Verrocchio opened his workshop in Florence in the late 1560’s. He was a great master and the teacher of Leonardo da Vinci. The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC exhibit, with fifty works from the Bargello and other museums, is the first-ever monographic exhibit of Verrocchio in the US. So if you didn’t get to see the celebration of Verrocchio at the Bargello in Florence earlier this year, you can see his work here in Washington. Sheila and Tom introduce us to his greatness.
Tom and Sheila discuss their experiences and stories about art openings.
Tom and Sheila discuss the art, materials, and history of pastel drawings and paintings, along with the current exhibit of pastels, “The Touch of Color”, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
Tom and Sheila discuss the art of puppetry with Rachel Gates, who developed her art with Tears of Joy Theatre in Portland, Oregon, before setting up with performances and workshops near us in Takoma Park, MD.
Tom and Sheila, with guest Peter Blake, discuss the Moon landing of July 1969, artists’ reactions, and the current exhibit at the National Gallery on one hundred years of photographs of the moon, leading up to the Moon landing by NASA. If you listen closely, you may hear a weirdly appropriated recording of Werner Von Braun.
Tom and Sheila discuss their lives as artists at this point in their careers.
An exhibit exploring the theme of artists’ manifestos, entitled, Manifesto: Art x Agency, is now at the Hirshhorn museum, in Washington DC.
Our show today will take up these passionate art arguments: the series of Manifestos written over the last century: manifestos for each emergent Avante-Garde: the the Futurists, the Dadaists, the Surrealists, the Objectivists, the Abstract Expressionists…and on into the present era: and what a giddy fountain of words poured forth from these activists!
Sheila and Tom explore the current exhibition at the Freer Gallery, in Washington DC:
Whistler in Watercolor (through Nov 3, 2019), and discuss Whistler’s life and art.
Tom and Sheila, with guest Peter Blake, explore the exhibit now on at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, DC: “The Life of Animals in Japanese Art”.
Sheila, Tom, and Peter visit the current exhibit at the Phillips Collection, near Dupont Circle, in Washington DC. The exhibit is called, “The Warmth of Other Suns”, and presents seventy-five artists who respond to and represent the experience of migrants and refugees around the world and in history.