Modern Art

StudioTulsa
5:21 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

A Special New Exhibit in Tulsa: "Collective Future: Gifts in Honor of Philbrook's 75th Anniversary"

Aired on Monday, November 4th.

Back in 1938, the legendary local oilman Waite Phillips announced that he was giving his Italianate mansion --- and its surrounding 20-plus acres of uniformly gorgeous grounds --- to the citizens of Tulsa as an art museum and park space. Today, as has been the case all along, the Philbrook Museum of Art is an important and truly unique aspect of the art scene not just in our community but throughout this part of the nation.

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StudioTulsa
6:38 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Now on View at Philbrook: An Engaging Group Exhibit Entitled "Remainder"

Aired on Monday, July 22nd.

On this installment of ST, we are joined by Lauren Ross, the Meinig Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philbrook Museum of Art here in Tulsa, who tells us about a group show now on exhibit at the museum, "Remainder," which will run through September 29th.

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StudioTulsa
3:07 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Modern Masterpieces and Masterful Deception Cross Paths in "The Art Forger" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Tuesday, March 12th.

(Please note: This program originally aired last year.) On this edition of our show, we speak by phone with the author and writing instructor B. A. Shapiro about her widely praised novel, "The Art Forger." In 1990, more than a dozen works of art (today worth, in sum, $500+ million) were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, but in this equally fascinating and entertaining novel, our heroine --- Claire Roth, a struggling young artist --- learns more about this theft than she ever bargained for.

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StudioTulsa
4:09 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

TU's Bell Lecture to Be Delivered by Dr. Clare Haynes of the University of Edinburgh

Aired on Wednesday, February 6th.

On this edition of our program, we offer a fascinating discussion concerning art, religion, and history with Dr. Clare Haynes of the University of Edinburgh. Tomorrow night, Thursday the 7th, Dr. Haynes will give the 2013 Rita and William H. Bell Distinguished Lecture at 7:30pm in Tyrrell Hall on the TU campus. It's free and open to the public, and it's presented by the TU Department of Philosophy and Religion. The title for this lecture is "Resisting Affinities: The Visual Arts and the Church of England Since the Reformation." As Dr.

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StudioTulsa
5:58 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

"From Max Weber to Mark Rothko" (A Lecture at Philbrook)

Aired on Thursday, January 24th.

The widely praised "Models & Muses: Max Weber and the Figure" exhibit at the Philbrook Museum of Art here in Tulsa will close on February 3rd. On this installment of ST, we revisit this terrific show --- the first museum survey of Weber's work in two decades, and an exhibition which originated at Philbrook --- in order to explore one aspect of Weber's long and influential career in American modern art. Namely, that aspect is his relationship with Mark Rothko, the pioneering abstract painter who, while still a young man, was briefly a student of Weber's in the middle 1920s.

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StudioTulsa
5:14 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

For Artist James Grashow, Anything Goes (Including Cardboard Sculptures, Woodcuts, LP Covers, Etc.)

Aired on Wednesday, January 23rd.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with the veteran artist James Grashow, born in Brooklyn in 1942, who's been creating an appealing, wide-ranging body of work since the 1960s. From large-scale environmental installations to album covers for Deep Purple and Jethro Tull to miniature "houseplants" (in which homes and buildings replace flowers and buds in intricately constructed bouquets), Grashow creates works that somehow thrive on both whimsy and decay, both wonder and mortality.

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StudioTulsa
5:07 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Modern Masterpieces and Masterful Deception Cross Paths in "The Art Forger"

Aired on Monday, November 12th.

On this edition of our show, we speak by phone with the author and writing instructor B. A. Shapiro about her widely praised new novel, "The Art Forger." In 1990, more than a dozen works of art (today worth, in sum, $500+ million) were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, but in this equally fascinating and entertaining novel, our heroine --- Claire Roth, a struggling young artist --- learns more about this theft than she ever bargained for.

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StudioTulsa
1:58 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

"Max Weber and the Figure" at Philbrook

Aired on Thursday, November 8th.

On this edition of our show, we speak with Catherine Whitney, who's been the Chief Curator and Curator of American Art at the Philbrook Museum of Art here in Tulsa for the past couple of years now.

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StudioTulsa
1:26 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Colored Pencils, Still-Life Imagery, and Focusing on Light: The Art of Cecile Baird

Aired on Tuesday, October 30th.

On today's edition of ST, an interesting discussion with the Ohio-based artist Cecile Baird, who is currently the ARTworks Featured Artist at Holland Hall School in Tulsa. A master of the colored-pencil medium, Baird has recently been working with art students at that school --- and several of her striking, well-rendered, nearly photo-realistic works will be on view at Holland Hall's Holliman Gallery (in the Walter Arts Center on the HH campus) through November 26th.

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StudioTulsa
12:50 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

A Conversation with Marc Masurovsky, Co-Founder of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project

Aired on Friday, October 26th.

On today's show, an interesting discussion with Marc Masurovsky, who co-founded the Holocaust Art Restitution Project (HARP) in 1997. (He has served as HARP's Director of Research and is also a Board member.) An acknowledged expert in his field, Masurovsky has spent decades looking into various matters related to cultural assets that were looted or else sold under duress during the Holocaust and World War II; he's also served as an expert historian in a class-action lawsuit for Jewish claimants seeking restitution of lost accounts and other liquid assets from Swiss banks.

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