Secrets of the Wallace: The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1767)

Secrets of the Wallace: The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1767)

Hello I’m Chistobel and I’m Niamh and today we are going to be discussing decadence, agency and ambiguity in Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s best known painting, The Swing. Here to give us some insider knowledge is Curatorial Assistant Carmen Holdsworth-Delgado. Could you give us some information about how The Swing came into being? A poet’s accounts has […]

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Stephen Jones: Hatology

Stephen Jones: Hatology

So, welcome, everyone, to the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. My name is Chrisstina Hamilton, the series director. Today we present a rare bird, a first ever milliner for the series, the inimitable Stephen Jones. And thank you to our partners for their support: Linda Dresner. Linda Dresner is a woman as well as a […]

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The Line Between Art and Obscenity: Marshall Krause on Ron Boise’s Kama Sutra Sculptures

The Line Between Art and Obscenity: Marshall Krause on Ron Boise’s Kama Sutra Sculptures

let’s talk about you know one of the first ones that comes up chronologically I think is the Vorpal Gallery and Ron Boise who was a sculptor his kamasutra sculptors and this was 1964 gentleman by the name of Muldoon Elder was the owner of the gallery and I believe he was the the individual […]

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Middle and Late Heian Period | Japanese Art History | Little Art Talks

Middle and Late Heian Period | Japanese Art History | Little Art Talks

This video is part 2 of 2 for art history of the Heian period. If you haven’t already watched part 1, please click on the annotation to watch the introduction and early Heian period. This video will cover the mid- and late Heian period. Remember how in the Nara period, lands were taken back under […]

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#SunflowersLIVE No. 5 Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum

#SunflowersLIVE No. 5 Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum

Thank you for visiting Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art. My name is Shôko Kobayashi, chief curator of this museum. First of all, I would like to thank all my colleagues. The National Gallery in London, Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam… The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the museum Pinakothek in Munich. […]

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Postcards: Luci Riffel

Postcards: Luci Riffel

I’m from Virginia, Minnesota, just up north   on the Iron Range.   And my preferred mediums of creation are   printmaking and drawing.   When I was growing up, I was kind of,   thought I was a little more artistic.   I was always like, that kid that can draw.   If anybody […]

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Summer Arts Studio

Summer Arts Studio

I wanted to have more education on how to teach elementary school kids. This was a rare opportunity to work in a real world class hot shop I get to learn new things, work with different instructors, pick their brains about different types of art styles. Our first assignment was alien fruit. Kind of free […]

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Conversations with Colin: Rembrandt’s Joris de Caulerij

Conversations with Colin: Rembrandt’s Joris de Caulerij

[music] Colin Bailey: I love this portrait. It’s of a young militiaman, quite a grand figure, a man called Joris de Caulerij, who was from The Hague. Rembrandt, young, in his late 20s, goes to make a small number of portraits in The Hague. He may have stayed in this man’s inn. He owned an […]

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My Horibal Speling

My Horibal Speling

Teacher: Okay class – spell “Wednesday”. James: Uhhh…I-I don’t know how to spell Wednesday. Teacher-James: Well, James just sound it out. James: Oh, okay. James: So, like this? Teacher: No James, it’s “wed-nes-day”. *Aggressive sniff* James: You said sound it out, and that’s how you sound it out. French Student: *stereotypical French laugh* French Student: […]

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Joseph Kosuth at Hirshhorn: Demetrion Lecture

Joseph Kosuth at Hirshhorn: Demetrion Lecture

– It’s been exactly 10 years since my last lecture here. It was titled Public Texts, Stolen Texts and it was on the occasion of the Panza exhibition. For my lecture tonight, I want to briefly consider what makes installations different from other kinds of work. And before I conclude with these comments, I will […]

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