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.
Tom and Sheila discuss Plein Air Painting: its history, the great paintings in the National Gallery of At, and the techniques and materials that you can use.
Our third program about artists whose lives were cut short due to disease, addiction, accidents, and issues arising from lives of poverty and single-minded obsession. We’ll talk about a few great artists and their legacies: bodies of work that challenged the past, advanced vision, and opened new possibilities, so that artists who came after could scoop it up, absorb it and add to the unknown and unseen. Originally broadcast June 30, 2018
The contemporary photographer Sally Mann is introduced.
Our second program on a few special artists whose lives were cut short by illness, addiction, or other maladies.
Sheila and Tom investigate the origins of modernism by visiting the exhibition of Cézanne portraits at the National Gallery of Art.
Tom and Sheila visit the Mexican Cultural Institute, in Washington DC.