The Gallery Gap WVIK has partnered with the Figge Art Museum and Augustana College's Teaching Museum of Art to produce a new podcast focusing on underrepresented populations in art galleries across the world. Melissa Mohr, director of Education at the Figge, and Claire Kovacs, director of the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, host the Gallery Gap. Producers: Lacy Scarmana and Alfredo Manteca
The Gallery Gap

The Gallery Gap

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WVIK has partnered with the Figge Art Museum and Augustana College's Teaching Museum of Art to produce a new podcast focusing on underrepresented populations in art galleries across the world. Melissa Mohr, director of Education at the Figge, and Claire Kovacs, director of the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, host the Gallery Gap. Producers: Lacy Scarmana and Alfredo MantecaMore from The Gallery Gap »

Most Recent Episodes

'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 20: Magnetic Fields

This is the final episode in a three part series about the National Museum for Women in the Arts (NMWA), an institution that has done so much in its brief 30 years to advocate for equity in the arts and beyond.

'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 18: Celebrating 30 Years of the National Museum of Women in the Arts

As Claire and Melissa close out the first season of The Gallery Gap, they have created a special three part series that celebrates the institution that inspired The Gallery Gap's creation, the National Museum of Women in the Arts , or NMWA, located in Washington, D.C.

'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 18: Celebrating 30 Years of the National Museum of Women in the Arts

'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 17: Midwest Women Artists: Collaboration & Determination

Melissa asks Claire about her recent experiences at the Biennial Midwest Artists Symposium , organized by the Illinois Women Artists Project (IWAP). Now in its fourth iteration, the symposium focused on Midwest women artists from the 1960s-1980s.

'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 17: Midwest Women Artists: Collaboration & Determination

'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 16: Endless Flight

In light of the current Figge exhibition , Edouard Duval Carrié: Endless Flight, Claire and Melissa explore the topic of Haitian art with Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrié and Caribbean art scholar, Dr. Alfredo Rivera of Grinnell College.

'The Gallery Gap' Presents: The Rainbow Coalition Panel

This is the complete audio from the Rainbow Coalition panel held at the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art on August 30, 2017.

'The Gallery Gap' Episode 15: Organize Your Own

In this episode, we switch things up a bit, and Melissa talks to Claire about the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art's current exhibition, Organize Your Own: the Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements .

'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 14: Urban Exposure

After a summer hiatus, Claire and Melissa jump back into The Gallery Gap with an interview of Quad Citizens Gaye Shannon Burnett and Jon Burnett regarding their summer film program, Urban Exposure .

'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 13: Kara Walker's The Emancipation Approximation

Kara Walker's artwork The Emancipation Approximation is on view at the Figge until August 27. This series of 27 silkscreen prints features the provocative silhouettes for which Walker is known.

'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 12: Jefferson Pinder's Ghost Light, Part 2

In the second part of a two-episode conversation about art and race in the Quad Cities, Claire and Melissa continue talking with Chicago-based artist Jefferson Pinder.

'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 11: Jefferson Pinder's Ghost Light, Part 1

In the first part of of a two-episode conversation about art and race in the Quad Cities, Claire and Melissa speak with Chicago-based artist Jefferson Pinder about his Figge exhibition, Ghost Light, on display through June 4. In it, Pinder has created a site-specific performance installation that explores race in the midwest through multi-faceted portraits of personalities from the Quad Cities area.

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