Museum Confidential Museum Confidential is a behind-the-scenes look at museums hosted by Jeff Martin of Philbrook Museum of Art and produced by Scott Gregory with Public Radio Tulsa. New episodes every two weeks.
Museum Confidential

Museum Confidential

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Museum Confidential is a behind-the-scenes look at museums hosted by Jeff Martin of Philbrook Museum of Art and produced by Scott Gregory with Public Radio Tulsa. New episodes every two weeks.

Most Recent Episodes

Ask the Experts 2.0

Time once again for our annual round-table with three experts from different facets of the art world. The roster includes Hrag Vartanian, editor of the popular arts and culture website, Hyperallergic ; Philbrook Director Scott Stulen; and artist Sharon Louden, who is currently putting the finishing touches on her brand-new installation in the Philbrook Rotunda. Louden's installation will be on view for the rest of 2019. Hosted by Jeff Martin with Philbrook Museum of Art and produced by Scott

Glenstone: A Labor of Love

Less than 20 miles from Washington , DC , there' s a place called Glenstone . It was founded by Mitch and Emily Rales and opened in 2006. Last fall , Glenstone took a big leap forward. But w hat, exactly, is Glenstone? It ' s an art museum , with 200 + acres of grounds. It ' s private. It ' s free. Kids and chewing gum aren ' t allowed , nor are taking pictures or using cell phones. What is Glenstone, as a museum, trying to do? Emily Rales, who also serves as director and chief curator of

Paintings for the Future

For the #1 slot on his list of Top 10 Best Art Shows of 2018, New York Magazine art critic Jerry Saltz selected an exhibition at the Guggenheim by Swedish artist Hilma af Klint titled " Paintings for the Future ." He wrote, " The most magnificent sight in New York this year was the drop-dead first gallery showing of kaleidoscopically colored, structurally complex, completely abstract paintings made in the first two decades of the 20th century by [this] unacknowledged Swedish visionary...." Since

The Savior

Art conservation. It's sort of a magic trick. But when you look closer, you find immensely talented people using skills and techniques passed down over generations alongside cutting-edge technology. On this episode of Museum Confidential, we chat with Julian Baumgartner of Chicago-based Baumgartner Fine Art Restoration . He's taken his family business into the 21st century by embracing new media...and has become a bit of a social media star in the process. Hosted by Jeff Martin with Philbrook

The Underground Museum

Close your eyes. Imagine a museum. Chances are, we're all seeing variations on the same theme. Open galleries, high ceilings, a guard standing in the corner wearing a blaz er. These are stereotypes, of course, but you see the point here. Museums DON'T have to be quite so stereotypical. One place that's trying to change how we interact with museum spaces is The Underground Museum i n Los Angeles. We recently sat down with that museum's director, Megan Steinman. Hosted by Jeff Martin with

The Grand Vienna Museum: On Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf

Years ago, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria, began inviting artists to sift through its 4 million or so objects and then create exh i bitions filtered through each artist's unique point of view. Recently, the museum asked filmmaker Wes Anderson and his partner Juman Malouf to jointly take on this gargantuan task. We speak with the Kunsthistorisches Museum's curator, Jasper Sharp, to learn how the Anderson-Malouf show (which closes in April of 2019) was dreamed up, put together,

Ninth Street Women

Pulitzer Prize Finalist Mary Gabriel joins us to talk about her acclaimed new book, " Ninth Street Women ." After WWII, when names like Pollock and Rothko were entering the American mainstream, five women dared to enter the male-dominated modern-art scene — not as muses, but as artists. From their New York studios, where they worked, drank, fought, and loved, these women kicked open doors for themselves and everyone who came after. On this episode, we meet Lee, Grace, Helen, Joan, and Elaine.

The World Famous Crochet Museum

On this installment of Museum Confidential, we visit California's High Desert with our roving correspondent, Preston Poe (of The Preston Poe Show podcast ). As we often say, there are many kinds of museums. One of them is a tiny, refurbished photo-processing booth in Joshua Tree, which is now dedicated entirely to crochet. The museum's founder, as you'll hear, knows how to spin a yarn or two. And rightly so. Hosted by Jeff Martin with Philbrook Museum of Art and produced by Scott Gregory with

John Waters on "Indecent Exposure"

Legendary filmmaker and so-called "Pope of Trash" John Waters has a brand new project in his beloved hometown. On view through January 6, 2019, at the Baltimore Museum of Art, "Indecent Exposure" is the first retrospective of Waters' visual arts career, featuring more than 160 provocative photographs, sculptures, and video/sound works. We sat down to chat with him about the show, the 30th anniversary of "Hairspray," and a few other things. ( For more information about the exhibit, visit artbma

The Afterlife of Edward Gorey

In our special Halloween episode, we step into the macabre with acclaimed writer Mark Dery , author of the new biography, Born to be Posthumous: The Eccentric Genius and Mysterious Life of Edward Gorey . Often called the "Grandfather of Goth," Gorey (who died in 2000) influenced Tim Burton, Neil Gaiman, Lemony Snicket, and countless others. Hosted by Jeff Martin with Philbrook Museum of Art and produced by Scott Gregory with Public Radio Tulsa.

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