Conversations About Art

Listen as curators, educators, and others talk about art in the Museum’s permanent collection that amazes, puzzles, and challenges them.
The following multimedia presentations were created as part of a pilot project funded by the Kress Foundation.

 

ARTWORK INFORMATION:
Robert H. Colescott, Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder, 1979, Acrylic on canvas, Gift of Arlene and Harold Schnitzer in honor of Brian Ferriso

DISCUSSED BY:
Beth Harris, Ph.D., Director of Digital Learning, Museum of Modern Art
Stephen Zucker, Dean of the Fashion Institute of Technology School of Graduate Studies at the State University of New York

 

ARTWORK INFORMATION:
Gustave Courbet, The Violoncellist, 1847, Oil on canvas, Gift of Col. C.E.S. Wood in memory of his wife, Nanny Moale Wood

DISCUSSED BY:
Bruce Guenther, Chief Curator, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Portland Art Museum
Steven Zucker, Dean of the Fashion Institute of Technology School of Graduate Studies at the State University of New York

     

ARTWORK INFORMATION:
Follower of Bernardo Daddi, The Aldobrandini Triptych; Madonna Surrounded by Saints, 1326/1346, Tempera; wood, Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation

DISCUSSED BY:
Christina Olsen, Director of Education and Public Programming at the Portland Art Museum
Maribeth Graybill, Curator of Asian Art at the Portland Art Museum

 

ARTWORK INFORMATION:
Marcel Duchamp, Boîte-en-valise, Series F, 1941-1966, Paper, ink, wood, plastic, glass, linen, and leather, Museum Purchase: Robert Hale Ellis Jr. Fund for the Blanche Eloise Day Ellis and Robert Hale Ellis Memorial Collection

DISCUSSED BY:
Bruce Guenther, Chief Curator, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Portland Art Museum
Beth Harris, Ph.D., Director of Digital Learning, Museum of Modern Art

     

ARTWORK INFORMATION:
Erastus Salisbury Field, Portrait of a Young Woman, C. 1830, Oil on canvas, Museum Purchase: Helen Thurston Ayer Fund

DISCUSSED BY:
Gerri Hayes, Portland Art Museum Docent
Floyd Sklaver, Portland Art Museum Docent

 

ARTWORK INFORMATION:
Dan Flavin, Untitled (to Donna) II, 1971, Fluorescent light, Museum Purchase: National Endowment for the Arts Purchase Plan Grant with matching funds from the Contemporary Art Council

DISCUSSED BY:
Kate Burns, Education Specialist at the Portland Art Museum
Jillian Punska, Artist and Family Programs Specialist at the Portland Art Museum

     

ARTWORK INFORMATION:
Gold Vessel, Unknown Sicán, Ca. 850/1250, 20 karat gold, Museum Purchase: Funds raised by Mrs. Thyrza Hoe Pelling and contributed by Robert O. Lee, Mrs. James Burns, Margaret and Kathleen Mason, Dr. Philip Onstott, Nancy Howard, Mrs. H.H. Dixon, Dr. and Mrs. Lendon Smith, Mrs. James D. Platt, and Edith Feldenheimer

DISCUSSED BY:
Amy Gray, School Tour Coordinator at the Portland Art Museum
Anna Strankman, Curator of Native American Art at the Portland Art Museum

 

ARTWORK INFORMATION:
Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz, Useful Art #5: The Western Hotel, 1992

DISCUSSED BY:
Bruce Guenther, Chief Curator, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Portland Art Museum
Christina Olsen, Director of Education and Public Programming at the Portland Art Museum

     

ARTWORK INFORMATION:
Negoro Temple workshop, Negoro Ewer, Second half of the 16th century, Joined wood with black and red lacquer (Negoro ware), Gift of Richard Louis Brown in memory of John Yeon

DISCUSSED BY:
Maribeth Graybill, Curator of Asian Art at the Portland Art Museum
Steven Zucker, Dean of the Fashion Institute of Technology School of Graduate Studies at the State University of New York

 

ARTWORK INFORMATION:
C.S. Price, Riders of the Range, 1933-1934, Oil on canvas, Lent by Fine Arts Collection, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration

DISCUSSED BY:
Stephanie Parrish, Manager of Docent Programs and Gallery Teaching at the Portland Art Museum
Gerri Hayes, Portland Art Museum Docent

     

ARTWORK INFORMATION:
Sir Anthony van Dyck, Portrait of Cardinal Domenico Rivarola, 1623-1624, Oil on canvas, Museum Purchase: Funds provided by the Swigert Foundation and many private donors

DISCUSSED BY:
Kate Burns, Education Specialist at the Portland Art Museum
Floyd Sklaver, Portland Art Museum Docent

   

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