Sheila and Tom discuss some of the iconic works in illustration and fine art that depicted Thanksgiving, and others associated with abundance, a bountiful harvest, and a celebration of the fruits of one’s labors. The works of early American painters, such as Edward Hicks and John Singleton Copley, are discussed; and there’s an interesting discussion of the place in American art of Normal Rockwell and others often excluded from consideration by critics.
Tom Xenakis talks with DJ Clyde Ensslin and album cover artist, Richard Bangham, about contemporary album covers.
Air date: Nov 17, 2018
Kilims of Eighteenth & Nineteenth Century nomads of Anatolia,
at the Textile Museum of Washington DC.
Sheila Blake and Tom Xenakis explore the newly expanded exhibition space and landscaping at the Glenstone Museum, in Potomac Maryland. They discuss one couple’s generosity in sharing their collection of contemporary art in a new museum.
How do artists find their unique voices? Sheila and Tom discuss this topic, and explore the visuao oices of two contemporary artist, Sean Scully ad Richard Tuttle.
Trevor Paglen is a geographer and an artist. He has launched on an investigation to reveal the hidden infrastructure of worldwide systems that are meant to be secret. His show “Sites Unseen” is at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
We discuss the art form of album covers – from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.
Sheila and Tom visit the new exhibit at the National Gallery: “Sense of Humor”,
through Jan 06, 2019.
Sheila and Tom Explore the new exhibit at the Phillips Gallery in Washington DC, and discuss the history of Aboriginal Art, Dreamtime, Songlines, and much else.