion-Murayari, one of the two organizers of the 2010 Whitney Biennial, and artist Josephine Meckseper discuss this year’s biennial, the museum’s 75th. The Biennial is the Whitney’s panoramic survey of the latest in American art, and it includes well established artists along with emerging artists from ...

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Make It Work!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Project Runway’s style mentor Tim Gunn talks about his role on the show, his career, his style guidelines, and about appearing as hero fighting crimes against fashion in Marvel’s comic Models, Inc.

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Waking Sleeping Beauty

Friday, March 26, 2010

Don Hahn and Peter Schneider discuss the years from 1984 to 1994, when a perfect storm of people and circumstances changed the face of animation forever. “Waking Sleeping Beauty,” directed by Hahn and produced by Schneider and Hahn, tells a story of clashing egos, out-of-control budgets, escalating tensions, and one ...

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